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Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures

Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures

SURF was established in 2000 to undertake inter-disciplinary research on sustainable urban and regional futures. Its work aims to generate understanding about how political, economic, social, technological and environmental changes interact to affect urban and regional futures. Towards this end SURF has developed a rich portfolio of work for a wide range of public and private funders at the level of global organisations, the European Union, national governments, research councils, regional and local authorities and business. The ethos of SURF is to balance research excellence with policy and practice relevance. Our key research themes are:

  1. Governance
  2. Knowledge and Innovation
  3. Environment and Energy

The SURF team currently works across 3 active projects:

  1. Mistra Urban Futures
  2. Cultural Intermediation
  3. Urban Retrofit

For more information about our projects, events and publications, please see our regular news updates.

For general enquiries please contact us.