It’s been a year since the USE-IT! project has started its implementation and many activities have been carried out. The project has begun to produce knowledge stemming from implementation of its innovative solution. Innovative projects such as this one will come across challenges that will put to the test its implementation. UIA Expert, Nils Scheffler describes in the project’s first journal what has happened since its initiation. Get to know better what Birmingham is doing on urban poverty in this UIA Expert journal.