Urban Research Unit (URU) is an initiative from Grimshaw Architects and Futurecity aimed at developing a fresh approach for intelligent and creative urban placemaking within the context of New York and London.

Growing the Future City

After centuries of investment, trade, immigration and innovation, London is now driven by dynamic creative, knowledge and financial sectors. This shift has forced many cities to adapt and grow, and we must ensure future models of development are smarter, greener and designed for all levels of society. Growing the Future City is an exhibition that seeks to address the issues facing our global cities and presents thoughtful solutions for building a more efficient, and enjoyable, urban environment.
Co-curated by Grimshaw and Futurecity, and proudly hosted at The Gallery at Foyles.

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About Urban Research Unit

Urban Research Unit is a joint initiative that will consider and challenge the conventional approach used to plan and develop contemporary urban centres.  Participants will develop a toolkit of key issues and considerations to be applied as New York and London’s urban environments prepare for the future

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