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Interactions between water, energy and food provision for sustainable cities – DPU at Urban Nexus

Interactions between water, energy and food provision for sustainable cities – DPU at Urban Nexus

31 May 2016

Funded by the ESRC, the Nexus Network brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners to develop a holistic understanding of how the linkages between food, energy, water and the environment shape ...
Reflexive Development Practitioners: The 3rd Wave of the DPU/ACHR/CAN Internship Programme Launched in Bangkok

Reflexive Development Practitioners: The 3rd Wave of the DPU/ACHR/CAN Internship Programme Launched in Bangkok

31 May 2016

Learning by doing is at the core to promote socially minded development practices. As part of a long-standing partnership between the Asian Coalition of Housing Rights (ACHR), the Community Architects Network (CAN) and ...
Just sustainabilities - DPU contribution to UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report

Just sustainabilities - DPU contribution to UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report

UN-Habitat has just published the 2016 World Cities Report which is fully available online (http://wcr.unhabitat.org/). The report focuses on the emerging futures of urbanisation and development, and features a notable ...
Lessons for Fort McMurray's long road ahead to rebuilding – Cassidy Johnson on CBC Radio One

Lessons for Fort McMurray's long road ahead to rebuilding – Cassidy Johnson on CBC Radio One

Throughout May 2016 massive wildfires have been sweeping through western Canada leaving behind a trail of devastation. Beginning just outside the municipality of Fort McMurray in Alberta, the fires have spread through the ...
Pioneer Peripheries: Temporary uses as dispositives
for listening, triggering and supporting urban transformations 

Pioneer Peripheries: Temporary uses as dispositives for listening, triggering and supporting urban transformations 

On Thursday 12 May Camillo Boano, MSc BUDD Director and Co-director of the UCL Urban Laboratory, spoke at an event in Rome organised by the association Temporiuso and the Italian Ministry of Culture ...
Interns and Volunteers at the ESD field trip 2016

Interns and Volunteers at the ESD field trip 2016

An integral part of the Masters in Environment and Sustainable Development at the Development Planning Unit is a practice fieldwork abroad. For some years the programme has been visiting Lima and adding to ...
The social impact of urban infrastructure investments - Julio Davila at annual conference in Barranquilla

The social impact of urban infrastructure investments - Julio Davila at annual conference in Barranquilla

On 14 April DPU Director Julio D Davila was a keynote speaker at an annual conference to promote the city of Barranquilla, Colombia's fourth largest city, mainly to outside investors. Julio spoke ...

Pioneer Peripheries: Temporary uses as dispositives for listening, triggering and supporting urban transformations 

On Thursday 12 May Camillo Boano, MSc BUDD Director and Co-director of the UCL Urban Laboratory, spoke at an event in Rome organised by the association Temporiuso and the Italian Ministry of Culture ...

Interns and Volunteers at the ESD field trip 2016

An integral part of the Masters in Environment and Sustainable Development at the Development Planning Unit is a practice fieldwork abroad. For some years the programme has been visiting Lima and adding to ...

The social impact of urban infrastructure investments - Julio Davila at annual conference in Barranquilla

On 14 April DPU Director Julio D Davila was a keynote speaker at an annual conference to promote the city of Barranquilla, Colombia's fourth largest city, mainly to outside investors. Julio spoke ...

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Joint UCL-Energy and UCL STEaPP seminar: 'Evaluating the Paris Agreement's Mitigation Pledges' with Joe Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

Joint UCL-Energy and UCL STEaPP seminar: 'Evaluating the Paris Agreement's Mitigation Pledges' with Joe Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School

02 June 2016

The 2015 Paris Agreement reflected an unprecedented breadth of participation in international climate policy, with some 185 countries comprising about 95% of global greenhouse gas emissions having submitted emission mitigation pledges. These so-called ...
The Socially Just Transport Doctoral Group Seminar Series

The Socially Just Transport Doctoral Group Seminar Series

06 June 2016

This is the 4th and last seminar of this season, organized by the Socially Just Transport Group, a Doctoral Network from The Bartlett School of Planning.
Space, Politics and Imperfect Citizenship: A debate on migration policy and forms of life at the edge of Europe

Space, Politics and Imperfect Citizenship: A debate on migration policy and forms of life at the edge of Europe

07 June 2016

With an increase in forced migration, territorial tensions have risen across Europe, altering political and spatial discourses. A fast evolving geography of unregulated and partially regulated camps has become a phenomenon grounded inside ...
UCL-Energy & The Edge Expert Panel Discussion - EU Referendum: Environmental & climate change consequences for the built environment

UCL-Energy & The Edge Expert Panel Discussion - EU Referendum: Environmental & climate change consequences for the built environment

09 June 2016

The EU Referendum is a once in a generation event, the outcome of which will ultimately be driven by the vote of UK citizens. It has brought an opportunity to reflect and act ...
UCL ISR Seminar: The Low Carbon Economy by Jaakko Kooroshy, Executive Director, GS SUSTAIN, Goldman Sachs

UCL ISR Seminar: The Low Carbon Economy by Jaakko Kooroshy, Executive Director, GS SUSTAIN, Goldman Sachs

15 June 2016

The talk explores how key low carbon technologies – solar PV, onshore wind, LEDs and electric vehicles – are reshaping competitive dynamics across global industries. While policy debates often centre on 2030 forecasts and 2050 ...