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Paradoxical integration: Is social integration the approach for connecting refugees and asylum seekers to cities?

Paradoxical integration: Is social integration the approach for connecting refugees and asylum seekers to cities?

09 February 2016

In the face of increasing forced migration, cities have the imperative to deal with refugees and asylum seekers. Their presence in contemporary European cities challenges the ability to create inclusive communities. In this context, students from the MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development (BUDD) run a design charrette ...

Architecture
Bartlett School of Architecture launches Drawing Futures 2016

Bartlett School of Architecture launches Drawing Futures 2016

08 February 2016

The Bartlett School of Architecture have announced a new international peer-reviewed conference on speculative drawing for art and architecture. Chaired by Professor Frédéric Migayrou, Laura Allen and Luke Pearson, the inaugural Drawing Futures conference will be held on 10 – 11 November 2016 at The Bartlett School of Architecture ...

Energy
UCL-Energy Deputy Director Professor Neil Strachan Appointed to Catapult Board

UCL-Energy Deputy Director Professor Neil Strachan Appointed to Catapult Board

UCL-Energy Deputy Director Professor Neil Strachan has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Energy Systems Catapult.

ISR
Can Our Economies Grow Forever? - Paul Ekins TedxUCL Talk

Can Our Economies Grow Forever? - Paul Ekins TedxUCL Talk


As human economies grow, they use more and more natural resources and increase their impacts of the environment. The question arises as to whether continuing economic growth is a realistic objective on a ...

DPU
Mapping Food Safety and Environmental Hazards

Mapping Food Safety and Environmental Hazards

The Urban Zoonoses research project is investigating the effects of close interactions between people and animals in urban and peri-urban Nairobi on the spread of pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Campylobacter and Salmonella ...

Energy
AIS data suggests that ships sailing in the North American ECA are not slowing down when switching to more expensive fuels

AIS data suggests that ships sailing in the North American ECA are not slowing down when switching to more expensive fuels

Researchers from UCL-Energy and UCL Research Software Development Group have published a paper, Investigating shipping behaviour in Emission Control Areas: A visual approach to data analysis', examining the effects on ship speeds as ...

ISR
UCL ISR Director Joins Colleagues in Warning Over EU Exit

UCL ISR Director Joins Colleagues in Warning Over EU Exit

Prof Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resource and Environmental Economics and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has joined colleagues from a range of environmental fields in warning the UK government ...

DPU
Formal Launching of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC)

Formal Launching of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC)

The Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) was formally launched on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at the SLURC Office in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Centre is intended to produce useful knowledge on ...

Energy
Welcome to the UCL-Energy 2015/2016 Winter Newsletter

Welcome to the UCL-Energy 2015/2016 Winter Newsletter

A lot has happened for the UCL Energy Institute since my last Director’s introduction. Since June 2015, we have seen five UCL-Energy PhD students successfully pass their vivas, the publication of our ...

Energy
‘Is there life after PhD?’ UCL-Energy PhD students lead successful first Energy Demand in Practice seminar

‘Is there life after PhD?’ UCL-Energy PhD students lead successful first Energy Demand in Practice seminar

In Term 1, PhD students Virginia Gori, Pamela Fennell and Lisa Iszatt organized the first event in the Energy Demand in Practice seminar series. This seminar focused on the different roles and opportunities ...

Energy
Nature Climate Change publishes paper by UCL-Energy academics identifying the cost-effectiveness of CO2 emission reductions from passenger aircraft

Nature Climate Change publishes paper by UCL-Energy academics identifying the cost-effectiveness of CO2 emission reductions from passenger aircraft

UCL-Energy senior academic, Professor Andreas Schafer is the lead author on ‘Costs of mitigating CO2 emissions from passenger aircraft’ published by Nature Climate Change. 

Energy
UCL-Energy congratulates PhD students Peter Warren, Faye Wade, Samuel Stamp, Ed Sharp, Carrie Behar and Mike Fell on completing their vivas  

UCL-Energy congratulates PhD students Peter Warren, Faye Wade, Samuel Stamp, Ed Sharp, Carrie Behar and Mike Fell on completing their vivas  

Since the end of the 2014/2015 academic year UCL-Energy PhD students Peter Warren, Faye Wade, Samuel Stamp, Carrie Behar and Mike Fell have successfully passed their viva.

Energy
UCL-Energy named in Lloyd’s List top 10 regulators of 2015

UCL-Energy named in Lloyd’s List top 10 regulators of 2015

UCL-Energy has been included in Lloyd’s List’s top 10 regulators of the shipping industry in 2015, alongside organisations such as the European Union, the International Chamber of Shipping and the Federal ...

DPU
Urban Change in Iran

Urban Change in Iran

The book 'Urban Change in Iran' is now published. The book is based on updated versions of exerpts from the conference, hosted by DPU/UCL, that led to the start of the 'Silk ...

Energy
Join us: Teaching Manager for the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER)

Join us: Teaching Manager for the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER)

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) are seeking an outstanding and experienced professional to lead its teaching administration. 

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After Paris, What Do We Do Next?

After Paris, What Do We Do Next?

After the Paris Agreement roll up your sleeves: much work will be needed, and participatory planning can help to put citizens at the centre of climate change adaptation efforts

Energy
UCL-Energy 2014/15 annual review now available

UCL-Energy 2014/15 annual review now available

In our first ever annual review, explore the excellent work of our staff and students over the past academic year. In addition, look back on UCL-Energy's 2014/2015 seminar series and key ...

Architecture
Professor Laura Vaughan elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Professor Laura Vaughan elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Congratulations to Laura Vaughan, Professor of Urban Form and Society at The Bartlett School of Architecture, who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS).

Since it was founded in ...

Architecture
Assemble win 2015 Turner Prize

Assemble win 2015 Turner Prize

Congratulations to architecture and design collective Assemble who have been awarded Britain's leading contemporary art award, The Turner Prize, for their Liverpool housing scheme, Granby Four Streets.

DPU
Grid Connected but the Urban Poor Still Lack Energy Access

Grid Connected but the Urban Poor Still Lack Energy Access

This week at the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris, there has been discussion of the role cities can play in reducing emissions. There has also been discussion of how we need to ...

Energy
Shipping under scrutiny at COP21, UCL-Energy Lecturer Tristan Smith participates in COP21 side event

Shipping under scrutiny at COP21, UCL-Energy Lecturer Tristan Smith participates in COP21 side event

On December 5th, UCL-Energy Lecturer and lead author of the Third IMO GHG, Dr Tristan Smith participated in the COP21 side event: The Path for Low Carbon Shipping. This event considered what options ...

Architecture
Bartlett architects commended at AR Emerging Architecture Awards

Bartlett architects commended at AR Emerging Architecture Awards

Image: Alga(e)zebo by MAM, Euston Square Gardens, 2012

DPU
‘Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities’: DPU Book Launch

‘Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities’: DPU Book Launch

‘Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities’: DPU Book Launch