Africa’s firms revealed as innovative but unsupported

Study shows

TCLab "Narrate" 2013 Markets, Health technologies, justice: challenges of analysis and communication

The enduring inspiration of Charles Tilly (read his chapter): Peter Marcuse, Smita Srinivas, GSAPP contribute

The new TCLab UP 2013 student report on construction skills is out; TCLab partner Labournet receives awards

Read the reporthere 

and learn more about Labournet's awardhere 


Smita Srinivas (2012) Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States

Director Smita Srinivas explores how we should plan and regulate technological advance in her latest book.

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Dissent, Debate and Development Experts, Prof. Srinivas in UCL's visual symposium

The notion of the ‘urban global south’ looms large in contemporary debates about urbanisation, but the theme requires critical reflection.  Read More 

Differences in OECD and World Bank recent reports

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TCLab UP studio 2012 on Employment,Industry, and Infrastructure report available

In 2012, the TCLab UP studio team traveled to Bangalore, India to look more closely at the economic and spatial implications of Bangalore's large industry growth rates.

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Columbia TCLab Spring 2013 Urban Planning Studio

The studio focused on the conditions under which employment, apprenticeship systems, and learning opportunities could be redesigned and structured into urban infrastructure projects to boost economic and social opportunities for low-income workers.


Urban ethics and theory: Prof. Lisa Schweitzer praises Market Menagerie

"...there is a comment that made me run out of my office to share it with my colleagues:

An analyst of today’ s mixed economies has no excuse for minimizing the state’s roles by pointing to past errors of centralized socialism. (p. 183)


Who works at TLab? A conceptual difference

Meet Jessica George, former aerospace engineer and M.S. candidate at the Urban Planning program at GSAPP. At TCLab our researchers' backgrounds boost their understanding of how economies change. Their training and committment can bridge technological and industrial transformation to topics on urban and regional employment, health, and social protections.

Mars Orbiter: DIrector Srinivas in USA Today

"the gains from the technology and industry perspective have already been put into motion,"  Smita Srinivas interviewed by for USA Today

India has launched the country's first-ever Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and is expected to reach Mars in September.

Welcome our new TCLab Visiting Scholar

José Eustáquio Ribeiro Vieira Filho is a research analyst at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA-Brazil). He is an expert on public policies concerning technological innovation in agriculture.

Dissent, Debate and Development Experts, Prof. Srinivas in UCL's visual symposium

Thinking Across Boundaries: Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South

UNCTAD proposes to counter brain drain from world's poorest countries: technological capabilities cited as crucial issue

Proposal would enable nationals working abroad to transfer knowledge and to invest in home countries

The Least Developed Countries Report 2012, subtitled Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities, addresses the issue.