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

LC News: 15th April 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 Joanne Leach...

LC News: 1st April 2014

The latest edition of the LC Newsletter 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 Joanne...

LC News: 18th March 2014

The latest version 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...

Greening the Recovery

Greening the Recovery

The report of the UCL Green Economy Policy Commission

The UCL Green Economy Policy Commission (UCL GEPC) brought together a diverse group of academics with expertise in economics, the built environment, infrastructure finance, political science, innovation, and resource efficiency to consider how the UK can implement policies that will support...

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:  

Past 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...

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...