This network investigates innovative planning and governance strategies for creating more liveable, sustainable, equitable, healthy and productive cities. It uses innovative approaches and methods to identify, track and respond to mega-trends and broader societal influences that affect urban environments. We set new agendas and priorities for planning sustainable, low-carbon, equitable and healthy urban transitions. We address three strategic research themes: - regenerating and de-carbonising cities - improving housing opportunities and spatial equity - enabling new ways of urban living. The network looks for in-depth research on these themes and focuses on systems-based analytics for urban change, and the influence of urban policy, business and education on the socio-technical elements of urban environments.