UKCDR launched recommendations for strengthening research on the built environment and SDGs at the World Urban Forum

9 February, 2020

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We are excited to announce we launched a new report and policy briefing on Strengthening research on the built environment and the SDGs’ , exclusively at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi on the 9th February.

By 2050 two-thirds of the global population will live in cities. Many of which have not been built yet. UK research funders have acknowledged the need to engage with the built environment, given its intersection with and impact on some of the most critical challenges the world faces, climate change, poverty reduction, sustainable development and rapid urbanisation.

We commissioned IIED to help us identify trends, knowledge gaps and opportunities in the built environment research space. The report also includes recommendations to UK funders how they can add value and maximise the impact of built environment research for international development.

The report and policy briefing can be found here:

UKCDR welcome the opportunity to discuss with funders how you might have a role in filling these gaps.



Nicole Huxley

Communications Manager


Phone: 020 7611 2093

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