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DPU staff receive UCL Global Engagement Fund

DPU staff receive UCL Global Engagement Fund

14 December 2016

The DPU is delighted that two staff members, Barbara Lipietz and Catalina Ortiz, were awarded the Global Engagement Fund for their project proposals at an event at UCL in November.
New book explores the ethics, urbanism and philosophy of urban design

New book explores the ethics, urbanism and philosophy of urban design

12 December 2016

The DPU are delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Camillo Boano (Director of MSc Building and Urban Design in Development and Co-Director of UCL Urban Laboratory)titled “The Ethics ...
African Legacy and Pastoralist Livelihoods

African Legacy and Pastoralist Livelihoods

The DPU’s Dr. Zeremariam Fre has stepped down from his role as Director of the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA), of which he was also a founding ...
New book explores sustainable food systems in the city

New book explores sustainable food systems in the city

Robert Biel has published a new book available for free download from UCL Press.

Risk reduction in informal settlements

In order to promote risk reduction and inclusive and accountable planning, local institutions need to have a better understanding of risks and vulnerabilities to which the population in their jurisdiction are exposed to ...

DPU contribution to 'Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa' book

A new book featuring DPU contribution titled Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa: a partnership-based approach has been published.

'Human, Economic and Social Flows beyond Crisis' programme begins

DPU and the Humanitarian Affairs Team of Save the Children UK are delighted to announce their new programme "Human, Economic and Social Flows beyond Crisis: Understanding the Urbanitarian". In the effort to inform ...

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