The Urban Living strategic theme focuses on what it means to live healthy, sustainable, prosperous and connected lives in urban environments (i.e. towns and cities). This recognises the challenges, opportunities and threats associated with a growing tendency for people to live and work in such environments.

Aims and objectives

  • Identify, coordinate and promote research and innovation being undertaken across the University which falls under the Urban Living umbrella
  • Identify areas of strength and opportunities for developing new areas of research and innovation that could differentiate the University of Surrey from other universities
  • Horizon scan and share funding trends and opportunities in the field of urban living
  • Foster a collaborative internal research culture in the field of urban living
  • Showcase our expertise and provide a platform for external engagement and impact generation.

Key pillars

Our Urban Living research theme has four key pillars (or sub-themes) that recognise areas of research strength at the University, and map to key UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Research in this area

You can find out more about the research we are working on around urban living through our projects and research champions.

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Research and Innovation Services
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