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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: 05/18 - 05/20

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Access to basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity is still limited for many millions of urban residents across India. This is particularly the case in informal settlements and recently urbanised areas, many of which…

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Duration: 05/18 - 05/20

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Rapid urban growth and a lack of adequate infrastructure have resulted in congestion, pollution and poor living standards in many cities. While attempts to address these issues have been constrained by insufficient capacity and resources at…

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Duration: 05/18 – 05/20

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Millions migrate every year to Indian cities from rural areas and border regions, driven by poverty and lack of opportunities, in search of work. Yet for many, this journey poses new hardships as migrant populations find…

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Duration: 05/18 – 05/20

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While India is currently implementing a number of high-profile initiatives around ‘futuring’ its growing urban areas through smart technologies, the specific role that smaller cities are playing in this transformation is largely overlooked. This is despite…

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Duration: 06/17 – 05/22

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With supply shortages, lack of affordability and rising levels of homelessness, housing has become an increasingly acute concern across the UK. The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) therefore aims to support local and national…

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Duration: 07/17 – 06/20

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A central difficulty in resolving issues such as air pollution, traffic congestion and road safety is the large number of potential actors involved, each with competing perspectives and interested. Learning Loops in the Public Realm seeks…

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Duration: 04/17 – 09/19

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Across Europe, urban manufacturing has witnessed widespread decline as shifting global economies have seen much of this activity offshored elsewhere. Cities of Making: Resources for Activating New Urban Industry through Technology, Spatial Design and Transition Governance…

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Duration: 04/17 - 12/19

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European cities face complex challenges that demand smart solutions. Smart Urban Intermediaries – Trans-European Research, Learning and Action, building on contributions from a variety of partner organizations in Netherlands, Denmark and the UK, seeks to identify…

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Duration: 03/17 – 03/20

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Every fifth city in Europe and about 70% of cities in the former Soviet bloc countries are struggling today with a decrease in population and its effect on urban development (economic decline, built environment decay and…

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Duration: 07/17 – 06/20

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The complex demands of urban communities today require stronger collaboration between different stakeholders to support innovation and inclusion. Urban Education Live (UEL) aims to promote partnerships and knowledge exchange through a consortium of academic organisations, NGOs…

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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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