The SusInfra research programme comprises a portfolio of interrelated projects that collectively investigate critical matters relating to urban sustainability, human well-being, and their intricate interplay with broader developmental objectives. These projects are designed to target specific facets of urban and environmental challenges, ranging from sanitation and elderly care to the integration of digital technologies.
The overarching objective of SusInfra research is to foster a better understanding of interactions between human activities and the urban environment, with a particular emphasis on their ramifications for sustainable urban development.
The various projects share a combination of cutting-edge modelling techniques, interdisciplinary methodologies, active engagement with relevant stakeholders and a set of common objectives. They seek to advance our understanding of urban systems, aiming to uncover the underlying mechanisms that govern their functioning. Projects are united in their commitment to enhancing the sustainability of urban areas. And they aim to provide valuable insights for decision-makers.
SusInfra is home to over 40 active researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including complex systems and mathematical biology; environmental science and engineering; sustainability science; human geography; and architecture, urban design and planning, among others. Colleagues are based around the world.
SusInfra investigators are at different stages of their career, ranging from undergraduate students to senior professors,. The network offers opportunities for formal and informal learning and mentoring. In addition to regular seminars and workshops, the network holds a virtual reading group (Urban Infrastructural Transitions). It also maintains close links with government and industry, including non-academic stakeholders like planners, policy makers, and business representatives, to ensure the informed formulation of research questions and approaches as well as the timely and rapid dissemination of research findings.