Cities and regions are increasingly seen as central to meeting the challenges generated by ecosystem degradation, climate change, inequality and poverty.

GW4 allows academics to collaborate to address the dual challenge of both understanding the dynamics of rapid urban and regional transformation and intervening strategically to transform those dynamics.

Through partnership and original research, GW4 can provide government, business, civil society and citizens with the opportunity to shape urban and regional development strategies, ensuring they are environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.