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

Do sustainability measures constrain urban design creativity?

Do sustainability measures constrain urban design creativity?

New paper published in Proceedings of the ICE: Urban Design and Planning, by Joanne M. Leach, Christopher T. Boyko, Rachel F.D. Cooper, Anna Woodeson, Jim Eyre and Christopher D.F. Rogers.

Planners, architects, urban designers and other built environment professionals engage with a myriad of checkboxes, guidelines, requirements and specifications, all of...

LC News 22nd October 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...

Future Visioning Workshop - Transport and Utilities Sector - Summary Report

Future Visioning Workshop - Transport and Utilities Sector - Summary Report

The Future Visioning Workshop brings together and leading expert in transport and utilities to explore visions of sustainable, liveable future 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...

LC News 25th September 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...

Some reports from the Future Visioning Workshops

Some reports from the Future Visioning Workshops

The Future Visioning Workshop series brings together leading experts from different sectors to explore visions of 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. The aim of these sector specific events is to establish visions...

Professor Brian Collins Elected to Trustee Board of the Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy’s Fellowship Elected 10 Members to its Newly Formed Trustee Board

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15 September 2014, the Royal Academy of Engineering announced the members of its new Trustee Board. The Trustee Board of 13 Fellows was formed as part of the implementation of a...

LC News 11th September 2014

The latest edition of LC News is now available

Welcome back to LC News! After a long summer holiday, some illness and a hectic week doing built environment audits in the Nechells area of Birmingham, the latest edition of LC News is ready. If you have any news, articles, events, papers or items...

Birmingham case study research on wellbeing finished!

Birmingham case study research on wellbeing finished!

Liveable Cities researchers finish collecting data on condition of built environment features in neighbourhoods using app

Last week, Christopher Boyko and Claire Coulton completed their audit of the built environment within the last of four Birmingham neighbourhoods as part of the Wellbeing Research Challenge on the Liveable Cities project.

LC News: 27th July 2014

The latest Liveable Cities 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 or Claire...

LC News: 4th July 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...

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

Skype

Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions continues. To register your interest in this session, see details below.   Session 11: “Can we use school meals to raise a...

After a hiatus Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions is ready to return with what will hopefully be another successful series of Skype Sessions. To...

London

Date and timings: Thursday 8th December 2016 10.30am registration, 11.00am event start, 3.30pm event close   Venue: Large Common Room William Goodenough House Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AN   Website: Goodenough College  

Skype

After a hiatus Liveable Cities presents... The Skype Sessions is ready to return with what will hopefully be another successful series of Skype Sessions....

Sustainable Cycling Futures.  Lancaster University, 29-30 September 2016   Lancaster University and Centre for Mobilities Research are proud to host the 13th Cycling and Society Symposium, 12 years after...