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 facilitates important Birmingham workshops

Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops

Birmingham City Council creating 'bottom-up' natural captial plan using design methods

The Lancaster team went to Birmingham on 2 November to facilitate two workshops on behalf of Birmingham City Council. The Council is beginning the long process of developing a 25-year natural capital plan for the city, and wanted to involve...

September 2016 LC Newsletter

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

If you have anything relevant of interest that you would like to see 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...

Urban Living Birmingham project awarded

Urban Living Birmingham project awarded

There is a critical need in Birmingham for innovation in developing integrated and city-wide solutions that cut across existing policy silos and have the potential to transform the city into a prosperous, healthy and vibrant living place.

As the largest UK city outside London, with one of the most diverse and...

July 2016 LC Newsletter

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

If you have anything relevant of interest that you would like to see 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...

Policy Commission on Future Urban Living

The Future Urban Living Policy Commission took evidence from a wide range of leading thinkers on cities from the UK and elsewhere, drawing from it ideas that might inform the way that we live, work and play in the cities and towns of the future. It then tested these ideas...

Future Visioning Workshops - All the reports

Future Visioning Workshops - All the reports

The Future Visioning Workshops bring together and leading expert in various professional sectors to explore visions of sustainable, liveable future cities. Through a combination of hands-on activities and open discussion, this 2-hour workshop enables deep, creating thinking in a short time.   The zip file contains the full collection of reports from...

Reed and Mallik Prize for Best Paper

Reed and Mallik Prize for Best Paper

The paper 'Do Sustainability Measures Constrain Urban Design Creativity?' has won the Reed and Mallik Prize for the best paper published in the Proceedings of the ICE: Urban Design and Planning in 2015.

The authors were each presented with a medal at the annual Institution of Civil Engineers awards event, London. The...

Read the May 2016 LC Newsletter

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

If you have anything relevant of interest that you would like to see 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...

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...

Future Events

London

Date and timings: Thursday 8th December 2016 10.30am registration, 11.00am event start, 3.30pm event close   Venue: Large Common Room William Goodenough House Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AN   Website: Goodenough College  

After a hiatus Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions is ready to return with what will hopefully be another successful series of Skype Sessions. To...

Birmingham

Date and timings: Thursday 22nd June 2017 10.30am registration, 11.00am event start, 3.30pm event close   Venue: Birmingham, TBD   If you are interested in attending, please contact Amy Beierholm (a.k.beierholm@bham.ac.uk)...

Past Events

Skype

After a hiatus Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions is ready to return with what will hopefully be another successful series of Skype Sessions....

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...

Birmingham

Date and timings: Thursday 9th June 2016 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/  

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,...