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Urban Living Partnership

Innovate UK logoCities and urban areas drive innovation, creativity and growth.  In the UK, 80% of us live in them. By 2050 nearly three-quarters of the global population will live them.

Successful cities are critical to the future of humankind.

The RCUK/Innovate UK Urban Living Partnership will harness UK research and innovation strength to help cities realise a vision of healthy, prosperous and sustainable living.

These future cities will support strong regional and national economies. They will be resilient, with the ability to adapt and thrive in response to environmental, economic or social change. They will be responsive to the needs and aspirations of their diverse communities.

The Partnership is led by the seven UK Research Councils and Innovate UK.

  • It will work with UK cities to identify, understand and address key challenges and opportunities.
  • It will bring together cross-disciplinary research expertise, local government, service delivery agencies, urban communities and innovative business within individual cities to co-produce and test practical solutions.
  • The initial phase will support a small number of UK pilot city projects in demonstrating the potential impact of the Partnership.
  • The ambition is to scale up the Partnership with international reach; positioning the UK as a global leader in urban research and innovation, and supporting sustainable urban growth for UK cities.

For full information on the partnership visit the Urban Living website.


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