New research programmes announced for Future of Cities

02 March 2010


The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford has announced the first six projects that will receive funding under the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities. The Programme, led by InSIS Director Professor Steve Rayner, seeks to deliver scientifically robust, cutting-edge research into the social, technological and climatic changes cities will face over the next fifty years, and how cities can be made more flexible to meet these challenges. In particular, the Programme will look at the implications this has for decision-making in boardrooms, communities, and city and national governments, in the next 5-10 years and beyond.

Included among the new research projects are proposals by member Institutes of the 21st Century School, including the Oxford Institute of Ageing and the Environmental Change Institute. It is expected that further collaborations will arise as projects develop and progress.

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