Urban Living Partnership - Newcastle and Gateshead City Region

  • Tewdwr-Jones, Mark (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Nettle, Daniel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Richardson, Ranald (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dawson, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lawson, Shaun (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dalton, Ruth (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clay, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Frewer, Lynn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gilroy, Rose (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Corner, Lynne (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Olivier, Patrick (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - Award value: £398,467 (UK pounds)
    The Urban Living Partnership pilot phase in Newcastle and Gateshead aims to diagnose the complex and interdependent challenges within the urban region, working collaboratively to co-design and implement initiatives and solutions in order to contribute to the life and development of the area. Led by Newcastle University and featuring project partners from across the Quadruple Helix model from government, industry, academia and civil society, we will form the Newcastle City Futures Unit and implement an inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to the initial 18 month pilot project, allowing us to synoptically approach challenges and develop a platform for innovative urban solutions.  An array of methods will be utilised across the duration of the project, including foresight futures methodologies such as Delphi surveys, scenario building and systems analysis work to help representatives from HEIs, businesses and civil society to identifying long term challenges in the city region and to create a vision for the future of the cities that can be replicated elsewhere. Visualisation techniques will also be implemented combining expertise in computing, mapping, spatial analysis and urban planning, with consortium partners facilitating identification of suitable case studies for the work. 
    Effective start/end date31/07/1631/07/18