Projects

UrbanBuzz, a unique and innovative UCL-led knowledge exchange programme, has converted research findings into useful tools and processes to help practitioners and other stakeholders create more sustainable communities.

It has funded a portfolio of 27 projects which include topics relating to:

  • Impact of climate change on the Mayor of London?s transportation strategy
  • Spatial mapping techniques relating to anti-social behaviour and designing out crime
  • Energy-use reduction through refurbishing London?s Victorian housing stock
  • Urban agriculture and Thames Gateway stakeholder governance/management
  • Understanding cultural demographics and how to design for the shifting populace

ABUNDANCE

Urban agriculture: growing, planning and community engagement

Media: http://www.youtube.com/user/uclurbanbuzz
Home page: http://www.transitiontowns.org/Brixton/TheABUNDANCEPROJECT

CARBONBUZZ

An online platform designed to enable architects and engineering practices to monitor their projects? forecast and actual energy usage

Media: http://www.lowcarbonbuildingsdirectory.org/presentations/towards-low-carbon-buildings-new-wine-into-old-wineskins http://www.lowcarbonbuildingsdirectory.org/presentations/building-energy-and-carbon-performance-closing-the-credibility-gap http://www.lowcarbonbuildingsdirectory.org/presentations/energy-benchmarks
Home page: www.carbonbuzz.org

DEI DEMONSTRATION

The potential of Deployable External Insulation (DEI) for reducing heat loss through windows demonstrated on a test pavilion

Media: http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/otherhostedsites/deployable/SINGLE_PISTON.html
Home: http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/otherhostedsites/deployable/

E-POD

Bringing academics, engineers, architects, building simulation, planning and building services together to explore new directions in the design and build of low carbon buildings

Media: http://www.lowcarbonbuildingsdirectory.org/

GENDER AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Comprehensive online database featuring information and links to up to date resources on gender and built environment issues

Media: http://www.wds.org.uk/www/projects_gendersite.htm
Home: www.gendersite.org

LOW ENERGY VICTORIAN HOUSE

The physical, economic and heritage challenges of retrofitting a family Victorian home for low energy performance

Media: http://www.levh.org.uk/video/
Home: www.levh.org.uk/

MAPPING CHANGE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

Media: http://www.youtube.com/user/uclurbanbuzz http://itunes.ucl.ac.uk/
Home: www.mappingforchange.org.uk http://www.communitymaps.london21.org/version2/includes/CommunityMaps.php

REBOPSE

Using online and offline social networking to support the creation of new jobs in green sectors and to support jobless people back into work

http://www.greenmaniac.com/greenmaniac/video.jsp
http://www.greenmaniac.com/greenmaniac/homePage.do

TOWARDS ZERO CARBON SCHOOLS

Bringing the academic, private sector, public sector and third sectors together to support the design and build of low carbon schools

Media: http://www.lowcarbonbuildingsdirectory.org/
Home: http://www.cibse-sdg.org/


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