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"Sinking the City": Towards Carbon Storage and Reduced CO2 Emissions in Low-Carbon Neighbourhoods
A Major Research Project presented for the degree of Master of Science in Sustainable Urbanism

Shared with the World by Elangkathir Duhindan

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A Hostile Place: The role of defensive urbanism in the pursuit of a world-class city
Defensive urbanism is characterised by overt designs that are hostile in nature which are used to discourage certain groups from using urban spaces. This work proposes gated communities, transport infrastructure and anti- homeless architecture must therefore also be considered defensive urbanism. Using examples from across the world in cities attempting to become “global cities”, I attempt to show the impact these design decision have on groups who are particularly marginalised.

Shared with the World by Elangkathir Duhindan

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Adding style to webpages with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
This content is taken from a Master's-level module, Internet Technologies, taught at the UCL Department of Information Studies. It is about adding style to webpages with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

Shared with the World by Simon Mahony

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DHOER teaching materials
This is a collection of bi-lingual teaching resources adapted from the DHOER teaching materials taken from the UCL Department of Information Studies.

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DHOER teaching materials - full
This is the zip file for the DHOER teaching materials taken from the UCL Department of Information Studies.

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Designing for Mobile Apps
This presentation contains material taken from a Master's level module, Electronic Publishing, taught at the Department of Information Studies, University College London and several workshops run in Chinese Universities. For more details and the rest of the collection see the cover sheet at: http://ucloer.eprints-hosting.org/55/

Shared with the World by Simon Mahony

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Designing for social interaction in highdensity housing: a multiple case analysis of recently completed design-led developments in London
Over the past two decades, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has pursued the delivery of high-density development in London in order to respond to population growth whilst protecting the green belt. Though high-density places have been associated with sustainable outcomes, it is well documented that residents interact less frequently and build fewer relationships in these environments. This can be particularly detrimental since social contact is fundamental for our general well-being and happiness. In response to this problematic, this study explored if and how we can design for social interaction in high-density housing. To do so, it adopted the process of inducting theory from case studies. Firstly, three case studies of recently completed developments were undertaken to determine whether social interaction was a driving factor in the design process, the type and location of social interactions, and clarify the influence of physical design on social contact in comparison to other factors. These design-led schemes were chosen for investigation as award-winning developments which had received commendation for creating the foundations for a strong community. Next, a cross-case comparison was undertaken to identify hypothesis that addressed the research question and objectives. Providing support for existing literature in the context of high-density housing, it was discovered that limiting the number of apartments to a building allows for collective stewardship, and that communal areas shared by smaller groups are used more intensively. Moreover, combining shared paths and communal areas was observed to support fleeting interactions and helped to nurture a local sense of community. New findings included that externalising the circulation spaces of multi-storey apartment blocks can facilitate conversations between neighbours, and that bike stores can represent an epicentre for contact if internalised and co-located with shared paths. Notably, the impact of physical design factors was not deterministic.

Shared with the World by Elangkathir Duhindan

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UCL Entrepreneurial Alumnus of the Year 2014: Wayne Hemingway [URL hyperlink to video file]
Wayne Hemingway, winner of the UCL Entrepreneurial Alumnus of the Year Award at the UCL Awards for Enterprise 2014

Shared with the World by Melissa Lamptey

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