UBDC conducts research on a wide range of aspects of cities and urban systems.

Priority themes include transport, housing, education and urban governance.

Learn more about our work by exploring the themes and projects below.

Big Data Management

This project aims to understand the technical data management requirements underlying social science linked data...


Population movements and economic effect

Is immigration good for urban economies? This is one of the most pressing and politically sensitive social ques...


Understanding institutional, geographic and physical causes of social exclusion

The goal of this project is to develop an Agent Based Model (ABM) environment where different dimensions of soci...

Social Exclusion

Neighbourhoods, housing and educational opportunity

Unequal educational outcomes are a key policy concern, reflecting vital national questions about the competitive...