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: 09/18 – 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: 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: 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 (LOOPER)…

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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: 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: 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: 01/16 – 01/19

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With one of the most rapidly ageing populations in the world, Brazil now faces an emerging health crisis as non-communicable conditions such as obesity affect growing numbers of older urban residents. However, while the built environment…

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Duration: 01/16 – 01/19

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While in recent years there has been growing interest in the ways planning can promote improved health and mobility, increased use of private vehicles in many cities has come at the expense of walking, cycling and…

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Duration: 02/16 – 06/19

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The peripheries of cities are playing an increasingly important role, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of future growth is likely to be concentrated on the urban fringe. However, current research on these areas remains…

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Duration: 7/15 - 6/17

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A collaboration between British and Brazilian researchers to explore mobility, segregation and inequality in London and São Paulo.

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Duration: 05/15 - 04/18

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A project working to improve the collection and integration of crowd-generated data to assess health and crime trends in cities.

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Duration: 01/14 - 01/24

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A multidisciplinary data centre developing innovative research methodologies and undertaking primary social research in areas such as housing, education, migration and social exclusion.

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