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

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...

Summary Report from the Ageing Population Future Visioning Workshop

Summary Report from the Ageing Population Future Visioning Workshop

  The Future Visioning Workshop brings together leading experts in issues of ageing to explore visions of future cities designed with older people in mind. 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...

LC News 3rd February 2015

The latest edition of LC News is now available

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration. You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting Joanne...

LC News 22nd January 2015

The latest edition of LC News is now available

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration. You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting Joanne...

LC News 8th January 2015

The latest edition of LC News is now available

Happy New Year to you all and welcome back to the Liveable Cities Newsletter.  This is the first edition of 2015.  If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues,...

LC News 9th December 2014

The latest, and last edition of 2014, is now available

If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items of interest that you wish to see included in future issues, please forward them to Joanne Leach (j.leach@bham.ac.uk) for consideration.   You can also join the LC News mailing list by contacting...

Focus groups begin in Lancaster!

Focus groups begin in Lancaster!

Three mobilities and wellbeing focus groups in Morecambe and Lancaster during the week of 1 December 2014.

Led by Dr. Katerina Psarikidou and assisted by Dr. Claire Coulton and Dr. Chris Boyko, 3 focus groups took place last week, with two in Heysham/Morecambe and one in Lancaster. Like the focus groups...

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

UCL, Room 2.10, Engineering Front Building (see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps?locationID=36)

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jim Bentley will be delivering a seminar on Auckland liveability...

Winterbourne House, Nicholson Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, http://www.venuebirmingham.com/meet/nicolson-building

A copy of the event report, presentations and the delegate list is available from this website in the...

The Royal Society, London

A copy of the post-event report is available from this website in the Research Updates section, by clicking here or upon...

A copy of the post-event report is available from this website in the Research Updates section, by clicking here or upon request to Joanne leach...