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

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

27 May 2016

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 prominence of just sustainabilitites.

Energy
Congratulations to UCL-Energy student Will Usher on completing his PhD viva

Congratulations to UCL-Energy student Will Usher on completing his PhD viva

27 May 2016

On 16 May, Will presented his thesis titled ‘The value of learning about critical energy systems uncertainties.’ Will was supervised by Neil Strachan (primary), Ilkka Keppo (secondary). Will has also recently accepted a role at UCL-Energy as a research associate in Transport Shipping, investigating the operational behaviour of ships.

Planning
Imogen Thompson wins the 2015 Voorhees-Large Prize

Imogen Thompson wins the 2015 Voorhees-Large Prize

Imogen Thompson (MSc Transport and City Planning 2014/15) has been awarded the 2015 Voorhees-Large Prize for her dissertation ‘Identifying the Impact of Transport Connectivity on Housing Prices in London:  A Hedonic Analysis ...

Architecture
The Bartlett at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

The Bartlett at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Architects and designers from The Bartlett School of Architecture are exhibiting their work at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, which is expected to see 200,000 international visitors from 28 May to 27 ...

Energy
UCL-Energy co-authors final report ‘Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty’ as part of European Commission project

UCL-Energy co-authors final report ‘Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty’ as part of European Commission project

The recently published European Commission (EC) report was co-authored by UCL-Energy Senior Researchers Steve Pye, Ian Hamilton, Paolo Agnolucci and David Grover. This report is part of a European Commission Pilot Project titled ...

DPU
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 ...

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Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre - Call for website development

Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre - Call for website development

The Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) is seeking an experienced web developer with a demonstrable track record to develop its information hub and resources centre.

ISR
UCL ISR Launches Resource Efficiency Report at G7

UCL ISR Launches Resource Efficiency Report at G7

UCL ISR Director Prof Paul Ekins has presented the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of a report on resource efficiency to the G7 Environment Council as part of the Japanese G7 Presidency.

Energy
Join us: Senior Research and Contracts Administrator

Join us: Senior Research and Contracts Administrator

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources requires senior level support for its research, contracts and consultancy activity. Working closely with the School Management team, the post holder will contribute to the ...

ISR
Prof Paul Ekins participates in a high level panel debate on the environmental implications of the EU referendum

Prof Paul Ekins participates in a high level panel debate on the environmental implications of the EU referendum

UCL ISR's Professor Paul Ekins OBE joined a high level panel discussion on 9th May hosted by The Crowd to consider the environmental implications of the forthcoming EU referendum. He joined Caroline ...

ISR
Fully funded PhD Studentship opportunity at UCL ISR on modelling and assessing the impacts of energy production

Fully funded PhD Studentship opportunity at UCL ISR on modelling and assessing the impacts of energy production

Fully funded PhD Studentship on modelling and assessing the impacts of energy production and conversion on the Environment-Energy Nexus

Energy
Join us: Lecturer in Energy and Transport

Join us: Lecturer in Energy and Transport

The UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) is the University’s mechanism for bringing together a wide range of perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It brings together ...

DPU
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 ...

DPU
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 ...

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DPU involvement at London Citizens Mayoral Election Assembly

DPU involvement at London Citizens Mayoral Election Assembly

Last Thursday, more than 6,000 Londoners came together in the Copper Box Arena to asked for commitments from the two front running mayor candidates to some of the city’s key issues ...

Architecture
Matthew Butcher's Flood House launches as part of Radical Essex

Matthew Butcher's Flood House launches as part of Radical Essex

April sees the launch of 'Flood House', an architectural design project by Bartlett School of Architecture Lecturer, Matthew Butcher, that will travel along the Thames Estuary as part of the Radical Essex project.

Energy
UCL-Energy at the United Nations International Maritime Organization’s 69th Marine Environment Protection Committee

UCL-Energy at the United Nations International Maritime Organization’s 69th Marine Environment Protection Committee

On 18 through the 22nd April, the UN’s body responsible for regulating shipping, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), met for the 69th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). This meeting ...

Planning
Qiulin Ke receives Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award

Qiulin Ke receives Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award

Dr Qiulin Ke's paper “Market maturity: China commercial real estate market”, recently published in the Journal of Property Investment & Finance, has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly ...

Planning
BSP Staff Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards

BSP Staff Nominated for UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards

Seven members of academic and professional staff from the Bartlett School of Planning have been nominated for the 2016 UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards in recognition of the outstanding teaching and support they ...

Energy
CO2 emissions for every ship for every hour, now that's big data!

CO2 emissions for every ship for every hour, now that's big data!

Researchers at UCL Energy Institute use the methodology they developed for the Third IMO GHG Study 2014 and AIS data to estimate emissions from five different ship types and display this in a ...

DPU
Borders and camps - Setting an initial research agenda

Borders and camps - Setting an initial research agenda

Makeshift camps, created in various and dynamically changing locations across Europe (near and within cities, ports, forests, borders), have become an integral part of the so-called current refugee crisis. Amongst these, the Jungle ...

Architecture
Dr Barbara Penner wins major grant from Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

Dr Barbara Penner wins major grant from Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

Congratulations to Dr Barbara Penner and Prof Adrian Forty from UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture who have been awarded a prestigious Joint Research Programme (JRP) grant from the Humanities in the European ...

Energy
Members of UCL Energy Institute pay tribute to Professor David Mackay

Members of UCL Energy Institute pay tribute to Professor David Mackay

Members of UCL Energy Institute have paid tribute to Professor David Mackay, former DECC Chief Scientific Advisor and friend to UCL-Energy, who passed away yesterday:

“All those working for the mitigation of climate ...

DPU
Latin American diaspora in London: What is the future of migrant ethnic businesses in Elephant and Castle regeneration process?

Latin American diaspora in London: What is the future of migrant ethnic businesses in Elephant and Castle regeneration process?

Retaining the cultural diversity of ethnic minorities in regeneration strategies constitutes a key urban challenge for London and many cities nowadays. In particular, a diverse Latin American community has risen fourfold in the ...

DPU
Gender, climate change and urbanisation: Revisiting the links

Gender, climate change and urbanisation: Revisiting the links

There is a growing body of work exploring the relationship between gender and climate change, gender and urbanisation, and the links between urbanisation and climate change. What is less well understood is the ...