People living in the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle & Gateshead and York will benefit as Phase one of the Urban Living Partnership begins. The partnership was launched by Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson.
Citizens will come together with university researchers, local authorities and over 70 partners from business and the third sector in five multidisciplinary pilot initiatives aimed at rewriting the blueprint for the evolution of our city living.
The first-of-its-kind investment by the seven UK Research Councils and the government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, takes a ‘whole city’ approach, and brings together a unique body of expertise cutting across over 20 disciplines including civil engineering, computer science, planning, psychology, management, arts and humanities, the creative industries and health sciences.
Partners to the £3.9 million first phase of the initiative are contributing over £1.9 million and include: IBM UK Ltd, Arup, Atkins Global, The Environment Agency, Natural England and the Future Cities Catapult.
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