Transforming the
Engineering of
Cities for Global
and Societal
Wellbeing

Research Themes

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.

 

 

 

 

Research Updates

Liveable Cities Videos

As a result of a 3-day Communication Symposium held in March 2017 in Lancaster, Liveable Cities has produced a series of researcher videos.

City Analysis Research Videos Creating a virtual test bed for transformational engineering - Chris Bouch Smart Cities - Marianna Cavada Environmental impact of a meal - Valeria De Laurentiis How Economic Theory Shapes Infrastructure Investment -...

Proving Trials – A Set of Practical Implementation 'Case Studies'

Case Study No.1 - Natural Capital in Birmingham by Nick Grayson, Jonathan Sadler, James Hale, Martin Locret-Collet and Chris Bouch   Case Study No.2 - Energy, Transport and Waste in Birmingham: Building the Foundations for Tomorrow’s Engineering Strategies by Chris Bouch, Susan Lee, Joanne Leach, John Urry and Chris Rogers   Case Study No.3 - Rezoning Harnessing...

A Suite of Tools for City Process Engineering

Tool #1 - Liveable Cities Method Tool A method for making sustainable and resilient decisions in the face of future uncertainty by Joanne M Leach, Chris DF Rogers, Martin Locret-Collet, Nick Grayson, James D. Hale, Jonathan P Sadler, Susan E Lee, Christopher J Bouch, Marianna Cavada, Timea Nochta, Jonathan P Ward, Peter A...

The Little Book Series

Insight on Innovation for Cities - Design   The following books comprise the Liveable Cities Little Book Series. More titles will be added as they are published.   The Little Book of Car Free Cities by John Urry, Joanne Leach, Nick Dunn, Claire Coulton and the Liveable Cities Team   The Little Book of Circular Economy in cities by Giovani...

Future City Visions Workshop materials

The instructions for facilitators and printable materials to run your own future city visions workshops are now available.

Building scenarios is one way of making futures visible, and tangible, when dealing with complex issues.  As a starting point for this project, we wanted to involve various expert groups to create scenarios...

Cities Day at ISNGI 2017

Liveable Cities is excited to be involved in the forthcoming International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI)

This event will be held from the 11th – 13th September 2017 at One Great George Street, London. ISNGI 2017 will act as the formal launch of UKCRIC (UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and...

Liveable Cities presents at USAR 2017

We were excited to present the Liveable Cities Method at the 3rd International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR 2017).

This conference took place on the 13th and 14th of June 2017 in Bloomsbury, London and was hosted by UCL. Our conference paper was well received and has given rise to...

Most frequently downloaded paper: Do sustainability measures constrain urban design creativity?

Most frequently downloaded paper: Do sustainability measures constrain urban design creativity?

We are thrilled that our paper is currently the most frequently downloaded paper from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning!

If you missed it the first time around, it is free to download and read at the following website address. http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/udap.13.00034

Past Events

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BE

Date and timings: Wednesday 6th December 2017 1.00pm registration and lunch, 9.00pm event close   Venue: Auditorium Urban Innovation Centre 1 Sekforde...

THIS SKYPE SESSION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED   Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 12: “Re-shaping Finance for Infrastructure...

Room G31, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building (Y3 on Edgbaston Campus map), University of Birmigham

The University of Birmingham's Department of Civil Engineering is delighted to...

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 15: “Governance and the city: a new paradigm and modes...

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 14: “Re-thinking and reclaiming 'Citizens' for Future Cities” hosted by...