Population of world living in cities by 2050
Shaping cities of the future
By 2050, the world’s population will be more than 9 billion and around 70 per cent of people will live in cities. Urban spaces are already facing considerable challenges and developing sustainable and socially accountable solutions is critical.
Cities are shaped by the interplay between technological innovation, individual and collective practices, institutions and governance. Traditionally these issues have been studied in isolation.
Our institute provides support structures to ensure that academics can resource and deliver ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects that make a difference in the world. Our strategic partners include engineers, architects, landscape architects, developers, planners, policy makers and community groups.
Today’s research will help shape the cities of tomorrow.