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
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.