It is working to improve infrastructure for the benefit of all citizens, and is doing this by adhering all research projects to a set of missions. These missions are designed to facilitate the delivery of interconnected, integrated and multi-disciplinary research programmes and projects.
The four missions are:
Ownership, governance and business models for infrastructure and urban systems
Coping with greater system interdependencies, changing patterns of use and new, disruptive technologies whilst at the same time delivering social justice and affordability.
Lead academic: Brian Collins
Infrastructure and urban systems as drivers of equity, inclusion and social justice
Forging healthy, happy and productive lives for all through urban design, planning, policy and infrastructure.
Lead academic: Chris Rogers
You can also download the Missions Postcard.
Our Missions bring into focus problem-specific societal challenges that require many different sectors to interact to find a solution. This focus on problems, rather than on sectors, means that solutions can be applied to multiple challenges faced by society.
The missions are a work in progress, and continue to evolve through discussion, workshops and shifting societal needs.
All of UKCRIC’s research projects are working to contribute to one or more of these missions. We are actively seeking new research collaborations that align with our missions. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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