The Urban Lab Conference

22 Sep 2017
The Bartlett, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB


An intensive one-day course presenting comparative case studies and good practice guidelines on university campus development which engage with and contribute to wider urban regeneration goals, positioning universities as ‘anchor institutions’.

This course is firmly aimed at council planners, developers, council regeneration people, university estates staff and architects from practises with HE portfolios.  

Full information on The Urban Lab Conference which gives good practice guidelines on university campus development can be found here: Urban Lab exchange: University Urbanism

The course - which is the first of its kind - will address specific industry challenges in the field of university-led urban regeneration, notably: 

  • how universities can maximise investment value in their estates while also enhancing university-city relationships;
  • how universities, planners and design consultants can communicate with each other and with communities effectively to achieve the best development outcomes.

By the end of this course you'll have learned:

  • to recognise key issues in university development and to contextualise these within a wider discussion around urban regeneration
  • to incorporate evidence-based arguments into design approaches
  • to justify innovatory approaches to university development
  • to critique development processes by reference to current academic research
  • to demonstrate knowledge and refer to a number of comparative case studies

On completion of the course, participants will receive a UCL certificate of participation.

Lunch will be provided, and throughout the day there will be the opportunity for networking, ending with a drinks reception on the roof terrace of the Bartlett’s newly remodeled building.

The course fee is £400, and can be booked via the UCL Online Store.

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