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    Future cities

    Cities are very much at the heart of our ever-expanding world. Future cities research at the University of Strathclyde focuses on improving the quality of the city experience and quality of life, through developing a better approach to use of city assets

The role of cities and their impact on our lives has never been more important. Future cities research at the University of Strathclyde focuses on improving the quality of the city experience and quality of life in cities globally.

With more than half the world's population now living in cities, our aim is to improve quality of human life across the world and enable current and future cities to be understood in new ways. We do this through research, working with commercial organisations, local, national and international governments.

Our key research themes are:

  • sustainable city planning and implementation
  • risk and resilience
  • urban health and e-health
  • business models, finance and economic analysis
  • urban data analytics
  • evidence-based public policy and public service innovation

Ultimately, we want to make cities across the world better places to live, work, learn and invest.

Who we work with

We're proud to work with a number of partners who assist us in our goal of improving quality of life in cities across the world. Our partners include:

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Our partners benefit from the expertise of our highly-skilled researchers and assist us, through knowledge-exchange and support, in achieving our research objectives.

Contact us

Institute for Future Cities

Tel: +44 (0) 141 548 3863

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Cities: making an impact

As more of us move to urban areas, creating smarter cities of the future is crucial. Our future cities projects will deliver economic growth, reduce environmental impacts and tackle key social issues including crime and health.

The City Observatory

The City Observatory, part of Glasgow’s £24million Future City Demonstrator project, is an innovative information system which collects, manages and interprets data. It will help us to create ‘living labs’ in global cities and discover solutions to improve daily urban life. The Observatory will be based in the new £89million Technology and Innovation Centre, from Spring 2015

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Areas of expertise