Urban Studies at Glasgow is a world-leading centre for innovative, interdisciplinary urban research with significant impact. In the REF 2014 assessment of research excellence the quality of its research was rated first equal in the UK, with half of all output considered ‘world leading’. It was rated top of all of the social science submissions focused on urban studies, planning and real estate.
Research within Urban Studies spans all aspects of social, economic and physical change in cities, and includes communities, governance, health, housing, inequalities, planning, transport and real estate.
Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods
The aim of the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is to understand – and strengthen capacity to address - urban, health and education challenges in neighbourhoods across fast-growing cities in Africa and Asia.
The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is a consortium of 14 institutions led by the University of Glasgow. The centre, which was established in August 2017, is a multidisciplinary partnership between academia, housing policy and practice. Over the course of the five-year programme, CaCHE researchers will produce evidence and new research which will contribute to tackling the UK’s housing problems at a national, devolved, regional, and local level.