Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU)
Established in 1996, SHUSU is a multidisciplinary research group at the University of Salford hosted within the Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy (CARe). We seek to understand complex social issues and work towards social justice and environmental sustainability within the urban environment. We are actively engaged in research that highlights the processes, outcomes and impacts of marginalisation on individuals and communities.
The work of SHUSU reflects the complex and interconnected challenges faced by contemporary society. These challenges include ensuring fair access to housing, equitable welfare systems and services, population mobility, positive social relations within communities, ageing populations, environmental sustainability and inclusive growth.
Our work is aligned with four work streams that unified by a core vision of working towards a more equitable and sustainable society. To find out more about each work stream:
SHUSU brings together internationally renowned researchers as part of a multidisciplinary team and our approach is underpinned by the principles of collaboration, co-production and critical analysis. We provide a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic environment for postgraduate researchers, who work alongside our core research team to deliver projects that facilitate the practical application of knowledge.
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