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Infrastructure for Port Cities and Coastal Towns

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Resilience – Sustainability – Wellbeing

Join our new community of researchers.

Real, long-lasting, resilient and sustainable infrastructure-led transformations in port cities and coastal towns​.

iPACT is a new, vibrant, multi-disciplinary community of researchers and research users developing affordable, sustainable, evidence-based, people-centric infrastructure systems solutions for improving social well-being and prosperity to level up coastal communities through resilient, net zero regeneration.

We have £500,000 available for Pilot Study projects, which will be developed by iPACT members in a series of sandpits in early 2023.” Prof William Powrie, University of Southampton

The infrastructure for Port cities And Coastal Towns network – iPACT – aims to identify people-focused, infrastructure-based solutions to the complex problem of improving social well-being and prosperity in coastal communities through resilient and sustainable regeneration. A key emphasis will be on taking advantage of the coastal location.


Long-lasting, resilient and sustainable transformations in port and coastal cities and towns creating a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research community​ developing affordable, sustainable, evidence-based, people-centric infrastructure systems solutions​ improving social well-being and prosperity to  level up  coastal communities through  resilient,  Net Zero  regeneration​.

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Join the iPACT Network

Membership of the iPACT network is open to all researchers and potential users and beneficiaries of the research: from educational establishments, industry and business, local authorities and citizen / residents’ groups. We particularly welcome early career researchers, academics from a wide range of disciplines, and representatives of business/industry, local authorities and the community. Membership of the network will allow you to access our events, support network and apply for pilot project funding.

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Funded by UKRI Network Plus grant EP/W033933/1