Society has the potential, indeed the duty, to fundamentally shape cities for the better and in the best interests of all.
This is the realm of urban design, and at the Bartlett School of Planning we explore this domain through our teaching, research and engagement with practice.
The School’s Urban Design Research Group is an internationally renowned group of academic staff and researchers with a focus on better understanding and deploying the theories, processes, practices, actors and pedagogies of urban design. We examine problems that range from fundamental theoretical questions about the nature of urban design; to direct engagement shaping its tools of operation; to work with communities to mould their localities; to understanding the fundamental form and nature of space.
Professor Catalina Turcu to advise on EU’s environmental and sustainability policy priorities
Professor Catalina Turcu has been invited to take part in a high-level foresight workshop organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Brussels on 12th Oct 24: Strategic outlook into EU’s 2024-2029 policy priorities: exploring alternative scenarios for the environment
Prof Catalina Turcu advises the European Environment Agency on sustainability challenges
Professor Catalina Turcu has been invited to advise the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Sustainable housing for all by 2030: Prof Catalina Turcu gives keynote at ENHR Conference
Professor Catalina Turcu gave the plenary at the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR) conference in Lodz, Poland 28-30 June 2023
Bartlett Planning team help planners discover best locations for future urban growth
Future Urban Growth Lab is a KEIF project that runs from May 2022 to end of April 2023. Dr. Tommaso Gabrieli (PI) and Prof. Stephen Marshall (Co-I) from the Bartlett School of Planning formed a partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Dr. Luca D’Acci (Associate Professor in Urban Studies at Politecnico of Turin, Italy) with the objective to create a user-friendly software to visualize options for future urban growth.