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

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 Workshop brings together and leading expert in transport and utilities 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 Mallik Prize for Best Paper

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

The paper has been made publicly available in perpetuity and can be downloaded by clicking on the following link. http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/full/10.1680/udap.13.00034 Full...

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...

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

Future Events

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

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/  

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,...