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

John Urry (1946-2016)

John Urry (1946-2016)

John Urry, Liveable Cities Co-Investigator leading the Radical Mobilities Team under the Wellbeing Research Theme, passed away on 18th March.

John’s academic career spanned nearly 5 decades, with early research interests in the sociology of power and revolution. His research delved into many aspects of social theory, but it was his...

Mobilizing the Urban Model for a more Liveable City

Mobilizing the Urban Model for a more Liveable City

The Liveable Cities team at Lancaster University recently sponsored UCL researcher, Dr Jamie O’Brien, to run a workshop at Lancaster University to learn more about the research he is undertaking in modelling urban movement patterns. Below, Jamie discusses this work and the results of the Lancaster workshop:

Movement is the...

The April 2016 LC Newsletter is available!

LC News offers a collection of articles, reports, books, events and information that help us to realise liveable cities.

If you have anything of interest that you feel should be included in the newsletter, please forward it to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) and Audrey Nganwa (a.nganwa@bham.ac.uk).   Please email Audrey if you would like to be...

The Sharing City Workshop Report

The Sharing City Workshop Report

The report from the two Sharing Cities workshops is finally available and ready to be downloaded. To allow you to explore the scenarios created by participants (rather than creating our own narrative), we decided to include some interactive visualisations. Because most tablets and mobile phones do not support the interactive features...

The first LC Newsletter of 2016 is now available!

The first LC Newsletter of 2016 is now available!

Read LC News for a listing of articles, reports, books, events and information that help us to realise liveable cities.

  If you have anything of interest that you feel should be included in the newsletter, please forward it to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) and Audrey Nganwa (a.nganwa@bham.ac.uk). Please email Audrey if you would...

Do smart cities realise their potential for lower carbon dioxide emissions? M Cavada, D V.L. Hunt, C D.F. Rogers

 Do smart cities realise their potential for lower carbon dioxide emissions? M Cavada, D V.L. Hunt, C D.F. Rogers

ICE - Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability Ahead of print SSN 1478-4629 | E-ISSN 1751-7680

http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jensu.15.00032   Abstract

The last LC Newsletter of 2015 is now available!

The last LC Newsletter of 2015 is now available!

LC News is full of interesting articles, reports, books, events and information that help us to realise liveable cities.

If you have anything of interest that you feel should be included in the newsletter, please forward it to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) and Audrey Nganwa (a.nganwa@bham.ac.uk). Please email Audrey if you would like to be...

The October LC Newsletter is now available!

LC News is full of interesting articles, reports, books, events and information that help us to realise liveable cities.

If you have anything of interest that you feel should be included in the newsletter, please forward it to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) and Audrey Nganwa (a.nganwa@bham.ac.uk). Please email Audrey if you would like...

Liveable Cities Presents... The Skype Sessions Continue

An opportunity to discuss research with Liveable Cities team members via Skype

Each month, a member of the Liveable Cities team will host a 1-hour Skype session on a topic of their choice. The sessions are a more informal way of chatting with team members about their work as well as the larger...

The latest LC Newsletter is now available!

LC News is full of interesting articles, reports, books, events and information that help us to realise liveable cities.

If you have anything of interest that you feel should be included in the newsletter, please forward it to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) and Audrey Nganwa (a.nganwa@bham.ac.uk). Please email Audrey if you would like...

Future Events

Birmingham

Date and timings: Thursday 9th June 2015 10.30am registration, 11.00am event start, 4.00pm event close   Venue: Edgbaston Stadium (aka Edgbaston Cricket Grounds) Birmingham B5 7QU http://www.edgbaston.com/info/travel/  

Sustainable Cycling Futures.  Lancaster University, 29-30 September 2016   Lancaster University and Centre for Mobilities Research are proud to host the 13th Cycling and Society Symposium, 12 years after...

Past Events

Skype

Back in Spring 2015, Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions held three successful sessions on topics, such as Determining City Performance, Complexity in Cities,...

Skype

Back in Spring 2015, Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions held three successful sessions on topics, such as Determining City Performance, Complexity in Cities,...

Skype

Back in Spring 2015, Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions held three successful sessions on topics, such as Determining City Performance, Complexity in Cities,...

Skype

Back in Spring 2015, Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions held three successful sessions on topics, such as Determining City Performance, Complexity in Cities,...

Skype

Back in Spring 2015, Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions held three successful sessions on topics, such as Determining City Performance, Complexity in Cities,...