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

The last LC Newsletter of 2015 is now available!

The last LC Newsletter of 2015 is now available!

LC News is full of interesting 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 October LC Newsletter is now available!

LC News is full of interesting 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...

Liveable Cities Presents... The Skype Sessions Continue

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...

The latest LC Newsletter is now available!

LC News is full of interesting 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...

Built environment audits begin in Lancaster

Built environment audits begin in Lancaster

Researchers are collecting data on the condition of built environment features within different neighbourhoods

This week, Christopher Boyko and Claire Coulton began auditing the built environment in two neighbourhoods in Lancaster as part of the RC2: Wellbeing Research Challenge. Using the State of Place app (a web 2.0 version of the Irvine-Minnesota...

Critical infrastructures and sharing: implications for UK centralised infrastructure systems

Paper to be delivered to International Symposia for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI) 2015

The above-named paper is to be delivered by Prof Chris Rogers at the 2015 meeting of the ISNGI in September 2015. The full paper will be made available via conference proceedings following the conference. You can find out...

The latest LC Newsletter is now available!

LC News is full of interesting 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...

Ecological connectivity research in urban areas

The successful movement of individuals is fundamental to life. Facilitating these movements by promoting ecological connectivity has become a central theme in ecology and conservation. Urban areas contain more than half of the world's human population, and their potential to support biodiversity and to connect their citizens to nature is...

The ecological impact of city lighting scenarios: exploring gap crossing thresholds for urban bats

As the global population urbanizes, dramatic changes are expected in city lighting and the urban form, which may threaten the functioning of urban ecosystems and the services they deliver. However, little is known about the ecological impact of lighting in different urban contexts. Movement is an important ecological process that...

Delivering a Multi-Functional and Resilient Urban Forest

Tree planting is widely advocated and applied in urban areas, with large-scale projects underway in cities globally. Numerous potential benefits are used to justify these planting campaigns. However, reports of poor tree survival raise questions about the ability of such projects to deliver on their promises over the long-term. Each...

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

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,...

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,...