Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space

Pathway Leader:
Andrew Harris andrew.harris@ucl.ac.uk

Team members:
Nicola Christie nicola.christie@ucl.ac.uk
Ed Manley ed.manley@ucl.ac.uk
Kerstin Sailer k.sailer@ucl.ac.uk
Laura Vaughan l.vaughan@ucl.ac.uk


Pathway Institution Training Route 1+3 2+3 +3 +4
Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space UCL Smart Cities and Urban Analytics
UCL Spatial Data Science and Visualisation
UCL Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities
UCL Transport
UCL Transport and City Planning
UCL Urban Studies


The Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space pathway is comprised of four Departments and Centres at UCL: the Urban Laboratory, the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), the Space Syntax Laboratory and the Transport Institute. The pathway undertakes methodologically innovative, cross-disciplinary research into cities, the built environment and complex urban socio-spatial phenomena. It has six intersecting main areas of activity that directs its research:


  1. Housing and spatial justice
  2. Transport and mobility
  3. Ecology, health and metabolism
  4. Change and crisis
  5. Imagination, design and architectural space
  6. Data and places


ESRC funding, available on a competitive basis, is normally available only for UK Home students (fees & subsistence) and EU students (fees only). Registration can be on either a full-time or part-time basis. Ascertain your eligibility to hold an ESRC studentship here.

Your proposed research project needs to fall under the specific remit of the ESRC, please see here.

Please take a look at the research interests and contact details of some potential supervisors: USTAS potential supervisors list. Although note this is not an exhaustive list.