Publica is a research-led practice. Our research methodology underpins our approach to understanding cities and neighbourhoods. Tailored to each project, we use a range of methods to undertake on-site survey work, stakeholder engagement and desk-based analysis. Our research feeds into and supports every project we deliver, as well as forming the core of standalone research studies completed for clients or with academic partners.

Our ongoing research programme also pursues independent studies to complement and inform our evolving practice. Themes of focus include: urban design and the use of public space; national, regional and local policy; housing renewal; the integration of new development; and play. Publica’s research programme provides the evidence base that enables us to champion best practice, and innovative and inclusive approaches to urban development, masterplanning and regeneration.