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What We Do

The Institute for Future Cities focuses on improving the quality of human life in cities across the world.

Future Cities is one of the University of Strathclyde’s key research themes. The Institute for Future Cities is the University’s centre for research and teaching that integrates and catalyses expertise across sectors and multiple disciplines.

Our aim is to enable current and future cities to be understood in new ways. We address major challenges and inform decisions that make cities across the world better places to live, work, learn and invest. We do this through research and partnerships with commercial organisations, local and national government, from all subject areas and from across the world.

Our focus areas are:

  • Sustainability
  • Resilience
  • Wellbeing
  • Urban Design and migration
  • Smart cities: business and public service innovation

Our current projects include:

With growing funding, research and commercial opportunities we welcome new partnerships with research institutions, commercial organisations governments and cities in the UK and internationally. To find out more about working with us please contact us.