The Manchester Urban Institute is home to a number of trans-disciplinary research agendas and themes.
These research agendas resonate with the urban challenges as identified by key funding organisations including RCUK, Innovate UK, and the European Commission.
Find out more about our key research themes including a summary of the research, contributing members, and strategic external partners.
Our towns and cities need to become more resilient to a range of stresses and vulnerabilities.
Effective and sustainable energy policies require a deep understanding of people’s everyday lives, social relations and future aspirations.
Smart cities are optimising the delivery and management of collective urban services such as energy, transport and water.
Cities around the world are experiencing wide inequalities between different ethnic, demographic and social groups.