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A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)

A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)

31 July 2014

Today we received with sadness the news of the passing of our dear colleague, friend, and outstanding planner and academic, Professor Sir Peter Hall.

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The Bartlett is moving

The Bartlett is moving

30 July 2014

Last week saw The Bartlett School of Planning and The Bartlett Library move into new premises in Central House, leaving Wates House to be prepared for its Hawkins\Brown-designed retrofit. 

Energy
EU Energy Efficiency target should be more ambitious and legally binding say leading energy demand researchers

EU Energy Efficiency target should be more ambitious and legally binding say leading energy demand researchers

The European Commission’s proposed energy efficiency target announced today is insufficient and should remain at the level of 40% originally considered say a leading group of researchers from the UK Research Council ...

Energy
wholeSEM celebrates first birthday

wholeSEM celebrates first birthday

The whole systems energy modelling consortium (wholeSEM) celebrated a successful first year by holding their inaugural Annual Conference on 8th & 9th July at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The conference brought together stakeholders ...

Energy
Director's introduction to the summer 2014 newsletter

Director's introduction to the summer 2014 newsletter

Having just returned from working on a Lancet Commission report 'Climate Crisis: Emergency Actions to Protect Human Health' in smog ridden Beijing, the impact of energy use both at a local and global ...

Energy
Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health hold second meeting in Beijing

Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health hold second meeting in Beijing

From the July 8-10th, 2014, the Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health held its second meeting along with a public event held in the evening of the 9th, at Tsinghua University in ...

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Celebrating 25 years of Space Syntax Ltd.

Celebrating 25 years of Space Syntax Ltd.

Space Syntax Limited was established on 17 July 1989 and last week it celebrated its 25th birthday.

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Professor Alan Penn reappointed as Dean

Professor Alan Penn reappointed as Dean

Professor Alan Penn has been reappointed Dean of The Bartlett for a second five-year period. Alan Penn, who has occupied the role of Dean since 2009, is Professor of Architectural and Urban Computing ...

Grad Studies
The Housing, Energy and Wellbeing (HEW) Project

The Housing, Energy and Wellbeing (HEW) Project

Funded by the EPSRC and managed by staff at the The Complex Built Environment Systems group (CBES) at UCLinvestigates Integrated decision making about housing, energy and well-being, and supports policy making descisions about ...

Energy
Fair Pay for Fair Use? Social Challenges to Individual Heat Metering

Fair Pay for Fair Use? Social Challenges to Individual Heat Metering

Current energy policies and popular opinion assume that paying for the heat you use to keep your home warm is entirely fair. This assumption of fairness meant that the presence of gas and ...

Energy
Join us: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling (x2)

Join us: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling (x2)

We are seeking to appoint two Research Associates to undertake dedicated projects in energy systems analysis as part of the UK’s leading energy systems and modelling research team. You will work on ...

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The Bartlett Visiting Research Fellows 2014

The Bartlett Visiting Research Fellows 2014

As part of its annual Visiting Research Fellows programme, The Bartlett is pleased to welcome next year’s cohort of scholars and practitioners involved in cutting-edge research within a range of disciplines.

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Prototype Flood House wins Bartlett Materialisation Grant

Prototype Flood House wins Bartlett Materialisation Grant

A collaborative team led by Matthew Butcher from The Bartlett School of Architecture and Rokia Raslan and Jonathon Taylor from The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies have been awarded the 2014 Bartlett Research ...

CPM
C&PM collaborates with Network Rail through Knowledge Transfer Partnership

C&PM collaborates with Network Rail through Knowledge Transfer Partnership

The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management has secured over £160,000 in funding to undertake a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Network Rail.

Energy
Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) interim report has been presented in a briefing on July 8 to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and the day after to the French government, as host of ...

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Call for papers: Media Architecture Biennale 2014

Call for papers: Media Architecture Biennale 2014

Media Architecture Biennale 2014 invites papers that present and discuss novel contributions to media architecture both on a practical and theoretical level and that further our understanding of the field through case studies ...

Planning
Lucy Natarajan advises on Council of Europe Nafplion Declaration

Lucy Natarajan advises on Council of Europe Nafplion Declaration

The Bartlett School of Planning's Dr Lucy Natarajan has played a key role in the development of a resolution on the role of participatory democracy in spatial planning which was recently adopted ...

Energy
UCL-Energy transport team collaborate on three new reports

UCL-Energy transport team collaborate on three new reports

The UCL-Energy transport team have published three new reports:

Energy
UCL-Energy staff collaborate on 'Air Transportation and the Environment' Special Issue

UCL-Energy staff collaborate on 'Air Transportation and the Environment' Special Issue

A Special Issue on “Air Transportation and the Environment” has been published in the July 2014 volume of Transport Policy, the official journal of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).

Energy
Third MECON project meeting held in Cambodia

Third MECON project meeting held in Cambodia

In May, the third meeting of the MECON project was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The MECON project is investigating effective energy efficiency policy implementation targeting Modern Energy Consumers (i.e. those living ...

DPU
DPU Celebrates 60 Years with Anniversary Conference

DPU Celebrates 60 Years with Anniversary Conference

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.

Energy
UCL-Energy staff publish 'The shape of warmth: temperature profiles in living rooms'

UCL-Energy staff publish 'The shape of warmth: temperature profiles in living rooms'

The most commonly used family of models in representing the UK building stock, BREDEM (the Building Research Establishment Domestic Energy Models), assume that all homes exhibit the same heating pattern and hence can ...

Energy
UCL-Energy researcher named regional representative for IEEE Power & Energy Society Women in Power

UCL-Energy researcher named regional representative for IEEE Power & Energy Society Women in Power

Senior Research Associate Dr. Catalina Spataru has been named the regional representative for Europe in the IEEE Power & Energy Society 'Women in Power'.

Energy
A new database and 3D model of energy use in the national non-domestic building stock

A new database and 3D model of energy use in the national non-domestic building stock

A team at the UCL Energy Institute led by Professor Philip Steadman is developing a new type of database/ model of the national non-domestic building stock. Other members of the team are Dr ...

Architecture
Bartlett Young Architects Workshop

Bartlett Young Architects Workshop

This year the Bartlett School of Architecture hosted again Leopold Primary School, a local school from Harlesden, north-west London, for a one-day creative workshop.

Starting with a visit to the 2014 Bartlett Summer ...