Continuing urbanisation comes with new and intensified challenges around environment and social sustainability, particularly across the global South. Over the next decade finding solutions to urban challenges, that are most acutely felt in African, Asian and Latin American cities, will disproportionately determine sustainable development outcomes for the planet as a whole.
In 2017, PEAK Urban linked with five research-intensive, multidisciplinary universities, around the globe, to develop fundamental changes in our approach to cities, to ensure that our researchers can both 'think like a city' and support cities that will be sustainable for the future.
As PEAK Urban comes to a close, we're delighted to be able to release the early impacts of our dissemination and engagement activities carried out by our partners in China, Colombia, India and South Africa.
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Goal 11 of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals
Policy engagement and influencing inbuilt
Researchers have shared accessible, multidisciplinary research outputs with non-specialist audiences; built relationships with external stakeholders at all stages of the research process; and contributed to policy planning processes at local, national, and regional levels.
Developing new models for predicting urban growth
Understanding the changing footprint of urban areas is vital to those planning future infrastructure and services. New easy-to-use models are enabling planners to predict changes in the size and density of urban areas and build this into decision making.
How can Latin American and Caribbean cities become more sustainable?
From access to green spaces, safe cycling routes, disaster-preparedness and productivity; the health of a city is considered from all angles.