Research areas

We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers interested in the planning, design, use and governance of places at different scales. We undertake research in four inter-related themes.

Sustainable urban environments

Developing an understanding of what sustainable urban environments are and how they can be achieved.

Governance of place

Focusing on governance, urban policy, city management and spatial planning.

Planning theory, policy and practice

Concentrating on theoretical and practice-based aspects of planning.

Smart Cities Transforming Governance

Harnessing the power of social and technology innovation to transform the effective management of the city and spatial decision making.

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