Led by
Urban
Research
Institutions

Improved city futures will be achieved through an academic partnership linking five research intensive universities renowned for their expertise in interdisciplinary scholarship and work on the contemporary city. Our partnership includes the University of Oxford, Peking University (Beijing), The African Centre for Cities (Cape Town), Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore) and EAFIT University (Medellín).

 
Introducing PEAK Urban

From the streets of Bangalore, Dr Carlos Cadena-Gaitán (EAFIT) introduces our international research programme on sustainable cities.

How our
research
works
P
Prediction

What does modelling, institutional analysis and ethnography say about prediction and projection in the city?

E
Emergence

How have socio-material systems generated new forms and structures to create an emergent urbanism?

A
Adoption

How have different research disciplines and the city adopted ideas and technologies from different knowledge traditions?

K
Knowledge Exchange

How do we maximise knowledge exchange to build capacity in research institutions, cities, nations and at a global level?