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.
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.
Bartlett Planning Student Finalists: National Urban Design Awards 2023
We are pleased to announce that MSc Urban Design & City Planning students, Elisha Belfon Thompson, Marco Mak and Anjali Maniar have been named finalists in this year's National Urban Design Awards in the concept and innovation category.
Prof Catalina Turcu founds the UCL Sustainable Development Goals Research Accelerator