Essential science for sustainable cities

As environmental challenges and opportunities keep emerging in our rapidly changing world, we are continuously horizon scanning to consider what science will be needed to address them. These issues include the pressing need for us to develop sustainable cities.

UKCEH science is informing better ways to develop and manage cities all around the world, so they enable people and nature to thrive. We provide expertise, data, toolkits and models to tackle a wide range of urban environmental challenges, including net zero and green infrastructure targets, biodiversity net gain, air pollution, flood risk, heat risk, natural capital accounting, noise impacts and water quality.

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