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

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...

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/ ...

Past Events

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...

NOV
28
2014

6th Bi-annual Summit

The event report, presentations, delegate list and programme are available from this website in the Research Updates section, or upon request to Joanne Leach at...

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...