ideasSPACE with Prof Nick Tyler of PEARL research facility
“If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research. Would it?”
Understanding what we as human beings need to feel comfortable in a space and what we want to be happy is vital to creating successful places, but how do we know what success looks like until it’s too late?
Shaping urban environments that work requires research and testing and this is where PEARL comes in. This unique facility provides a massive space in which to create life-sized environments under controlled conditions, showcasing how people interact with their environments, and also a means to experiment with change.
Professor Nick Tyler is the Director of the UCL Centre for Transport Studies and Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering.
Nick established the Accessibility Research Group within the Centre for Transport Studies which aims to identify projects that make the world more sympathetic to people's needs through his work at the new UCL research facility, PEARL