Research

There are now more than 80 projects that sit with the Urban Transformations portfolio. These cover a range of topics and places and so the easiest way to find what you are looking for is to use the filter function below:

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Duration: 08/15 – 08/19

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Though the potential benefits of ICTs in promoting more efficient governance in cities is widely recognised, these approaches are still not well integrated into urban management approaches. Furthermore, relatively little is known about the effectiveness of…

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Duration: 05/16 – 05/17

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In a world where more than half of the global population now lives in urban areas, the way in which cities are planned and governed has increasing social, environmental and economic importance. While policy makers are…

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Duration: 09/14 - 08/17 (extended to 02/18)

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While the effects of the economic crisis have been felt in urban regions across Europe, the level of impact has varied considerably from place to place. Nevertheless, there is currently limited understanding on the factors that…

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Duration: 09/16 – 08/19

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Across Europe, smart urbanism experiments are having an increasing influence on mainstream approaches to urban development. The KNOWledge Politics of ExperimentING with Smart Urbanism aims to assess the impact of these innovative approaches through a comparative…

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Duration: 05/15 – 04/18

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The migration of Chinese students in search of ‘bright futures’ through education, whether to cities within China or to countries in other regions such as Europe, has brought about profound change in the country. Besides bring…

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Duration: 01/16 – 06/17

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Lack of sanitation in many dense low-income settlements in urban Africa is a major health hazard, contributing to high levels of infant mortality thorough the spread of diarrhoeal disease. However, despite significant investment by governments, international…

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Duration: 09/16 – 08/18

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While millions move to cities every year in search of better opportunities, many end up living in marginalized urban areas where the cycle of poverty is hard to break. Supporting the Social Mobility of Trapped Populations…

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Duration: 11/15 – 10/18

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Increasing environmental concerns and awareness of the financial benefits of waste have led to greater involvement of public and private actors in waste disposal. This has had implications for those urban poor who depend on it…

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Duration: 10/15 – 09/18

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Rapid urban growth and increasing social inequality have led to intense pressures on basic services in many cities, with the poorest caught in a state of extreme vulnerability with limited access to essential resources. In this…

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Duration: 10/15 - 11/16

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The ground-breaking 1986 Islington Crime Survey extended the reach of previous studies on crime in the UK by looking beyond borough-wide crime data to draw out specific trouble spots through a street by street analysis. This…

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Duration: 01/15 – 03/17

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An important element in the right to the city is the ability to move freely through it, yet many poorer residents are isolated in marginalised neighbourhoods with limited access to other areas. Focusing on Porto Alegre,…

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Duration: 11/16 – 07/19

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Amidst rising land prices and increased pressure on housing, many traditionally working-class neighbourhoods now face demolition and reconstruction as ‘mixed communities’. But while this new phrase of urban development has been widely criticized, the exact nature…

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