The UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) is a consortium of seven leading UK universities, and 55 private and public sector partners, developed the world’s first national infrastructure system-of-systems model, NISMOD.

NISMOD methodology, tools and evidence-based approach have been used nationally and globally to analyse long-term investment strategies as well as risk and vulnerability in cross-sectoral infrastructure networks – energy, digital communications, solid waste, transport, waste water, and water supply. NISMOD as a framework helps deliver sustainable infrastructure developments across the world.

Our partners include the UK government, particularly the National Infrastructure Commission, the United Nations Office for Project Services, The united nations office for environmental projects the World Bank, the governments of Argentina,Uruguay, Curacao, St Lucia, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Vietnam, and New Zealand, engineering consultants and many others.


The ITRC invites you to attend a conference and consultation on the use of infrastructure systems analysis to inform planning and design of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc on 20 November, 2019 at the ICE in London.

The Consortium is independently applying its models and analytics to explore possible futures for the Arc. In order to better understand the issues at stake, it has held in-depth discussions with 22 prominent stakeholder organisations leading the development of the Arc in central, regional and local government, as well as universities, independent agencies and businesses.  ITRC is applying its models and analytics to evaluate impact of local, regional and national choices on sustainable future options.