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 join UCL’s team of experts at COP28
We’re delighted to announce that BSP's Professor Catalina Turcu will be joining UCL's team at COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held from 30 November to 12 December in the United Arab Emirates.
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
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