As part of London Technology Week, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revealed that King’s College London and the University of Warwick are working with Bloomberg Associates, the Mayor of London’s Office and Southwark Council to advance the goal of establishing a CUSP London, a branch of New York University’s Centre for Urban Science and Progress, to be based at Canada Water from 2018.
CUSP London will bring together researchers, businesses, local authorities and government agencies to apply urban science in improving public health and wellbeing.
This international partnership will train a new generation of postgraduate and PHD level urban scientists with the skills and knowledge to benefit London and other major UK and international cities.
Once fully operational the new centre at Canada Water will accommodate over 100 researchers and 500 students.
The Mayor has recently designated Canada Water as an ‘opportunity area‘ while King’s College is likely to create a new campus on part of the Harmsworth Quays site alongside its proposed student residences at the Mulberry Business Park.