Our research has three core themes: (1) humanitarian shelter and settlements, (2) disaster risk reduction and resilience, and (3) poverty reduction and sustainable development. Explore our projects within each area below.
Shelter is a central part of our daily lives. It offers protection, fosters livelihoods, and acts as a social hub. Our work is understanding how we can provide more desirable and durable solutions to enable long-term recovery in the aftermath of disaster.
Disasters are not a natural phenomena, they are born of risk and vulnerability. Our research is exploring the links accross discplinary boundaries to understand what makes communities more resilient to hazards in the face of a changing climate.
Billons of people struggle to meet their basic needs every day. Our research is looking at the role infrastructure, and the organisations delivering these services, has to play in fostering a sustainable future that is equitable for all.