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Our Research Projects

Our research crosses boundaries and extends our understanding of human-environment relationships and sustainable development.

We develop world-leading research that engages with global sustainable development frameworks, including Agenda 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We have expertise from science, humanities and the social sciences. We believe having multiple perspectives is the best way to deliver transformative change. We also work with non-academic stakeholders.


Waterproofing Data

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Investigating the governance of water-related risks, with a focus on social and cultural aspects of data practices.

URBE Latam

Expanding and refining the understanding of risks, vulnerabilities and potentialities associated with rain-related geohazards in Latin America.

Geo-spatial Mapping of Health Services in Slums

Mapping health services and facilities to understand how they are used by people living in seven slums across Africa and Asia.

Mapping deprivation levels of urban neighbourhoods

Developing transdisciplinary networks that leverage Earth observation and community-driven geospatial information to ensure access to basic urban services.

UKRI GCRF Global Research Translation Award: Waterproofing Data

Developing, deploying and evaluating a mobile application and community-based intervention to increase the resilience of flood prone communities around several cities in Brazil.

Sustainable Development of Informal Settlements and Citarum Basin Ecologies

Developing Transdisciplinary Partnerships for Urban Water Transformations

Creating Interfaces

Building capacity for integrated governance at the Food-Water-Energy-nexus in cities on the water

Water, Health and Urban Resilience

Improving urban resilience in flood-prone areas.

Earth Systems Governance through Purpose Ecosystems

Investigating the role and agency of purpose ecosystems in contributing to Earth System Governance.

Humanitarian Data

Building a common understanding and a collaboration platform around the challenges of data quality, geospatial methods and governance