URGENT (Urban Regeneration and the Environment)
Funding Organisation: NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) --- Contact: Graham Leeks NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Maclean Building Wallingford Oxon OX10 8BB Tel +44 1491 692203 Fax +44 1491 692313 email gjll@ceh.ac.uk
Country of origin: United Kingdom
What type of research is funded? Basic
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)? Demand Driven
Total budget:  14 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme:  %
Programme start year: 1997
Duration of programme: 7 years
Programme open for funding of international participation:  No
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects:  No
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Long Description: 
URGENT - Urban Regeneration and the Environment, is a Thematic Programme of research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. URGENT aims to stimulate 
the regeneration of the urban environment through understanding and managing the interaction of natural and man-made processes. The URGENT Programme of Thematic Research has been established to integrate urban ecological and environmental research across the geological, terrestrial,
freshwater and atmospheric sciences and will work in partnership with city authorities, industry and regulatory bodies. The programme is expected to receive
NERC funding of £9.7 million over seven years, with additional support anticipated from organisations such as the Environment Agency. URGENT is focused on a limited range of urban conurbations in the UK but is expected to develop generic models and solutions which can be applied more widely
in the UK and internationally. URGENT is collaborating with other NERC programmes, such as 'Environmental Diagnostics', and other Research Council-supported initiatives, such as
the EPSRC 'Towards Sustainable Cities' programme, and the ESRC 'Cities Competitiveness and Cohesion' programme. Joint science projects have been initiated
and strong working relationships forged with the expected promotion of a cross-Council publication on urban programmes.

WEB Link: http://urgent.nerc.ac.uk/index.html
Projects Supported by this Programme:

Root WEB Link: http://www.nerc.ac.uk
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