The £825k Urban-ID project has launched its website, which highlights the themes and case studies that they will focus on. The website is at www.urban-id.co.uk.
The Bristol Urban Area Diagnostics Pilot (also known as Urban-ID), is a collaboration between Bristol Health Partners, the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, the Bristol Green Capital Partnership and other partners. The project aims to address the fundamental issue of what is stopping Bristol from bridging the gap between its current situation and desired future as encapsulated in the city's various visions and aspirations.
Working with local communities, the project partners are creating an innovative integrated diagnostic framework to address the city's urban challenges across four 'challenge themes' including mobility and accessibility, health and happiness, equality and inclusion and the carbon neutral city.
The project was awarded a £825,000 share of £3.9 million research funding, allocated through Phase One of the Urban Living Partnership, a first-of-its-kind investment by the seven UK Research Councils and the government's innovation agency, Innovate UK. Taking a 'whole city' approach, the Urban Living Partnership brings together a unique body of expertise cutting across over 20 disciplines including civil engineering, environmental management, geography, computer science, planning, psychology, management, arts and humanities, the creative industries and health sciences.
The Bristol Urban Area project brings citizens together with university researchers, local authorities and partners from business and the third sector, aimed at rewriting the blueprint for the evolution of our city living. Local partners will be providing half of the project value awarded in research council funding though match funding contributions.
Visit the Urban-ID website.