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

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...

LC News 23rd November 2014

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...

Food Security Challenges: Influences of an Energy/Water/Food Nexus

Open access paper in the Proceedings of the 4th World Sustainability Forum, by Valeria De Laurentiis, Dexter V. L. Hunt and Christopher D.F. Rogers.

The food/water/energy nexus is the study of the interactions and connections between these three resources, the synergies and tradeoffs that arise from the way they are...

Food Security Challenges: Influences of an Energy/Water/Food Nexus

The food/water/energy nexus is the study of the interactions and connections between these three resources, the synergies and tradeoffs that arise from the way they are managed, and the potential areas of conflict. The core of nexus thinking is that no good results can be achieved from considering these resources...

Past Events

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BE

Date and timings: Wednesday 6th December 2017 1.00pm registration and lunch, 9.00pm event close   Venue: Auditorium Urban Innovation Centre 1 Sekforde...

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...

Room G31, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building (Y3 on Edgbaston Campus map), University of Birmigham

The University of Birmingham's Department of Civil Engineering is delighted to...

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 15: “Governance and the city: a new paradigm and modes...

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 14: “Re-thinking and reclaiming 'Citizens' for Future Cities” hosted by...