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

Mapping Lightscapes: Spatial Patterning of Artificial Lighting in an Urban Landscape

Artificial lighting is strongly associated with urbanisation and is increasing in its extent, brightness and spectral range. Changes in urban lighting have both positive and negative effects on city performance, yet little is known about how its character and magnitude vary across the urban landscape. A major barrier to related...

Habitat gaps and research gaps

Habitat gaps and research gaps

– shedding light on ecosystem services is cities.

When thinking about urban ecosystem services, the city’s trees are high on the list of habitats that contribute directly to human wellbeing.  They are the Swiss Army Knife of urban habitats – a multi-functional feature that needs to be understood, retained and...

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) or Audrey Nganwa (a.nganwa@bham.ac.uk).    Please email Audrey if you would like...

Seeking applicants for Senior Research Associate position on the Liveable Cities project

Interested in making cities more liveable? Have a background in urban design, architecture or design management? This job might be for you!

ImaginationLancaster seeks to appoint a Senior Research Associate to work on an EPSRC funded Liveable Cities project. The project is an ambitious programme of research to develop a method...

Our 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) or Claire Coulton (c.coulton2@lancaster.ac.uk).    Please email Claire if you would...

Do sustainability measures constrain creativity in urban design?

Do sustainability measures constrain creativity in urban design?

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), introduced in 2012, has as a key tenet a presumption in favour of sustainable development. Less noted is an aim, embodied in the Ministerial introduction, that planning should be a 'creative process'. The Framework requires that good design should contribute positively to making places...

PhD funding opportunity

A three year, fully-funded, PhD studentship on a cross disciplinary project - “Moving health and sustainability upstream into strategic urban development decision-making”

 

Our 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) or Claire Coulton (c.coulton2@lancaster.ac.uk).    Please email Claire if you would...

Future Vision Workshop - Education (summary report download)

Future Vision Workshop - Education (summary report download)

The Future Visioning Workshop brings together experts in education to explore visions for life in the future in cities. Through a combination of hands-on activities and open discussion, this 2-hour workshop enables deep, creating thinking in a short time. This is one of a number of sector specific events to establish...

Future Vision Workshop - IT Sector (summary report download)

Future Vision Workshop - IT Sector (summary report download)

The Future Visioning Workshop brings together leading experts from the IT sector to explore visions for the future in cities. Through a combination of hands-on activities and open discussion, this 2-hour workshop enables deep, creating thinking in a short time. This is one of a number of sector specific events to...

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

mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

After a very successful workshop in Lancaster earlier this year, the Sharing Cities team is going to...

Arup - 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BJ

This session, focused on Safer, Smarter and Sustainable Cities, is the latest in the 'City Leadership Initiative'...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR

Date and timings: 4th June 2015 10.00am registration, 10.30am event start, 3.15pm event close   Birmingham Venue: Birmingham Botanical Gardens (NOT Winterbourne...

Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

As part of the Liveable Cities project, the Lancaster University team are hosting a workshop on...

Friends Meeting House, Lancaster

Over 30 participants from Lancaster and Birmingham attended our workshop, looking at sharing in the city. We had our diverse group...