Urban futures (2008 - 2012)

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

The key aim of Urban Futures project is to envisage the future to enable us to make more sustainable decisions today. Partners in the project bring different expertise including biodiversity, air quality, water and wastewater, sub-surface built environment, surface built environment and open space, density and design decision making, social needs, aspirations and planning policy.

The three main linking elements of this research are urban regeneration, sustainability, and future scenarios. Initial work in the water sector is taking the agreed ‘futures’ developed in the project and quantifying their impact on water distribution network design and operation.

The project is led by the University of Birmingham


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