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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.

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

23 July 2014

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’s End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centres (i).

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 ...

The Bartlett
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.

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 ...

The Bartlett
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.

The Bartlett
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 ...

The Bartlett
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).

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 ...

DPU
‘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.

DPU
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.

Energy
UCL-Energy staff and students win third place in Best Paper Award at BSO14 conference

UCL-Energy staff and students win third place in Best Paper Award at BSO14 conference

A paper by UCL-Energy staff and students along with members of ArchiMetrics Ltd won third place in the Best Paper Award category at the 2nd Building Simulation and Optimisation BSO14 conference held ...

Energy
UCL-Energy staff undertake independent evaluation of Warm Front scheme

UCL-Energy staff undertake independent evaluation of Warm Front scheme

Working with Ipsos MORI, UCL Energy Institute staff have undertaken an independent evaluation of the Warm Front scheme’s operation for 2005 to the scheme closure in 2013.  The report, which includes qualitative ...

Energy
UCL-Energy appoints Colin Calder as a member of the International Advisory Board

UCL-Energy appoints Colin Calder as a member of the International Advisory Board

Colin Calder, the CEO and Founder of PassivSystems, a provider of intelligent connected energy services for residential homes and for optimising solar PV assets, has been appointed to the University College London Energy ...