Transforming the
Engineering of
Cities for Global
and Societal
Wellbeing

Research Themes

Research Team

Joanne Leach Joanne Leach
Researcher and Project Manager University of Birmingham
Chris Rogers Chris Rogers
Principal Investigator University of Birmingham
Rachel Cooper Rachel Cooper
Co-investigator Lancaster University
AbuBakr	 Bahaj AbuBakr Bahaj
Co-investigator University of Southampton
Nick Tyler Nick Tyler
Co-investigator UCL
Brian Collins Brian Collins
Co-investigator UCL

Our ambition

To create an holistic, integrated, truly multi-disciplinary city analysis methodology, which uniquely integrates wellbeing indicators, is founded on an evidence base of trials of radical interventions in cities, and delivers the realistic and radical engineering solutions necessary to achieve our vision

Our vision

To transform the engineering of cities to deliver global and societal wellbeing within the context of low carbon living and resource security through developing realistic and radical engineering that demonstrates the concept of an alternative future.

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Research Updates

LC News: 15th April 2014

The latest edition of LC News is now available

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.   You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting Joanne Leach...

LC News: 1st April 2014

The latest edition of the LC Newsletter is now available.

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.   You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting Joanne...

LC News: 18th March 2014

The latest version of LC News is now available.

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.   You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting...

Greening the Recovery

Greening the Recovery

The report of the UCL Green Economy Policy Commission

The UCL Green Economy Policy Commission (UCL GEPC) brought together a diverse group of academics with expertise in economics, the built environment, infrastructure finance, political science, innovation, and resource efficiency to consider how the UK can implement policies that will support...

Third mobilities and wellbeing focus group in Birmingham completed!

Third mobilities and wellbeing focus group in Birmingham completed!

Lozells lads tell us how they move about their neighbourhood and city

On 19 February 2014, we were in the inner-city ward of Lozells & East Handsworth in Birmingham, holding the third of our focus groups about mobilities and wellbeing. Over a 2-hour period, we had the 9 participants -- all...

LC News: 20th February 2014

The latest LC News is now available.

Please continue to send any items of interest to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Claire Coulton (c.coulton2@lancaster.ac.uk)

LC News: 30th January 2014

The latest edition of LC News is now available.

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.   You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting...

Video: Introduction to Liveable Cities

Video: Introduction to Liveable Cities

Everything you wanted to know about Liveable Cities in 5 minutes and 24 seconds!

This video is the first of a short series about the Liveable Cities programme of research.   Click here to watch the video. It is also available via our you tube channel by clicking here.   

LC News: 16th January 2014

Please find attached the latest news, events and items of interest for realising liveable cities.

This is the second Liveable Cities Newsletter that we have made available via our website.  We hope to make them available twice a month. They consist of news, articles, papers, events and other items of...

4th Bi-Annual Event Report, Presentations and Delegate List

4th Bi-Annual Event Report, Presentations and Delegate List

We are pleased to make available the report, presentations, delegate list and other supporting documentation from the 4th bi-annual summit of the Liveable Cities programme (Exploring our (inter)connected world).

You can​ download the following documents from this page:  

Future Events

Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

The 5th Liveable Cities bi-annual summit is to be held on the 28th...

Past Events

Aspire & Succeed, Lozells, Birmingham

On 19 February 2014, we were in the inner-city ward of Lozells & East Handsworth in Birmingham, holding the third...

The workshop will take place at the Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London and will begin at 9am with refreshments and breakfast available at...

Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU, 0207 402 4141

The 4th Liveable Cities bi-annual summit was held at the Hilton London Metropole...

Lancaster University

Call for Participation Lancaster Centre for Mobilities Research As part of celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster...

Sutton Four Oaks, Birmingham

The Wellbeing team at Lancaster held its first focus group in Sutton Four Oaks, Birmingham, on 17 July 2013. Claire Coulton,...

UCL, Room 2.10, Engineering Front Building (see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps?locationID=36)

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jim Bentley will be delivering a seminar on Auckland liveability...

Winterbourne House, Nicholson Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, http://www.venuebirmingham.com/meet/nicolson-building

A copy of the event report, presentations and the delegate list is available from this website in the...

The Royal Society, London

A copy of the post-event report is available from this website in the Research Updates section, by clicking here or upon...

A copy of the post-event report is available from this website in the Research Updates section, by clicking here or upon request to Joanne leach...