The First Urban Transformations Call

In 2015, four research projects were granted almost £3 million in funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – the first major call that came out of the newly formed urban transformations initiative. The projects explored issues around social innovation, creative living and urban economies internationally, bringing new perspectives to the challenges and opportunities facing UK and global urban areas as they seek to achieve urban growth against a backdrop of pressures on public funding and other challenges.

The projects included the following: