About our research and funders
Our research ranges from the theoretical to the applied and combines academic excellence with policy relevance within this field.
Specific interests include:
Cities and social change
- social class and urban change
- governance and citizenship
- cities and intergenerational dynamics
- civil society and local democracy.
- housing and neighbourhood change
- housing and the life course
- the housing market in the wider economy
- housing and inequalities.
Employment and economic development
- territorial politics and regeneration
- economic development and labour market change
- risk and insecurity.
Funding sources and clients include
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- British Academy
- charitable foundations such as the Nuffield Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- central and government departments
- European Commission
- other non-UK funders
- a wide range of local bodies.
The Centre also fosters research links between the School and the University as a whole as well as the policy community and business sector within the South West of England. Internationally, Centre staff have active research links with institutions in East Asia and Europe.
A large number of postgraduate research students belong to the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research studying a wide range of topics focused on continental Europe and East and South East Asia.
Find out more about our research on our Centre research project pages and postgraduate research on the School's postgraduate page