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: 12/18 – 11/21

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While there is widespread discussion of both sustainability and migration, with the latter focused particularly on the potentially destabilising impacts of unmanaged movement, there is little understanding on the connections between the two. Misty: Migration, Transformation…

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Duration: 01/18 - 12/21

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The STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre is a collaborative, multidisciplinary consortium with hubs in Africa, China, Europe, Latin America, North America and South Asia. Focusing on a range of research areas, including…

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Duration: 04/17 - 04/20

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Early Warning Service for Urban Pluvial Floods for and by Citizens and City Authorities (FloodCitySense) aims to reduce the vulnerability of urban areas to flooding through the development of a citizen-led early warning system. The approach…

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Duration: 10/18 - 09/21

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Waterproofing Data: Engaging Stakeholders in the Sustainable Governance of Flood Risks for Urban Resilience seeks to support more adaptive, community-approaches to flood preparedness through the development of closer links between citizens and data. Focusing on the…

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Duration: 12/18 - 11/21

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TAPESTRY: Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in Marginal Environments is an innovative project that examines how progressive change can help drive climate change adaptation and resilience. Focusing on vulnerable coastal…

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Duration: 09/18 – 02/21

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Mental Health Literacy in Urban and Rural Communities in Kerala, India: An Interdisciplinary Approach Using Applied Theatre Methodology is a collaborative research programme exploring the use of participatory theatre and media as tool to improve mental…

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Duration: 10/18 - 09/23

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Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Cities is an ESRC-funded project based at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. Drawing on the results from earlier research, this project seeks to inform the design and delivery of urban climate…

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Duration: 01/18 - 12/20

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Around a billion people across the world live in shack settlements where fire outbreaks pose a constant threat to life, health and property. In a context where many residents lack access to electricity and the absence…

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Duration: 09/18 – 09/21

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Air pollution poses increasing risks to residents of developing cities, particularly those belonging to marginalised or low income groups, and is especially acute in urban areas of India. Sensing Bodies: Urban Exposure and Asthma in Delhi,…

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Duration: 09/18 – 03/21

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In the Complex of Maré, an assortment of 16 peripheral communities on the margins of Rio de Janeiro, residents must contend with the daily reality of violence at the hands not only of local criminal gangs,…

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Duration: 06/18 – 05/21

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In an age of climate change, cities are particularly vulnerable to pressures on their food, water and energy resources. The Moveable NEXUS: Design-led Sustainable Water, Food and Energy Management within the New Boundary aims to support…

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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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