Global Urban Research Unit

Projects

Foresight

DEMOLOGOS - Development Models and Logistics of Socioeconomic Organisation in Space

The Newcastle Urban Foresight project is a partnership between the national Foresight Future of Cities programme, Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Government Office for Science.

This project aims to pilot a foresight methodology which is capable of being applied at a regional city region by mobilising the intellectual resources of universities and their local stakeholders and which could be adopted elsewhere.

The project has four goals, to:

  1. work with local partners and national bodies in establishing a data base on key assets of the city region
  2. establish a transferable methodology through which expertise in local universities could be mobilised on a sustainable basis and focused on the long term future of a city region
  3. work with local partners and national bodies in establishing a data base on key assets of the city region
  4. develop long term thinking capacity in the partnership around key future challenges such as environmental sustainability, long term economic development, the healthy and ageing city, urban to urban relationships, and urban and rural dynamics

The project was launched in summer 2014. A Lead Expert Group (LEG) was established with representation from the three partner organisations, Northumbria University, the LEP and other organisations. An expert panel of stakeholders was established drawing on a broad spectrum of interests and sectors within the regional economy and society.  hese two bodies provide the oversight and knowledge base vital to the project.