Northampton Institute for Urban Affairs (NIUA)
It is not neccessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.W. Edwards Deming
Currently there is very little in the world of housing, regeneration, local government, planning and sustainability that is not under the microscope - the new Government has opened the doors to a raft of new ideas and ways of working. The Northampton Institute for Urban Affairs (NIUA) is at the heart of the ensuing debate, challenge and new thinking.
The NIUA is a multi-disciplinary, cross-University institute based within the School of Social Sciences. Our role is to facilitate collaborative working - both within the University and between the bodies and agencies planning, delivering or managing community-facing services.
We make use of the University's expertise, where we can call upon specialists in urban and regional policy, sustainable development, social enterprise, community cohesion, health and crime prevention. Our aim is to help public and community sector partners adapt to change and improve service delivery. We do that through an intensive programme of research, training, shared best practice, publications and facilitation.
Together with our partners in the Centre for Children and Youth, the NIUA is rapidly establishing itself as the 'go to' location for progressive thinking.
More information about the Northampton Institute of Urban Affairs:
- Sustainability Best Practice in the Midlands
- Consultancy in Sustainable Development and Sustainable Communities
- Training in Sustainable Development and Sustainable Communities
Urban design best practice from Northern Europe
Some of the world's best urban design can be found in the UK and across Northern Europe. See some examples on the NIUA gallery pages.
Upcoming events, conferences and short courses
All of our upcoming events, conferences and short courses are listed on the Research in the School of Social Sciences events calendar
For further information on the Northampton Institute of Urban Affairs, please contact any of the following individuals: