The Manchester Urban Institute (MUI) is home to a number of interdisciplinary research agendas and themes.Learn More
Cities & Environment
Theme Lead: Professor Richard Kingston
Scope of Theme
Digital technologies, including sensor networks, data analytics and agile control systems, have the potential to transform cities, and the lives of those who live and work in them, by helping us better understand, plan and manage them. Working closely with Greater Manchester, we will take a broad multidisciplinary approach to address the challenges, bringing together science and engineering, behavioural psychology, social science, public policy, and social geography with expertise in health, social services and other public services. The theme includes:
- Integrated transport
- Building management & energy efficiency
- Water and waste management
- Digitally enabled public services
- Air quality monitoring
- Spatial analytics
- Communities and citizen engagement
Manchester has a strong track record of Urban research which draws on the city of Manchester’s unique place at the epicentre of industrial capitalism and the city's response to 21st century devolution - which will potentially bring far reaching consequences for those living in Manchester and beyond.
Our Smart Cities projects integrate multiple solutions to manage a city's systems securely including transportation systems, health, environment and more.