Can Our Cities Be Smarter?

Our urban areas face unprecedented growth, requiring innovation on the part of city planners to maintain quality of life. In particular, increasing pressure is being placed on the following, often with conflicting demands on land use:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Transport
  • Air Quality
  • Green Space
  • Food Production

This project provides a resource for urban planners, for members of the public interested in our urban environment and for those who are considering a career or course of study in the following areas:

  • urban design
  • engineering
  • environmental science

Whatever your interest, this site will give you an introduction to many of the biggest environmental challenges facing our cities in the coming decades, along with a summary of some of the latest research being conducted to address them.