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The Development Planning Unit conducts world-leading research and postgraduate teaching that helps to build the capacity of national governments, local authorities, NGOs, aid agencies and businesses working towards socially just and sustainable development in the global south. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment.

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DPU contributes to discussions on Medellin's Strategic Spatial Plan

DPU contributes to discussions on Medellin's Strategic Spatial Plan

26 August 2014

From August 21st to October 8th the work of community organizations, NGOs and universities in Medellin, Colombia on development alternatives for District 8 - Comuna 8 - will be presented in "Comuna 8, a varias ...
DPU Celebrates 60 Years with Anniversary Conference

DPU Celebrates 60 Years with Anniversary Conference

08 July 2014

Between 2nd and 4th July 2014 the DPU welcomed over 200 participants to our anniversary conference Thinking Across Boundaries: Re-imagining Planning in the Urban Global South.
‘DPU60 Reflections’ Working Paper series announced as conference kicks off

‘DPU60 Reflections’ Working Paper series announced as conference kicks off

As the DPU60 Anniversary conference begins, and three days of discussions on the future of development planning get underway, we are delighted to announced the launch of the DPU60 Working Paper Series: Reflections.
Launch of ‘Thinking Across Boundaries – Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South’ film series online

Launch of ‘Thinking Across Boundaries – Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South’ film series online

The DPU is proudly launching the ‘Thinking Across Boundaries – Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South’ short film series, in the run up to our DPU 60 conference later this week.

Introducing the DPU Student Photography Project

A group of MSc students from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit are proud to announce the launch of the DPU Photography Project Blog.

Staff and Students at Summer School on Human Development and Participatory Video in Spain

The DPU has been involved in a 2-week summer school (2-13 June) on Human Development and Participatory Research Video bringing together students and staff from 7 European universities exploring wellbeing issues in the ...

BUDDlab Vol 6 is now available

The new issue of BUDDlab is out and available for download: ‘THINKINGDOINGBRESCIA: Six Memos to Interpret the City’. It represents the reflections on this year’s 3-day fieldwork during BUDDcamp 2014 in Brescia ...

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DPU summerLab - Medellin: Everyday Infrastructures

DPU summerLab - Medellin: Everyday Infrastructures

25 - 30 August 2014

As part of the DPU summerLab 2014 series, we present Medellin – Everyday Infrastructures, a workshop in collaboration with the Master in Urban and Regional Studies (MEUR), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin Campus.