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.
The relationship between culture, creativity and urban development is both a rich site for interdisciplinary research and source of great interest for policy makers.
Data science techniques within environmental and earth sciences drive studies from the molecular to the global scale.
Cities are the hubs and crucibles of change, both local and global.
Our towns and cities need to become more resilient to a range of stresses and vulnerabilities.
With urbanisation occurring globally, urban health is a growing field of research internationally.
Effective and sustainable energy policies require a deep understanding of people’s everyday lives, social relations and future aspirations.
This theme will consolidate Manchester’s current involvement in Project X.
Smart cities are optimising the delivery and management of collective urban services such as energy, transport and water.
Urban transport systems are key to the achievement of sustainable urban futures.
Infrastructure is a critical component of contemporary life, providing the often-unacknowledged backdrop upon which our collective lives are lived.
Gender inequality is one of the most enduring social and economic injustices in modern times.