Our vision

To improve the quality of life of citizens by making cities healthier, more sustainable and more resilient, 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 approach

We seek to help tackle the major economic, environmental and social challenges faced by cities through collaboration and co-design, working with academics, commercial partners, civic leadership, voluntary sector and citizens. Our approach seeks to make a difference to people’s live by:

  • initiating inclusive conversations to identify local challenges
  • building coalitions of partners to help address the challenges
  • driving forward research to enhance understanding of the issue and identity possible solutions
  • collaborating with local partners to ensure more equitable delivery of benefits