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

Getting ready for open access data

Getting ready for open access data

It is exciting that there are now avenues for open access publishing of the data Liveable Cities is collecting (e.g., open data depositories and open data journals).

Open access data will allow rich datasets such as the CAM to be mined by other researchers beyond the scope of the Liveable...

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...

Sharing is caring, but can it also build resilience?

Sharing is caring, but can it also build resilience?

Dr Christopher Boyko considers whether the urban fabric of cities can encourage us to share more, and in doing so, create a more resilient society…   The blog post may be found here: http://www.arcc-network.org.uk/sharing-is-caring-but-can-it-also-build-resilience/ ...

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions

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...

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...

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

ImaginationLancaster

For those of you based in and/or interested in the North of England, on the 16th October the Cabinet Office’s Policy Lab are...

Houses of Parliament, Westminster

The University of Birmingham is currently running a Policy Commission on Future Urban Living, chaired by the Lord Shipley OBE, Government...

Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

The 5th Liveable Cities bi-annual summit was held on the 28th of May...

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...