The Urban Systems Lab has eight linked thematic research areas:

  • Low carbon operation and resource efficiency
  • Resilience and adaptability
  • Systemic quality of service
  • Sensing, simulation and modelling
  • Economic performance
  • Advanced materials and processes
  • Health, wellbeing and quality of life
  • Business models and innovation

Overlaying these themes is a methodological outlook that is analytical, quantitative and user focused, and highly collaborative in nature. 

Urban Systems Lab's eight research themes and underlying approaches