How can we deliver better urban futures?

How can we solve the climate emergency in our cities? How can we improve health and wellbeing in urban areas? How can we move around our cities better?
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The Challenges

We’ve reached a tipping point. Our cities are struggling as they grapple with crises in climate adaptation, health outcomes and economic inequities. We need to find solutions to these big, daily issues that affect lives in urban areas

Change for the better
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Introducing SHIFT

SHIFT is a growing, inclusive innovation district, activating collaboration and partnerships to power better urban futures

Enter Shift
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A dynamic living testbed

Our home is east London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a place that plays a pivotal role in our mission; a real urban setting across 560 acres of parklands, waterways, sport and leisure facilities, homes and a range of academic, business, cultural and creative spaces

Explore the Park

Open for business

We need more brilliant, fearless entrepreneurs, investors, and commissioners to join us in a spirit of collaboration and creativity, exploration and experimentation: To strengthen our network. To deliver more amazing projects. To share our approach to inclusive innovation. To shift the balance and shape the future of our cities and citizens.

Join us
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