The Bartlett Review

New research, disruptive thinking and creative ideas for the built environment



Explore the latest research and ideas from The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment

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Podcast: Women leading infrastructure

Why is there a shortage of female leaders in infrastructure and construction, and why is this an urgent problem for us all?

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Using AI to cut industrial carbon emissions

How AI is saving millions of tonnes of carbon from the single largest industrial emitter: cement

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Cities working together

A new Council is drawing together leaders and academics from across the world to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change

Writing is a medium of communication that represents language through the inscription of signs and symbols.

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How can cities learn from the pandemic?

What have cities like London and New York learnt from the global COVID-19 pandemic? 

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Three key issues for cities at COP28

How cities are central in fighting the global climate crisis

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Can people live in commercial spaces?

New research sheds light on the health costs of housing converted from commercial buildings

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New ways to trade green energy

Could UK homeowners trade solar electricity using a peer-to-peer system like Airbnb?

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Understanding the UK’s left-behind places

New research is exploring why ‘left-behind places’ exist, and how to help these communities

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Podcast: What next for HS2?

Our experts examine what went wrong with the UK government's High Speed Two rail project - and what happens next

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Designing adaptable healthcare spaces

How innovative spatial design has helped transform care at a London eye hospital

Steps leading up to London ExCeL Centre

Redefining prosperity in east London

A 10-year project is tracing the effects of urban regeneration on local communities in east London

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Helping girls reclaim the streets of Beirut

Bartlett alumni-run charity CatalyticAction is helping young women reimagine the public spaces of Beirut 

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A digital future for spatial planning

A groundbreaking report from the Digital Task Force for Planning is helping the UK planning profession use new, digital approaches

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Decarbonising power

How can policymakers decarbonise the UK electricity market and move away from costly fossil fuels?

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About The Bartlett

The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London is the UK’s largest and most multidisciplinary hub for built environment education and research, drawing students and academics from around the world. We are united by our mission to find bold solutions to the crucial issues facing people, societies and the planet, and to build a better future for everyone.

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