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Current research programmes

Our current research programmes.

Sustainable rural-urban communities

Many fundamental aspects of sustainable place-making depend on where and how people live.

Co-evolving, interactive systems

This programme explores the relationship between system properties and sustainability across different temporal and spatial scales.

Health, infrastructure and well-being

Place is important for population physical and mental health, well-being and inequalities.

Food, land and security

This programme is working on developing new thinking about place-based food interactions that take whole system interactions into account.

Risk, place, identity and sustainability

Risk is increasingly central to a variety of academic disciplines and spheres of public and industrial life.

Cities and sustainable places

This programme provides an independent hub to help address specific urban issues and concerns.