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

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

Advancing City Sustainability via Its Systems of Flows: The Urban Metabolism of Birmingham and Its Hinterland.

Cities are dependent on their hinterlands for their function and survival. They provide resources such as people, materials, water, food and energy as well as areas for waste disposal. Over the last 50 years, commerce and trade has become increasingly global with resources sourced from further afield often due to...

A Comparison of Energy Systems in Birmingham, UK, and Masdar City, an embryonic city in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Energy is a vital resource in modern life. With increasingly limited availability of traditional energy resources, e.g., oil, coal and nuclear, together with environmental concerns, there is raised awareness that energy needs to be both used more efficiently and generated in line with thinking on sustainability. Ready access to ‘clean’...

More Liveable Cities Presents... The Skype Sessions

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...

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...