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DPU and cLIMA sin Riesgo internship opportunities in Lima

DPU and cLIMA sin Riesgo internship opportunities in Lima

15 September 2016

This is a call open to all alumni of the Msc Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD) from the DPU, and who have undertaken fieldwork in Lima (2013-2016).
Award for contributions of SLURC project manager to socioeconomic development of country

Award for contributions of SLURC project manager to socioeconomic development of country

18 August 2016

We are delighted that Dr. Ibrahim Bun Kamara, project manager at DPU’s collaborative Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) has received the Journalists for Credibility and Professionalism award. The meritorious award recognises ...
Africa Regional Dossier published - key issues and propositions raised by civil society

Africa Regional Dossier published - key issues and propositions raised by civil society

The regional reporting process has been one of the key spaces for deliberation towards the production of the Zero Draft of the ‘New Urban Agenda’ which is being prepared by the five UN ...
Researchers and Practitioners debate the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda ahead of Habitat III

Researchers and Practitioners debate the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda ahead of Habitat III

By Rafaella Simas Lima

Borders and camps - Life at the edge of Europe

There is no doubt that borders are as contested, fragile and unstable as the political, legislative and normative agreements surrounding them. Following the results of the referendum, while the slogan 'take back control ...

Urban Infrastructure Projects and Displacement in Nigeria

The infrastructure backlog in Nigerian cities presents an enormous impediment to efforts to improve the well-being of the country’s urban residents. However, the land requirements associated with efforts to deliver such infrastructure ...

Critical Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure: Drawing Out a Progressive-Oriented Agenda

From the 13th to the 17th June, 2016, the DPU and the Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL hosted a group of early career scholars discussing ‘Critical Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure’. The workshop ...

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Bangkok. On Transformation and Urbanisation - Book Launch

Bangkok. On Transformation and Urbanisation - Book Launch

05 October 2016

DPU is pleased to announce the publication of the first volume of the "Cities, Design and Transformation” book series entitled "Bangkok. On Transformation and Urbanism”. The book presents projects and reflections undertaken by ...
Speech Extractions  Witness, Testimony, Evidence in response to the Mining Industry

Speech Extractions  Witness, Testimony, Evidence in response to the Mining Industry

21 October 2016

An event hosted by the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment (The Development Planning Unit and The Bartlett School of Architecture) and the London Mining Network comprising an evening of film-screenings, a one ...