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The impact of climate change on cities is well-researched but the 'peri-urban' hinterland – the areas between and around cities – is often overlooked. Such a gap needs to be addressed since peri-urban areas often contain high proportions of population growth and have a large impact on local environments.


Peri-cene is an interdisciplinary research project that investigates peri-urbanisation and climate risk in city-regions around the world. The peri-urban provides essential ecosystem services and can increase the adaptive capacity of urban areas.Through spatial analysis, an innovative 'policy lab' and in-depth, qualitative case studies in India and the UK, the project is piloting practical tools to support policymakers in understanding climate risk and peri-urbanisation processes. Focusing on the adaptive governance of peri-urban areas will lead to the development of guidance to support policymakers in their understanding of peri-urbanisation and climate risk.

To find out more about the project, you can download the project flyer and slides, and visit About the project

To find out more about the team of researchers involved, please visit Partners and funders

Our project outputs can be found in Project resources

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