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The project focuses on four cities - Cambridge, London, Tyne and Wear, and Bristol - that are experiencing high growth pressures on their outer fringes.

SOLUTIONS - Sustainability Of Land Use and Transport In Outer NeighbourhoodS - research project focuses on spatial policy, in terms of design, transport systems and built form, in outer city areas of the UK that are experiencing or are likely to experience growth pressures in the future.

This four and half year project (April 2004 to Sep 2008) investigates how towns and cities can be planned so that they are socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient.

The research consortium consists of an interdisciplinary team from five universities (see icons below) with a proven track record in transport, land use, and environmental research.

The research involves a number of in-depth case studies, carried out in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders, for systematically testing the effectiveness of alternative design and development strategies for year 2031, in structuring and restructuring outer urban areas.

The Martin Centre, University of Cambridge Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London Transport Operations Research Group, Newcastle University