Liveable Cities

Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Global and Societal Wellbeing

Liveable Cities is an ambitious, five-year programme of research to develop a method of designing and engineering low-carbon, resource-secure, wellbeing enhanced UK cities.

This will be achieved via the development of a unique City Analysis Methodology (CAM) that will measure how cities operate and perform in terms of their people, environment and governance, taking account of wellbeing and resource security.

The CAM will be used to establish future visions of low-carbon, resource-secure, liveable UK cities from which the team will backcast to determine what needs to be done now to achieve these visions.

Using the CAM, the Liveable Cities team will develop realistic and radical engineering solutions for achieving the UK’s ambitious carbon reduction targets and will test them in three UK cities: Birmingham, Lancaster and Southampton.

Find out more on the Liveable Cities website.

Project Team

CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Design, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture
BoykoBoyko Christopher Boyko Urban Design and Behaviour, Internet of Things, Protest/Resistance, Town Planning, Urban Sustainability, Wellbeing
Distinguished Professor John Urry Distinguished Professor John Urry Co-Investigator, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University
CoultonCoulton Claire Coulton Liveable Cities and N8 Project Officer
Katerina Psarikidou Katerina Psarikidou Research Associate, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University
DunnDunn Nick Dunn Urban Design, Design Thinking, Design & Manufacturing, Mapping, Visualisation, Speculative Design, Future Cities

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Updates

Check out the Liveable Cities video archive!

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Check out the Liveable Cities video archive!

As a result of a 3-day Communication Symposium held in March 2017 in Lancaster, Liveable Cities has produced a series of informative videos. Please follow this link to the Liveable Cities official website, where we have all 37 videos available to watch, download and...More information

The Little Book of Wellbeing

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The Little Book of Wellbeing

 This little book tells you about research that we did as part of the Liveable Cities project, looking at wellbeing in neighbourhoods. We begin by describing wellbeing and how different people have tried measuring the concept. A research study is presented next, showing how two factors - urban...More information

How sharing can contribute to more sustainable cities

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How sharing can contribute to more sustainable cities

Recently, much of the literature on sharing in cities has focused on the sharing economy, in which people use online platforms to share underutilized assets in the marketplace. This view of sharing is too narrow for cities, as it neglects the myriad of ways, reasons, and scales in which citizens...More information

Festival of Art and The Future City

Festival of Art and The Future City

Nick Dunn invited as keynote speaker at international festival in Brussels.

What might the city look like at the end of the 21st century? In his first keynote presentation,'Futures Past: the art of imagining cities' Nick explored how cities look, feel and operate has long been (and...Read full update

The Little Book of Sharing in the City

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The Little Book of Sharing in the City

This little book tells you about research that we did as part of the Liveable Cities project, looking at sharing in cities. ...More information

Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops

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Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops

1st of November 2016, Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham City Council creating 'bottom-up' natural captial plan using design methods

The Liveable Cities team from Lancaster went to Birmingham on 2 November to facilitate two workshops on behalf of Birmingham City Council. The...Read full update

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