The Research Institute's research is principally undertaken through six interdisciplinary themes:
This work programme engages with current debates and theorising on city-region transition and adaptation.
Humanity faces massive environmental challenges in the 21st century, including climate change, population growth and scarcity of resources.
Place-based, this theme investigates the sustainable management of natural landscapes.
This programme aims to develop international excellence in cross-disciplinary research into the relationship between health, wellbeing and places.
Governance of sustainable places goes well beyond promoting environmentally responsible behaviour to more reflexive practices.
This research agenda aims to understand the implications of the dynamic flows that occur within and between places and ecosystems.
The University hosted the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) from 2001-2012.