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UCL-Lebanon project to map out a future for refugees

A new UCL research centre, which will explore how to build prosperous societies in communities affected by mass displacement such as Lebanon, received its UK launch today.

Published: Apr 24, 2018 12:00:28 PM

Workshops: “In Otto Königsberger’s footsteps – encouraging collaboration between cities and universities”

The UCL Grand Challenges of the University College London is inviting participation in workshops that aim to identify and set an agenda for future research in areas where universities and cities  can work together. Faculty members, researchers, students, policy makers, city officials and practitioners are invited to submit rigorous academic or policy or practitioner works on topics related to ‘urban transformation’ that involves, or has the potential for, close collaboration between universities or academic/research institutions and cities. The collaboration is expected to extend beyond data collection to involve aspects such as programme formulation, implementation, impact evaluation and policy framing. The collaboration may involve faculty / researchers/student from universities, and one or multiple stakeholders in cities involved in urban transformation programmes (i.e. Smart Cities Mission, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation).

Published: Mar 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Green energy blueprint for cutting UK electricity prices

A blueprint to cut UK electricity prices to bring them into line with competitor countries such as Germany and France as we move to low-carbon power generation has been proposed by UCL researchers.

Published: Feb 5, 2018 7:31:13 AM

The secrets of the "ideal" open plan office revealed

What makes the ideal open-plan office? Researchers at UCL have used data analysis, video observation and surveys to study how we interact at work and come up with an answer.

Published: Nov 22, 2017 10:29:19 AM

Sowing Sustainability Video Launch

Please join us for the premiere of Sowing Sustainability: UCL and Urban Food Systems. This video from the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities looks at new ways of thinking about how we produce and consume food in our modern, urbanising world.

Published: Nov 7, 2017 2:56:24 PM