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: 10/17 – 09/20

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The ongoing migration of people from conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria into the EU is routinely described as a crisis. Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees (GLIMER) explores how…

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Duration: 03/18 - 08/19

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‘Ageing in place’ policies have become increasingly common as a means to provide the growing number of older urban residents with both personal autonomy and community support in the cities in which they live. To date,…

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Duration: 01/18 - 02/19

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Conventional analyses of crime, based on European research models, are often poorly suited to assessing the specific dimensions of criminality in Africa. Development Frontiers in Crime, Livelihoods and Urban Poverty in Nigeria (FCLP) aims to provide…

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Duration: 04/18 - 04/21

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The rapid growth of developing cities, including informal settlements with little or no access to public service provision, poses increasing health challenges. Overcrowding, exclusion and lack of information in particular create conditions that have contributed to…

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Duration: 10/17 – 03/19

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While the interplay between violent conflict and drought in Somalia is a central driver of internal displacement in the country, the resulting in-migration to cities creates further pressures on urban and rural environments. Security on the…

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Duration: 02/17 - 07/20

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Well managed and equitable urban planning can help address many of the major economic, social and environmental challenges currently facing countries across Africa. This is particularly the case in South Africa, where a high level of…

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Duration: 10/17 -12/21

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In an age of cities, one of the greatest challenges to poverty reduction, social inclusion and human security is urban inequality. As the gap between the richest and poorest residents continues to widen, many communities are…

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Duration: 09/17 – 06/19

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While urbanisation presents significant opportunities for low-income communities, increasing pressure on housing, infrastructure and local environments also pose a major risk for the most marginal city residents in particular. This in turn affects their ability to…

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Duration: 02/18 - 08/20

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While traditional retail markets have played an important role in the life of towns and cities for centuries, they now face increasing pressure as the rise of corporate retail, alongside public sector cuts, have left many…

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Duration: 10/17 – 12/21

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In response to the increasingly complex development challenges posed by today’s cities, Building Capacity for the Future City in Developing Countries (PEAK) seeks to foster a new approach to urban policy making and research through the…

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Duration: 09/18 – 02/21

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While economic growth in the Global North has historically been accompanied by an increase in private car use, many cities are now taking steps to develop alternative models to car-oriented development to reduce the burden of…

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Duration: 10/17 – 03/19

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Despite making up a large share of urban growth in many developing cities, migrant populations are often overlooked by policy makers and local authorities. Safe and Sustainable Cities: Human Security, Migration, and Well-being aims to address…

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