Sustainable Urban Development research in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford
Research on Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) at Oxford seeks to develop advanced knowledge on the challenges and opportunities for developing more sustainable and just urban spaces, communities and politics. The SUD research programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sustainable urbanism drawing on a full spectrum of research methodologies and philosophies.
The SUD research programme aims to be at the leading edge in national and international developments in urban studies placing particular emphasis on understanding the social, economic and environmental processes of urbanisation and what it means for creating sustainable communities.
The SUD team consists of full time academic staff and part time doctoral researchers working on projects focused on a wide range of regions such as Southern Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean Islands, etc. The SUD research has been primarily funded by the UK Research Councils, the British Academy, and Oxford’s John Fell Fund.