The Bartlett Review

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



Phasing out fossil fuels

Our research is guiding the global transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy system

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Fossil fuel phase-out is crucial to limit global warming

UCL research estimates 60% of oil and gas and 90% of coal reserves need to remain in the ground

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Podcast: Lifting living standards with low emissions

How can low-income countries lift living standards as the world works to reduce global carbon emissions?of

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The energy model helping the UK achieve net zero

A UCL energy system model has become a key tool used by the UK Government in the transition to net zero

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Decarbonising London’s social housing

London’s Islington Council has partnered with UCL to decarbonise social housing in pursuit of net zero

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How shipping can set the course for decarbonisation

UCL research is helping create pathways for green energy to power the global shipping industry

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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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Decarbonising power

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

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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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Measuring how we cope with runaway energy bills

The Bartlett’s Smart Energy Research Lab has provided unprecedented insights into UK household energy use – and how we respond to rising energy costs.

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Creating a laboratory for domestic energy usage

UCL Energy Institute and Oxford University’s new collaborative longitudinal study will put household energy consumption under the microscope.

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London's pocket parks

UCL is helping Islington Council create green spaces to improve urban health and climate resilience

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Tackling Africa's urban sanitation taboo

New research is helping to understand and address long-term sanitation injustices across African cities

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Managing uncertainty in megaprojects

New tools can help major infrastructure projects stay on track – and on budget – by planning for uncertainty

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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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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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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

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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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