FOCUS AREAS

Here at Oxford Urbanists, we understand that urban spaces are complex environments. To understand this better, we have identified five crucial components to understand urban areas better. Each of the broad categories listed here are crucial factors to keep in mind when thinking about making the built environment efficient, sustainable and diverse.

 

Community & Housing

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Community is the essence and the heart of any city. It is the people that not only inhabit, but also energize, enliven and shape the urban agglomerations.  

Housing is an integral and, some would argue, a fundamental element of the urban fabric of any urban agglomeration. 

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Gender & Health

Gendered experiences of the urban fabric are crucial in our understandings of cities.

Health issues born out of the urban condition must be included in our analyses of the built environment.

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Human Capital

Human experiences of the city are what makes cities cities. The experience of individual inhabitants, is what is focused on here.

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Digital Cities

Politics & Planning

The city will always be a political being. The urban fabric is negotiated by its citizens and visitors everyday. Part of this navigation, is a perpetual pressure to plan the city; to organise the way it is lived and experienced.   More information →

The city will always be a political being. The urban fabric is negotiated by its citizens and visitors everyday. Part of this navigation, is a perpetual pressure to plan the city; to organise the way it is lived and experienced.

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Cities are prime locations for testing new technologies: they are small enough to experiment in, but also large enough to provide meaningful samples and scale.   More information →

Cities are prime locations for testing new technologies: they are small enough to experiment in, but also large enough to provide meaningful samples and scale.

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Resources & Environment

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Energy systems are crucial components of sustainable development; adequate, available, and affordable power is key for functioning societies.  

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Infrastructure

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Transport provides the pulse for the cities.  Multi-modalism will not only provides an array of transport modes to the city residents, but it will distribute spatial equity across the urban agglomerations.

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