Research themes

The Urban Futures research programme aims to contribute to the resolution of challenges related to social, economic and ecological sustainability in cities. To investigate such multi-faceted urban issues, we aim for theoretical innovation based on combining different fields of specialisation within human geography and planning, represented in the sections in our programme (urban geography, economic geography, international development studies, governance and planning).

Integrative themes on which our programme is working include:

  • Transnational mobilities
  • Inclusion in smart cities
  • Cities in an era of climate change