Image: Cross section view of the new Transbay Transit Centre, San Francisco. The five level transit centre will serve both bus and rail and will include a 5.4 acre rooftop park (Cities team case study).
CSIC’s Cities team is developing a range of new analytical tools. These tools are based on in-depth case studies of good practice combined with a new understanding of how businesses and citizens interact and make choices regarding infrastructure services. CSIC’s tools are designed to help cities embrace change through proactively reshaping infrastructure and related services.
Our work informs the planning of specific cities and infrastructure projects through new quantification of benefits and costs.
We work directly with the British Standards Institution and, through it, standards agencies in other countries to shed light on the ethos and code of conduct for creating a fair, green, resource-efficient, productive and smart urban environment.
Our quantitative models focus on transport, urban development and urban regeneration initiatives from the local to the national scale. Their outputs will help governments, institutions, businesses and communities to keep in step with rapidly evolving technologies, unleash new sources of funding, and extend inclusive, liveable, green urban areas.