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

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...

Measures to Assess Wellbeing in Low-Carbon-Dioxide Cities

Measures to Assess Wellbeing in Low-Carbon-Dioxide Cities

Policies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions often focus on the need to change existing behaviours and social practices as well as to provide technological advances in energy supply, waste, transport, industry and infrastructure. While fundamentally important to the mitigation of climate change, little is written about the impact that...

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.

City Analysis Methodology development update

City Analysis Methodology development update

Developing the 'lens framework' and local data collection methods.

A ‘lens framework’ for the CAM has been established, based upon the three pillars of sustainability plus governance. This reflects the UK Government’s approach to sustainability as well as drawing in contextual priorities identified in the literature review (built and natural environment,...

Summary Report from the Architects and Urbanists Future Visioning Workshop

Summary Report from the Architects and Urbanists Future Visioning Workshop

The Future Visioning Workshop brings together leading experts from the architecture and urbanism sectors to explore visions for architecture and urbanism 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...

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,...