M.Phil/PhD affiliation to the UCL Urban Laboratory
If you would like to be informally affiliated with the UCL Urban Laboratory, and to have a link
to your work or an abstract posted on the Urban Laboratory website, please complete the
details below. Please note that this will not change your registration/supervision status or
home department. Return form to Jordan Rowe, Urban Laboratory Administrator at
[email protected]
Name ______________________________________________________
Department ______________________________________________________
Primary Supervisor _____________________________________________________
Secondary Supervisor ____________________________________________________
Working title for the PhD _________________________________________________
Key Words ___________________________________________________________
Areas Of Interest ______________________________________________________
Please provide a brief outline/abstract of your research topic (max 100 words)
Date of enrolment at UCL __________________
Full Time
Registration Status __________________
UCL email
Personal email __________________
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UCL Urban Laboratory, 132 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2BX
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 9402
[email protected]
General Information
The UCL Urban Laboratory, established in 2005, is a university-wide initiative to bring
together the best urban teaching and research at UCL. Our activities build on the full
spectrum of work at UCL across the arts and sciences, ranging from civil engineering to film
studies, planning, urban history and the latest developments in architectural and urban
design. Urban research at UCL draws on a rich heritage of ideas including the path
breaking insights of figures such as Patrick Abercrombie, Peter Hall, Ruth Glass, Peter
Cook and Reyner Banham. The engagement between UCL and wider public debates over
the future design and planning of cities is a distinctive feature of UCL research and teaching.
The focus on cities at UCL has a strong international dimension building on extensive
networks across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. At the UCL Urban Laboratory we
wish to encourage thinking and research that is critical, independent and interdisciplinary.
The Urban Laboratory runs regular lectures, seminars, workshops and exhibitions that will
be of interest to students at all levels. Our current work focuses on five themes, described
on our website: housing and dishousing, ecology and metabolism, change and crisis,
imagination and design, data and place. We pursue these themes through cross- and interdisciplinary methods, prioritising collaborative research, public and community engagement,
and the development of international comparative frameworks.
Further information
Website: www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab
On the website you can find details of events, urban research at UCL, urban publications,
and opportunities for study, including links to UCL’s urban programmes at masters and
doctoral level. Details of our Steering Committee and International Advisory Board are also
posted here.
Subscribers to the Urban Circular mailing list https://bit.ly/urbancircular will receive regular
listings of urban events going on at UCL and elsewhere, and they can post relevant
information to the list.
We are on Facebook and details of events are posted on our page.
Search for “UCL Urban Laboratory”.
Follow us on Twitter @UCLurbanlab
See us on Instagram @UCLurbanlab
Listen to us on Soundcloud
Our regular activities include:
Urban Lab Films
Urban Lab Films is an ongoing programme of films, discussions and performances
exploring the work of filmmakers depicting cities, the urban landscape and life in urban
societies. Details are circulated on the Urban Circular listing and our website. Students can
suggest film titles and discussion themes and help curate events. Contact:
[email protected]
Cities Methodologies
Inaugurated in 2009, this annual event is a pan-UCL cross-disciplinary initiative to
showcase innovative methods in urban research, drawing together work from
undergraduate programmes, through to PhD studies, staff, and the wider urban research
community. An annual London exhibition and events programme takes place in the third
term each year, together with a coordinated programme of ‘spin-off' exhibitions in other
cities internationally.
Stadtkolloquium: Urban PhD Research Seminars and Annual Workshop
The UCL Urban Laboratory organises an annual interdisciplinary work-in-progress
workshop for PhD students to present and discuss their research projects. This is an open
and informal space to discuss theoretical, practical or methodological questions and
problems. Individual colloquia, feedback sessions and reading groups are also held
throughout the year. The Stadtkolloquium aims to create a supportive environment for
urban researchers who would like feedback and to meet peer PhD students from other
departments. Lively round-table discussions are held on diverse urban questions across
various disciplinary backgrounds, including Geography, Architecture, Anthropology,
Literature, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, History, Environmental Studies, Health
Sciences, Fine Art, Planning, Engineering.
Urban Laboratory Staff
Director of UCL Urban Laboratory:
Dr Ben Campkin [email protected]
Administrator of UCL Urban Laboratory:
Jordan Rowe [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 9402
Co-Directors of UCL Urban Laboratory:
Dr Pushpa Arabindoo (Geography) [email protected]
Dr Matthew Beaumont (English) [email protected]
Dr Camillo Boano (Development Planning Unit) [email protected]
Dr Andrew Harris (Director, MSc Urban Studies, Geography) [email protected]
Dr Clare Melhuish (UCL Urban Laboratory) [email protected]
Professor Jenny Robinson (Geography) [email protected]

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