The Institute for Future Cities

The Institute for Future Cities is a multidisciplinary research unit based within the international, award winning University of Strathclyde. We work with commercial, civic and academic partners across the world to understand better the challenges faced by cities as places to live and work, and to help unlock the potential of cities to provide innovative ways of enhancing our quality of life.

Our approach

Bringing together governments, businesses, academics and citizens to imagine better futures for our cities, our key goals are to use leading research and innovation to help:

  • Reduce economic inequalities in cities
  • Produce sustainable and resilient urban systems
  • Improve wellbeing and health of citizen
  • Encourage citizen participation

Our location

Our team is based in the multi-award winning University of Strathclyde within the UK Future City Demonstrator city of Glasgow. We are located in state-of-the-art Technology & Innovation Centre designed to facilitate greater collaboration between academic researchers and other partners.  Our custom-built City Observatory facility allows our partners to help identify approaches to address urban challenges, to visualise solutions and to use data analytics to understand cities and city systems in new ways.

Our Team

The Institute extends beyond its core team click here, drawing together expertise across the University (and other Universities across the world) from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds in order to apply key expertise, diverse perspectives, a powerful network of external partnerships to tackle complex city issues.