By understanding the cities of the world we seek to change them for the better.
Our research influences and engages communities - in Manchester, across the UK and beyond - in many ways.
You can read about the impact of our research by viewing some of the projects we've been involved in.
Research projects with impact
A project funded by the European Union to demonstrate cutting-edge smart city technologies and roll them out across the globe.
Helping urban planners to understand, assess and respond to the potential effects of climate change.
Our research has transformed how government describes and classifies deprived urban areas, resulting in improved direction of resources.
Changing the way governments and international organisations monitor their spatial planning policies.