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: 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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Duration: 10/15 – 09/18

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Walking and cycling represent the most sustainable forms of mobility for cities as they make the transition to low-carbon transport systems. Besides the environmental benefits, both can provide considerable health and wellbeing benefits to those who…

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Duration: 03/15 – 02/18

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Green growth, combining environmental protection with economic growth, is central to ensuring a future that is both prosperous and sustainable. Cities, where much of the world’s energy consumption and carbon emissions are concentrated, have an essential…

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Duration: 01/15 – 12/17

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The Choreography of Everyday Multiculture: Bowling Together? explores how the social dynamics of a heterogenous and fast-evolving area of London are played out in one of its leisure spaces, a local bowling alley. Connected to the…

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Duration: 01/16 – 07/18

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In the wake of political upheaval or violence, many cities struggle with poverty and weak governance. As a result, livelihoods and basic services are often in a state of collapse, meaning the informal economy (IE) is…

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Duration: 10/15 – 09/18

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While urban agglomeration typically brings growth and prosperity to cities, the benefits are often experienced unevenly. Indeed, while more affluent residents may benefit considerably, poorer communities may bear the burden of congestion, air pollution and other…

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Duration: 12/14 – 06/17

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Urban planning and health outcomes in cities are closely interlinked, with environmental factors such as sanitation, air quality and green space all acting as important determinants of physical and mental wellbeing. Despite this, however, the two…

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