07 January 2015A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to ...
18 December 2014
12 December 2014A striking image demonstrating the science behind a flock of starlings in flight has been announced as the winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run ...
07 November 2014London and other cities in Britain could be made safer for cyclists finds a study by researchers at UCL and Loughborough University. The report commissioned by Transport for London (TfL), makes recommendations which ...
05 November 2014A new book bursting with London maps and infographics, published last week, is the result of a year of intense work by Dr James Cheshire (UCL Geography) and designer Oliver Uberti.
London needs homes, not towers of ‘safe-deposit boxes’
26 January 2015Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) questions whether too many new properties in London are simply designed as places for the super-rich to park their cash. Read: Guardian
22 January 2015Dr D'Maris Coffman (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) discusses the history of derivatives. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘David Baddiel Tries to Understand’ (from 3 mins 40 secs)
20 January 2015Professor Michael Batty (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) says that moving the London boundary to include Dartford, and other areas in Kent, would not solve the housing or transport problems in London. Listen: BBC Radio Kent ‘Breakfast’ (from 1 hour 10 mins)
Much of world's fossil fuel reserve must stay buried to prevent climate change
08 January 2015A study by Dr Christophe McGlade and Professor Paul Ekins (both UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) has found that large amounts of fossil fuel reserves should remain in the ground if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target. Read: Guardian, More: BBC News, BBC News (2), Independent, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Guardian (2), Scotsman, The Week, Reuters, New Scientist, National Geographic, The Engineer, Time, Globe & Mail, CBC News, Sydney Morning Herald, Times of India, China Post, Naked Scientists, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 49 mins 20 secs), More: BBC Radio 4 ‘Six O’Clock News’ (from 24 mins 7 secs)
Young opt for life in London microhouses
28 December 2014Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) says property developers who are building hostels and microhouses for young workers in London are following in the footsteps of landlords in earlier times. Read: Financial Times