Mobilising urban living labs to create sustainable infrastructure

Impact: Environmental impacts


University of Manchester research on Urban Living Labs has transformed sustainable infrastructure provision in Manchester, and enhanced capacity in DAC (Development Assistance Committee) list countries. The Urban Living Labs approach has:
a) shaped GBP26,000,000 of infrastructure investment by Manchester City Council, which has doubled cycling rates in targeted areas and replaced 20,000km of delivery van trips with e-cargo bikes
b) informed training for governments across East Africa, South America and the Philippines to deliver walkability action plans and improved road safety for 5,800,000 citizens, in partnership with global mobility NGO Walk21 and the United Nations
Impact date20142019
Category of impactEnvironmental impacts