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Sustainable Cities

Cities are complex systems containing both social and ecological processes. They need to be resilient to shocks, and have the ability to bounce back and thrive even in the face of rapid social and ecological change. 

This research theme consider the role of cities in developing sustainable infrastructures and economies.

Current areas of work include:

  • Dr Lingxuan Liu’s five-year project on environmental governance, with Nanjing University and the UN Environment Programme, on new and transitioning mechanisms of governance for sustainability through collaboration across public and private sectors.

Key researchers: Professor Gail Whiteman, Dr Jess Davies, Dr Lingxuan Liu, Lael Walsh and Roisin O’Riordan