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Day 1

What unites us? A sense of agency

What unites us? A sense of agency

The Bartlett turns 100 in 2019. This is an opportunity to reflect on our role for the next 100 years, says Dean Alan Penn.

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Day 2

We all live in Tolmers Square

We all live in Tolmers Square

In 1973, Bartlett student Nick Wates’ 3rd-year report started a campaign to prevent a speculative office development from destroying an inner London neighbourhood. It’s still talked about today.

Read more >

Day 3

How to manage a megaproject

How to manage a megaproject

The academic partnership that helped Crossrail break the mould in UK construction by becoming the first organisation to develop a strategy for managing innovation in megaprojects.

Read more >

Day 4

Entering the experience economy era

Entering the experience economy era

Lecturer and architect Jan Kattein explains why we need to reshape our understanding of the UK high street.

Read more >

Day 5

A holistic view of heritage

A holistic view of heritage

Alumna Isabel Assaly on why she doesn’t believe in preserving for preserving's sake.

Read more >

Day 6

The Future of Energy Research

By applying epidemiology to energy, Bartlett academics at the Energy Institute are radically changing how energy consumption data is gathered and analysed.

Read more >
 The Future of Energy Research

Day 7

Re-politicising Gender Planning

Re-politicising Gender Planning

Since the 1980s, the Gender Policy and Planning Programme at The Bartlett has been on a mission to further the research and theory for achieving gender parity.

Read more >

Day 8

State Banking on a Mission

State Banking on a Mission

The Bartlett's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose designs a new mission-oriented bank for Scotland.

Read more >

Day 9

Contemplating the City of the Future

Contemplating the City of the Future

Since 1995, the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis has studied urban environments as living laboratories to inform city planning and policy. The results have taken on a life of their own.

Read more >

Day 10

Setting the standard for street lighting

Setting the standard for street lighting

How lighting expert Peter Raynham helped usher in a shift to safer, cheaper, more energy-efficient street lights in the UK.

Read more >

Day 11

The Unburnable Carbon Paper

The Unburnable Carbon Paper

In 2012, two Bartlett researchers looked at all the world’s fossil-fuel reserves – and found that most of them would need to stay in the ground.

Read more >

Day 12

Rethinking real estate

Global property research expert Yolande Barnes explains how her industry experience will inform the work of The Bartlett’s newest institute.

Read more >
Rethinking real estate

Day 13

Pathogens vs Prosperity

Pathogens vs Prosperity

Why social scientists at The Bartlett are working with epidemiologists, immunologists and geneticists to tackle the spread of bovine TB in Ethiopia’s burgeoning dairy industry.

Read more >

Day 14

Ruth Glass and coining ‘Gentrification’

Ruth Glass and coining ‘Gentrification’

Sociologist Ruth Glass coined the term 'gentrification' in 1964 to describe change in London.

Read more >

Day 15

The life of Herbert Henry Bartlett

The life of Herbert Henry Bartlett

Our namesake, Sir Herbert Henry Bartlett, had an extraordinary life and a huge influence on shaping modern London.

Read more >

Day 16

Visualising your future

Visualising your future

Designer and alumnus Narinder Sagoo talks about his experiences at The Bartlett and his rise to Senior Partner at Foster + Partners.

Read more >

Day 17

What does climate change mean for cultural heritage?

What does climate change mean for cultural heritage?

The Institute for Sustainable Heritage has built its own NOAH'S ARK of knowledge in the fight against climate change.

Read more >

Day 18

Reimagining Lima

How drones, community mapping and 3D printers were used to influence local and national policy for the urban poor in Lima, Peru.

Read more >
Reimagining Lima

Day 19

Taking energy trading local

Taking energy trading local

How the blockchain could pave the way to a sustainable energy economy.

Read more >

Day 20

Bartlett Buildings: The Pearson Building

Bartlett Buildings: The Pearson Building

The Pearson Building in the Gower Street quadrangle has played a pivotal role in The Bartlett’s history.

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Day 21

Can Self-build Solve the Housing Crisis?

Can Self-build Solve the Housing Crisis?

Planning Lecturer Iqbal Hamiduddin says it’s time the UK turned a passive interest in self-building into an active one.

Read more >

Day 22

The Future of LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces

The Future of LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces

Research by the Urban Laboratory has found that the number of LGBTQ+ venues in London has more than halved in the past decade, eroding a crucial social infrastructure.

Read more >

Day 23

Why climate change is a global health issue

Why climate change is a global health issue

Professor Paul Ekins and his team’s financial analyses for medical journal 'The Lancet' reveal the health benefits of getting tough on the causes of climate change.

Read more >

Day 24

Telling Stories With Type

To celebrate 100 years of The Bartlett, we commissioned Colophon Foundry to create a custom typeface: 'Bartlett 100'.

Read more >
Telling Stories With Type

Day 25

How Building Layouts Drive Social Interaction

How Building Layouts Drive Social Interaction

Dr Kerstin Sailer explains how the design decisions of architects have an impact on people’s behaviour within buildings – and why understanding this is important.

Read more >

Day 26

Modern Industrial Strategy Should Embrace Moonshots

Modern Industrial Strategy Should Embrace Moonshots

Economists at The Bartlett are leading a commission advising UK government on how to build mission-oriented industrial strategy that's as bold as putting a man on the moon.

Read more >

Day 27

Pioneering The Science of Cities

Pioneering The Science of Cities

Architect and planner Professor Mike Batty explains how a UCL admission mix-up didn’t deter him from developing The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.

Read more >

Day 28

Modern Art Stinks

Modern Art Stinks

Can analysing the smell of plastics help museum curators pre-empt signs of deterioration in heritage objects?

Read more >

Day 29

How lighting can power change

How lighting can power change

Alumna Florence Lam tells us why lighting design is about more than technology.

Read more >

Day 30

What can maps tell us about society?

Professor Laura Vaughan's spatial analysis of historical maps has uncovered a depth, nuance and texture to the city often missing from pure statistical data.

Read more >
What can maps tell us about society?

Day 31

Unpicking China’s Urbanisation Boom

Unpicking China’s Urbanisation Boom

In China, state entrepreneurism starts with planning. Professor Fulong Wu’s influential research group is at the forefront of exploring its effects on the nation.

Read more >

Day 32

The People’s Prescription

The People’s Prescription

The Bartlett’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose is working with UK healthcare campaigners to remind policy-makers of the importance of universal affordable healthcare.

Read more >

Day 33

Gertrude Leverkus: Architect

Gertrude Leverkus: Architect

Alumna Rebecca Spaven reflects on the life of Gertrude Leverkus – the first woman to officially enrol at The Bartlett School of Architecture, in 1915, leading the way for generations of other women architects.

Read more >

Day 34

Making a market for street food

Making a market for street food

Urban Lab alumna Petra Barran’s KERB has put the trader community at the heart of a flourishing street food project.

Read more >

Day 35

Putting management into construction

Putting management into construction

How do you transform a school of 110 students into one with 3,000 applicants a year? Be focused, be relevant, and communicate, says Professor Peter Morris.

Read more >

Day 36

Why We Need To Act Now On Urban Health

Professor Haim Yacobi says urban health needs to be a central part of every aspect of planning.

Read more >
Why We Need To Act Now On Urban Health

Day 37

Asmara’s Modernist Architecture

Asmara’s Modernist Architecture

It is unfortunate that Eritrea is more likely to evoke images of migrant crises than outstanding architectural heritage. Asmara’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site could change that perception.

Read more >

Day 38

What would your perfect country be like?

What would your perfect country be like?

Since 2016, The Bartlett's Institute for Global Prosperity has partnered with the BBC World Service to provide the research for its award-winning radio series exploring policies from around the world that achieve inclusive and sustainable prosperity.

Read more >

Day 39

The Positive Power of Urban Planning

The Positive Power of Urban Planning

How celebrated planner Professor Sir Peter Hall’s ideas helped shape London’s transport system.

Read more >

Day 40

How shipping got onboard with decarbonisation

How shipping got onboard with decarbonisation

The Bartlett’s Energy Institute is behind the research helping to shape shipping’s transition to a low-carbon future.

Read more >

Day 41

Bartlett Buildings: Wates House

Bartlett Buildings: Wates House

Wates House was used intensively for nearly 40 years, seeing The Bartlett go through decades of ideological, pedagogical and demographic evolution.

Read more >

Day 42

“The community chiefs are very powerful – they control when and where new buildings go up”

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Day 43

Sustainable Design Is Integrated Design

Deeper collaboration between the design and engineering disciplines is inevitable, say Bartlett alumni Ricardo Moreira and Anis Abou-Zaki – and we should embrace it.

Read more >
Sustainable Design Is Integrated Design

Day 44

“What does the future look like and how are we going to get there?”

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Day 45

The Human Dimension of Space

The Human Dimension of Space

The theory and practice of ‘space syntax’ emerged at The Bartlett in the 1970s as a means to model the use of architectural and urban space scientifically.

Read more >

Day 1

What unites us? A sense of agency

What unites us? A sense of agency

The Bartlett turns 100 in 2019. This is an opportunity to reflect on our role for the next 100 years, says Dean Alan Penn.

Read more >

Day 2

We all live in Tolmers Square

We all live in Tolmers Square

In 1973, Bartlett student Nick Wates’ 3rd-year report started a campaign to prevent a speculative office development from destroying an inner London neighbourhood. It’s still talked about today.

Read more >

Day 3

How to manage a megaproject

How to manage a megaproject

The academic partnership that helped Crossrail break the mould in UK construction by becoming the first organisation to develop a strategy for managing innovation in megaprojects.

Read more >

Day 4

Entering the experience economy era

Entering the experience economy era

Lecturer and architect Jan Kattein explains why we need to reshape our understanding of the UK high street.

Read more >

Day 5

A holistic view of heritage

A holistic view of heritage

Alumna Isabel Assaly on why she doesn’t believe in preserving for preserving's sake.

Read more >

Day 6

The Future of Energy Research

 The Future of Energy Research

By applying epidemiology to energy, Bartlett academics at the Energy Institute are radically changing how energy consumption data is gathered and analysed.

Read more >

Day 7

Re-politicising Gender Planning

Re-politicising Gender Planning

Since the 1980s, the Gender Policy and Planning Programme at The Bartlett has been on a mission to further the research and theory for achieving gender parity.

Read more >

Day 8

State Banking on a Mission

State Banking on a Mission

The Bartlett's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose designs a new mission-oriented bank for Scotland.

Read more >

Day 9

Contemplating the City of the Future

Contemplating the City of the Future

Since 1995, the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis has studied urban environments as living laboratories to inform city planning and policy. The results have taken on a life of their own.

Read more >

Day 10

Setting the standard for street lighting

Setting the standard for street lighting

How lighting expert Peter Raynham helped usher in a shift to safer, cheaper, more energy-efficient street lights in the UK.

Read more >

Day 11

The Unburnable Carbon Paper

The Unburnable Carbon Paper

In 2012, two Bartlett researchers looked at all the world’s fossil-fuel reserves – and found that most of them would need to stay in the ground.

Read more >

Day 12

Rethinking real estate

Rethinking real estate

Global property research expert Yolande Barnes explains how her industry experience will inform the work of The Bartlett’s newest institute.

Read more >

Day 13

Pathogens vs Prosperity

Pathogens vs Prosperity

Why social scientists at The Bartlett are working with epidemiologists, immunologists and geneticists to tackle the spread of bovine TB in Ethiopia’s burgeoning dairy industry.

Read more >

Day 14

Ruth Glass and coining ‘Gentrification’

Ruth Glass and coining ‘Gentrification’

Sociologist Ruth Glass coined the term 'gentrification' in 1964 to describe change in London.

Read more >

Day 15

The life of Herbert Henry Bartlett

The life of Herbert Henry Bartlett

Our namesake, Sir Herbert Henry Bartlett, had an extraordinary life and a huge influence on shaping modern London.

Read more >

Day 16

Visualising your future

Visualising your future

Designer and alumnus Narinder Sagoo talks about his experiences at The Bartlett and his rise to Senior Partner at Foster + Partners.

Read more >

Day 17

What does climate change mean for cultural heritage?

What does climate change mean for cultural heritage?

The Institute for Sustainable Heritage has built its own NOAH'S ARK of knowledge in the fight against climate change.

Read more >

Day 18

Reimagining Lima

Reimagining Lima

How drones, community mapping and 3D printers were used to influence local and national policy for the urban poor in Lima, Peru.

Read more >

Day 19

Taking energy trading local

Taking energy trading local

How the blockchain could pave the way to a sustainable energy economy.

Read more >

Day 20

Bartlett Buildings: The Pearson Building

Bartlett Buildings: The Pearson Building

The Pearson Building in the Gower Street quadrangle has played a pivotal role in The Bartlett’s history.

Read more >

Day 21

Can Self-build Solve the Housing Crisis?

Can Self-build Solve the Housing Crisis?

Planning Lecturer Iqbal Hamiduddin says it’s time the UK turned a passive interest in self-building into an active one.

Read more >

Day 22

The Future of LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces

The Future of LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces

Research by the Urban Laboratory has found that the number of LGBTQ+ venues in London has more than halved in the past decade, eroding a crucial social infrastructure.

Read more >

Day 23

Why climate change is a global health issue

Why climate change is a global health issue

Professor Paul Ekins and his team’s financial analyses for medical journal 'The Lancet' reveal the health benefits of getting tough on the causes of climate change.

Read more >

Day 24

Telling Stories With Type

Telling Stories With Type

To celebrate 100 years of The Bartlett, we commissioned Colophon Foundry to create a custom typeface: 'Bartlett 100'.

Read more >

Day 25

How Building Layouts Drive Social Interaction

How Building Layouts Drive Social Interaction

Dr Kerstin Sailer explains how the design decisions of architects have an impact on people’s behaviour within buildings – and why understanding this is important.

Read more >

Day 26

Modern Industrial Strategy Should Embrace Moonshots

Modern Industrial Strategy Should Embrace Moonshots

Economists at The Bartlett are leading a commission advising UK government on how to build mission-oriented industrial strategy that's as bold as putting a man on the moon.

Read more >

Day 27

Pioneering The Science of Cities

Pioneering The Science of Cities

Architect and planner Professor Mike Batty explains how a UCL admission mix-up didn’t deter him from developing The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.

Read more >

Day 28

Modern Art Stinks

Modern Art Stinks

Can analysing the smell of plastics help museum curators pre-empt signs of deterioration in heritage objects?

Read more >

Day 29

How lighting can power change

How lighting can power change

Alumna Florence Lam tells us why lighting design is about more than technology.

Read more >

Day 30

What can maps tell us about society?

What can maps tell us about society?

Professor Laura Vaughan's spatial analysis of historical maps has uncovered a depth, nuance and texture to the city often missing from pure statistical data.

Read more >

Day 31

Unpicking China’s Urbanisation Boom

Unpicking China’s Urbanisation Boom

In China, state entrepreneurism starts with planning. Professor Fulong Wu’s influential research group is at the forefront of exploring its effects on the nation.

Read more >

Day 32

The People’s Prescription

The People’s Prescription

The Bartlett’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose is working with UK healthcare campaigners to remind policy-makers of the importance of universal affordable healthcare.

Read more >

Day 33

Gertrude Leverkus: Architect

Gertrude Leverkus: Architect

Alumna Rebecca Spaven reflects on the life of Gertrude Leverkus – the first woman to officially enrol at The Bartlett School of Architecture, in 1915, leading the way for generations of other women architects.

Read more >

Day 34

Making a market for street food

Making a market for street food

Urban Lab alumna Petra Barran’s KERB has put the trader community at the heart of a flourishing street food project.

Read more >

Day 35

Putting management into construction

Putting management into construction

How do you transform a school of 110 students into one with 3,000 applicants a year? Be focused, be relevant, and communicate, says Professor Peter Morris.

Read more >

Day 36

Why We Need To Act Now On Urban Health

Why We Need To Act Now On Urban Health

Professor Haim Yacobi says urban health needs to be a central part of every aspect of planning.

Read more >

Day 37

Asmara’s Modernist Architecture

Asmara’s Modernist Architecture

It is unfortunate that Eritrea is more likely to evoke images of migrant crises than outstanding architectural heritage. Asmara’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site could change that perception.

Read more >

Day 38

What would your perfect country be like?

What would your perfect country be like?

Since 2016, The Bartlett's Institute for Global Prosperity has partnered with the BBC World Service to provide the research for its award-winning radio series exploring policies from around the world that achieve inclusive and sustainable prosperity.

Read more >

Day 39

The Positive Power of Urban Planning

The Positive Power of Urban Planning

How celebrated planner Professor Sir Peter Hall’s ideas helped shape London’s transport system.

Read more >

Day 40

How shipping got onboard with decarbonisation

How shipping got onboard with decarbonisation

The Bartlett’s Energy Institute is behind the research helping to shape shipping’s transition to a low-carbon future.

Read more >

Day 41

Bartlett Buildings: Wates House

Bartlett Buildings: Wates House

Wates House was used intensively for nearly 40 years, seeing The Bartlett go through decades of ideological, pedagogical and demographic evolution.

Read more >

Day 42

Reducing disaster risk

The Urban Ark project is investigating how towns in Sub-Saharan Africa can tackle building risk outside of the formal planning system.

Read more >

Day 43

Sustainable Design Is Integrated Design

Sustainable Design Is Integrated Design

Deeper collaboration between the design and engineering disciplines is inevitable, say Bartlett alumni Ricardo Moreira and Anis Abou-Zaki – and we should embrace it.

Read more >

Day 44

Co-creating prosperity

How do you create space for debate, elevate diverse voices and facilitate radical policy change for what it means to live a prosperous life?

Read more >

Day 45

The Human Dimension of Space

The Human Dimension of Space

The theory and practice of ‘space syntax’ emerged at The Bartlett in the 1970s as a means to model the use of architectural and urban space scientifically.

Read more >

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bartlett100@ucl.ac.uk
ucl.ac.uk/bartlett


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