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

6th Bi-Annual Summit report, presentations, delegate list and programme

We are pleased to make available the report, presentations, delegate list and programme from the 6th bi-annual summit of the Liveable Cities programme. This event was held on the 28th of November 2014.

You can​ download the following documents from this page: Event report Presentation: Introduction Presentation: Phase Two Presentation: Wrap Up Delegate list Programme for the...

Our latest LC Newsletter is now available

LC News 13th April 2015, 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...

CAM survey development

CAM survey development

Measuring performance at the sub-city/neighbourhood level

The City Analysis Methodology (CAM) metrics are intended to describe city performance with regard to resource security, low-carbon living and wellbeing. Over the course of the research programme, it has became clear that measuring the performance at the sub-city level is particularly useful for city...

£138 million investment for UK infrastructure research

Professor Brian Collins led a team to secure up to £138 million of funding towards the UK Collaboration for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), subject to a satisfactory business case and the provision of substantial co-funding.

The proposed research stems from a need for UK national and local infrastructure (such...

LC News 19th March 2015

The latest fortnightly LC News is now available

Full of interesting articles, reports, events, conferences and calls, LC News is distributed twice monthly.   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).    If you would...

Research Fellow position: urban metabolism and material & energy flows

An exciting opportunity to work on the EPSRC-funded research project Liveable Cities, a multi-disciplinary project combining researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including social science, engineering, environmental science and urban studies.

Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator (Professor Chris Rogers), the research fellow will focus on urban metabolism (i.e. the...

First PhD cohort meeting is a success!

First PhD cohort meeting is a success!

PhD students meet in Lancaster to meet and talk about doing theses within the Liveable Cities programme grant

Liveable Cities PhD students got together at Lancaster University on 11 March 2015 for an afternoon to meet as a cohort for the first time and to discuss issues pertaining to undertaking a...

The latest LC News is now available

Our fortnightly newsletter, full of interesting articles, reports, conferences and events, is now available

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).  If you would like to join the mailing list, please email Claire.

PhD Studentships in Sustainability and Resilience Infrastructures for the Future

The University of Birmingham is offering a number of fully-funded PhD places in urban sustainability, resilience, infrastructures and futures

Cities, ever dynamic and every one unique, are projected to undergo unprecedented change due to a combination of global and local challenges associated with population growth, demographic changes, increasing urbanisation, patterns...

Birmingham Fellowships in Sustainability and Resilience of Future Cities

The University of Birmingham is recruiting for a research fellow in Sustainability and Resilience of Future Cities

Cities, ever dynamic and every one unique, are projected to undergo unprecedented change due to a combination of global and local challenges associated with population growth, demographic changes, increasing urbanisation, patterns of migration, differential...

Future Events

THIS SKYPE SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED, DATE TBD.   Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 12: “Re-shaping Finance...

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...

Birmingham

Date and timings: Wednesday 21st June 2017 10.30am registration, 11.00am event start, 3.30pm event close   Venue: Birmingham, TBD   If you are interested in attending, please contact Amy Beierholm (a.k.beierholm@bham.ac.uk) Tel:...

Past Events

Aspire & Succeed, Lozells, Birmingham

On 19 February 2014, we were in the inner-city ward of Lozells & East Handsworth in Birmingham, holding the third...

The workshop will take place at the Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London and will begin at 9am with refreshments and breakfast available at...

Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU, 0207 402 4141

The 4th Liveable Cities bi-annual summit was held at the Hilton London Metropole...

Lancaster University

Call for Participation Lancaster Centre for Mobilities Research As part of celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster...

Sutton Four Oaks, Birmingham

The Wellbeing team at Lancaster held its first focus group in Sutton Four Oaks, Birmingham, on 17 July 2013. Claire Coulton,...