The Bartlett School of Planning research in urban design reflects four broad themes, which you can explore below. As researchers work across and beyond the categories, some projects could be placed in multiple themes.
Reframe Urban Conservation Discourse via a lens of Stakeholder Involvement in China: Cases of Historic Urban Landscape
Curating Neighbourhoods: The role of curatorial practises in shaping and transforming neighbourhoods
Including the logic of trust in shaping cities - understanding the interrelationship between place-shaping and trust-building
People-Friendly Privatised Public Environments: Exploring People-Friendliness of Shopping Malls in Kolkata, India
Rethinking publicness: Making public space in an “excellent global city” and the rhetoric and reality of people-orientedness
From private to public: redeveloping private space as the way to reframe publicness of everyday life. Investigating Seeding Plan in Shanghai
Exploring the role of public space in Shanghai’s urban transformation: Visionary narratives and everydayness in the quest for global excellence