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

Third mobilities and wellbeing focus group in Birmingham completed!

Third mobilities and wellbeing focus group in Birmingham completed!

Lozells lads tell us how they move about their neighbourhood and city

On 19 February 2014, we were in the inner-city ward of Lozells & East Handsworth in Birmingham, holding the third of our focus groups about mobilities and wellbeing. Over a 2-hour period, we had the 9 participants -- all...

LC News: 20th February 2014

The latest LC News is now available.

Please continue to send any items of interest to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Claire Coulton (c.coulton2@lancaster.ac.uk)

LC News: 30th January 2014

The latest edition of LC News is now available.

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.   You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting...

Video: Introduction to Liveable Cities

Video: Introduction to Liveable Cities

Everything you wanted to know about Liveable Cities in 5 minutes and 24 seconds!

This video is the first of a short series about the Liveable Cities programme of research.   Click here to watch the video. It is also available via our you tube channel by clicking here.   

LC News: 16th January 2014

Please find attached the latest news, events and items of interest for realising liveable cities.

This is the second Liveable Cities Newsletter that we have made available via our website.  We hope to make them available twice a month. They consist of news, articles, papers, events and other items of...

4th Bi-Annual Event Report, Presentations and Delegate List

4th Bi-Annual Event Report, Presentations and Delegate List

We are pleased to make available the report, presentations, delegate list and other supporting documentation from the 4th bi-annual summit of the Liveable Cities programme (Exploring our (inter)connected world).

You can​ download the following documents from this page:  

LC News: 17 December 2013

Please find attached the latest news, events and items of interest for realising liveable cities.

For some months now Liveable Cities has been compiling on a semi-regular basis news, articles, papers, events and other items of interest that are related to realising liveable cities.   We have decided to share this information...

Professor Brian Collins at INCOSE 2013

Professor Brian Collins at INCOSE 2013

This lecture was recorded at INCOSE 2013 in Philadelphia PA, USA

Professor Brian Collins talks about Systems Engineering from his viewpoint as a professor of Engineering Policy and former scientific advisor to the UK Government, including transport projects, bio mass and the aviation nightmares caused by the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. Professor...

Helene Joffe, this year’s Lloyd’s Science of Risk winner

Helene Joffe, this year’s Lloyd’s Science of Risk winner

This year’s Lloyd’s Science of Risk winner revealed some fascinating “fatalistic” attitudes to earthquake risk.

The prestigious Science of Risk prize received some excellent submissions from a line-up of esteemed academics in 2013. Amongst them was a lead convening author for the fifth IPCC impact report, Professor Neil Adger, a runner-up...

Built environment audits started!

Built environment audits started!

Researchers collecting data on condition of built environment features of neighbourhoods

This week, Christopher Boyko and Claire Coulton began auditing the built environment within one neighbourhood of Birmingham as part of the RC2: Wellbeing Research Challenge. Armed with the Irvine-Minnesota Inventory 2.0 -- an app comprising 70-items that ask raters to assess...

Future Events

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...

Past Events

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...

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 13: “Mobility as a Service – could this transform...

Skype

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 11: “Can we use school meals to raise a...