ReVISIONs (2010 - 2012)

Funding body: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) "Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE)" Programme.

ReVisions: Regional Visions of Sustainable Infrastructure Optimised for Neighbourhoods.

The aim of the project is to provide the knowledge and evidence base to aid the planning of regional spatial development together with infrastructure for transport, water, waste and energy in a more coordinated and integrated way so as to

  • Reduce the impacts on the environment and resources;
  • Improve economic competitiveness;
  • Allow households to live more sustainably, with a socially inclusive and enhanced quality of life.

The key idea is to find more sustainable combinations of infrastructure measures for various spatial planning options. Early work on water has looked at the impact of different urban growth forms and patterns on distribution performance. The project is led by the University of Cambridge.

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