2020s crises and change
How do communities respond to crisis to shape their long-term future?
Our research projects are about enabling people, places and the planet to flourish.
From education to healthcare, heritage to economic security we work on a range of issues where we can bring people and ideas together to create impact.
Design for Life capabilities are ways of thinking, doing and being needed for changemakers to live and work in ways that contribute to thriving people, places and planet.
Widening access to education and supporting people in finding new learning opportunities near them.
Supporting the implementation and regulation of CDC schemes.
Identifying where gaps in support – from the state, communities or employers – contribute to this rising tide of insecurity.
Supporting areas seeking to embed health outcomes in all economic development activity.
Exploring how using strategic foresight can help us make better policy.
We're working together with the Autodesk Foundation to deepen and scale the impact of global innovations in good work.
Could Leeds shape the future of fashion to be circular, where clothes are used more and made from safe and renewable resources?
How do we make local education systems more inclusive and reduce preventable exclusions?
Exploring new ways of addressing the challenges NHS Lothian’s staff face in their work.
We believe teachers’ motivations and experiences of high-quality youth social action represent an underexplored ‘third benefit’.
We're testing an innovative approach to lifelong learning, via a digital careers and employability coaching platform.
We're helping unlock the potential of the UK’s cities, working with leaders and citizens to develop a transformative national plan for their future.