SUSTAINABLE REGENERATION: FROM EVIDENCE-BASED URBAN FUTURES TO IMPLEMENTATION

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Civil Engineering

Abstract

The first phase of the SUE Programme has focused necessarily on the present, assessing current solutions and their application in the near future, thus providing a strong empirical base on which to build. There now exist both the need and a sufficient body of work to extrapolate the findings to establish and test alternative urban futures: to create a variety of scenarios, building on prior and new work, and predicated on different fundamental assumptions and priorities; to assess those scenarios in terms of design, engineering implementation and measurement of performance; to refine them, in terms of mitigation and adaptation measures, incorporating novel solutions; and ultimately to provide alternative solutions with an associated evidence base and strategies for their implementation. This bid seeks to integrate the outputs of three current SUE consortia (Birmingham Eastside, VivaCity 2020 and WaND) and complementary research on the use of trees to mitigate the effects of atmospheric pollution. The team will work across disciplines to envision and establish alternative futures (using extensive literature on this subject and prior WaND consortium work) and construct scenarios that might flow from each alternative future. The various work packages will then focus on testing specific dimensions of each alternative future vis a vis their design, implementation and performance in the context of case history sites. Each project will engage an expert panel of influential stakeholders who will meet six-monthly to test and help shape new ideas, the chairs of each of the expert panels forming the higher level project steering committee. Panel consultation will be followed by interviews of stakeholders on motivations and the decision-making process, and specific empirical research and modelling. The following high level questions will be addressed via this process: - How does the ab initio conceptualization of sustainability influence design outcomes (e.g. form, density)? How would outcomes change if urban renewal were predicated on either environmental or social or economic overriding drivers? - How does development impact on its environs, and vice versa (e.g. is a 'sustainable' site good for the city / region / country and, if so, in what ways?) and is there an optimum development size to yield optimally sustainable outcomes? - Push versus pull to achieve sustainable outcomes. Much of what is done is thought good (for individuals, society, the environment), what might be wanted (push). Thus decisions are made and people must decide whether or not to take ownership. Might more sustainable outcomes follow if those who must take ownership dictate what is created (pull)? Birmingham Eastside will be used both to develop sustainability ideas and to test them on sites at various stages of planning and development (the research team has unparalleled access via its partnerships with key stakeholders involved in Eastside). Lancaster (with Morecambe, population 96k) and Worcester (94k) will be used to test the outcomes at the scale of smaller urban areas (e.g. market towns) but no attempt will be made to build comprehensive databases as at Eastside. Several other UK and international urban areas (including Sao Paulo, Singapore and an urban area in India) will be used to test a sub-set of the project's findings to assess the transferability of the scenarios to a variety of contexts and thus their general applicability.

Organisations

Publications


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A Atkinson (Co-Author) (2013) Reliability Indicators for Water Distribution System Design: A Comparison in Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Barnes MJ (2014) Spatially-varying surface roughness and ground-level air quality in an operational dispersion model. in Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)
Boyko C (2011) Clarifying and re-conceptualising density in Progress in Planning
Boyko C (2012) High dwelling density as sustainability solution in Lancaster in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability
 
Description Primary overarching outcomes:

The five-step Urban Futures Method tests the future performance of urban development and regeneration-related 'sustainability solutions' - actions taken today in the name of sustainability - in a series of possible future scenarios. If a proposed solution delivers a positive legacy, regardless of the future against which it is tested, then it can be adopted with confidence. The Method is supported by a web-based Interactive Tool available at http://www.urban-futures.org.



Primary research area outcomes:



High built density has a negative impact on urban bats, but this can be offset for at least one species by well-connected tree networks. Artificial lighting can undermine this connectivity, reducing movement across large gaps. Resilient bat habitats, their connectivity and the built density of the surrounding area must be monitored and managed in perpetuity.



Street canyons (narrow streets surrounded by high buildings) trap air pollution from traffic at street level. Judiciously-placed vegetation, especially 'green walls' in street canyons, can substantially improve urban air quality but street trees can make street-level air quality worse by reducing mixing of air. Intelligent siting and planting of vegetation must be central to urban air quality strategies.



The rate and type of urban development has major implications for water infrastructure with compact urban development providing the best balance of cost, water quality and network resilience. The use of a diverse range of water management options can improve and increase overall system resilience in the face of an uncertain future. Extreme conditions require adaptable and flexible infrastructure with multistage design and operational strategies.



Considering future technologies and consumer behaviour alongside policy ensures future resilience of water and energy solutions, and makes clear the impact on waste streams. The complex relationship between what is built above and below ground, and how it is impacted by natural and human interaction has required new quantitative models to be developed. Pipe number and location affect the long-term cost of locating utilities within Multi Utility Tunnels.



Choosing energy components and systems that are low maintenance helps ensure future resilience. Knowledge of the correct use of solutions must be provided to current and future residents and workers. Regulation is needed to prevent future overshadowing of buildings designed to maximise solar access.



Density is more than just the number of dwellings and people in an area. The impact of different densities on urban design and development projects must be explicitly considered by the key decisionmakers early in the process. Informed decisions require both 'hard' data (eg, numerical density standards) and 'soft' data (eg, context, local knowledge and best practice). Urban designers and developers need contextually-relevant, standardised figures for low, medium and high dwelling density.



Building owners, occupiers and investors determine the sustainability agenda for development. Integrating sustainability into business models may provide competitive advantage. Local economic context determines whether innovative sustainable technologies are incorporated.



Build in flexibility to accommodate future socio-demographic changes. Engaging the local community early and often will help ensure facilities and amenities are used. Alternative models of governance may increase resilience to future changes.
Exploitation Route The Urban Futures Method is designed to assist anyone involved in making strategic or detail-level decisions about investing in plans or projects related to urban development and regeneration, including community led projects, regeneration proposals, and strategic development plans and projects. Such decision-makers include communities, professionals, funders and local authorities.



The Urban Futures Method can be used throughout the lifetime of an urban development and regeneration project to assess the resilience of the sustainability solutions being put in place: from pre-feasibility, through design and build, to use, maintenance and renewal. The Method can also be used to assess the resilience of policies and regeneration programmes as well as to test the resilience of sustainability solutions that are already in place and functioning. The resilience of a sustainability solution should be considered as early as possible in a project so all perspectives can be investigated and so alternatives are not locked out. However, this should not prevent users from applying the Method at all relevant stages of a redevelopment.



A strength of the Urban Futures Method is that it can be used to assess the resilience of sustainability solutions at all scales: from the planting of an individual street tree, to building systems such as appliances or water systems, to a mixed use policy implemented at a regional or national scale.



The Urban Futures Method is primarily for use when the stakeholders involved in implementing a sustainability solution (or solutions) consult together to make decisions as part of the redevelopment process. The greatest value comes when there is an opportunity for all partners involved to exchange knowledge and ideas and to create better solutions based upon their combined knowledge. Depending on the project, these stakeholders might include the client, community, development agencies, funding bodies, the project team, supply chain members and various specialists. This consultation is likely to include meetings, telephone calls and emails, but the Method can also be used in a workshop setting. A workshop can take several forms depending upon the complexity of the project and may include stepping through the Method, or focus upon key aspects (for example, identifying the necessary conditions for a given solution or set of solutions).



An interactive tool has been developed to help the user analyse the robustness of sustainability solutions. This is available at www.urban-futures.org. The Tool has been developed using four UK-based scenarios and is thus applicable to sustainability solutions being implemented in the UK. However, the user can add alternative scenarios or additional aspects to the existing scenarios and in this way can tailor the tool to any context. The Urban Futures Method, Interactive Tool and the outcomes from the project's eight research areas can easily be incorporated into Master's programmes. Designing Resilient Cities: a Guide to Good Practice, which describes in detail the Method and Tool, provides the basis for non-academic use (see below) but also provides the foundations for focussed Masters level learning, most beneficially as an intensive, focussed course.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Energy,Environment,Transport,Other
URL http://www.urban-futures.org
 
Description As PI, I have delivered presentations on the Urban Futures methodology to very many practitioners, and I continue to do so. I get an enthusiastic response and often statements that practitioners are going to think differently as a result.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Retail,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services
 
Description Independent Infrastructure Review led by Sir John Armitt
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Independent Infrastructure Review led by Sir John Armitt
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Independent Infrastructure Review led by Sir John Armitt
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Guideline Title Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health (Evidence review 1)
Description NICE recommendations on air quality
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-phg92
 
Description Assessing the Underworld
Amount £3,782,838 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K021699/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2013 
End 05/2017
 
Description Birmingham Policy Commission
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2013 
End 07/2014
 
Description CH2M HILL / University of Birmingham KTS
Amount £52,444 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H500294/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2012
 
Description EPSRC - Mapping Artificial Lightscapes: high resolution solutions to artificial light pollution in cities
Amount £99,092 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I035129/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2011 
End 03/2013
 
Description EPSRC - RESILIENCE THROUGH INNOVATION: CRITICAL LOCAL TRANSPORT AND UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE
Amount £202,743 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I016163/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2010 
End 04/2012
 
Description EPSRC - Transforming the Engineering of Cities to Deliver Societal and Planetary Wellbeing
Amount £6,244,233 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J017698/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2012 
End 04/2017
 
Description SUE Research Dialogues
Amount £53,907 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H002235/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 06/2010
 
Description The Effect of the Physical Environment on Mental Wellbeing
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Foresight Group 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description University of Birmingham
Amount £46,736 (GBP)
Funding ID 14764 
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description University of Birmingham
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description iBUILD
Amount £3,567,862 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K012398/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2013 
End 07/2017
 
Description Distinctly Birmingham: Birmingham's European and International Strategy 
Organisation Birmingham City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Professor Chris Rogers contributed written comments to a Birmingham City Council workshop to develop Distinctly Birmingham: Birmingham's European and International Strategy held on 7th March 2013 in Birmingham.
Collaborator Contribution Held workshop Distinctly Birmingham: Birmingham's European and International Strategy held on 7th March 2013 in Birmingham.
Impact Impact policy
Start Year 2013
 
Description Institution of Civil Engineers Futures Group 
Organisation Institution of Civil Engineers
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Chris Rogers was invited to join a Futures Group formed by the Institution of Civil Engineers to advise the Government (i.e. the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) by contributing to the Development of the Government Industrial Strategy for Construction, attending workshops on 11th March 2013 and 12th April 2013. The Futures Group was charged with creating a compelling and challenging vision from 2025 to 2050 and beyond.
Collaborator Contribution Formed a Futures Group to advise the Dept for Business Innovation and Skills.
Impact Informed policy.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Study tour of the UK organised by UKWIR 
Organisation UK Water Industry Research Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Professor Chris Rogers hosted Jeya Rajalingham (Principal Engineer, Water & Recycled Assets, Sydney Water) on 29th April 2014. He described, and sought to develop links with Sydney water and Australian research more generally for the following research projects and programmes: Liveable Cities, iBUILD, Mapping the Underworld, Assessing the Underworld, GG-TOP, and Urban Futures.
Collaborator Contribution This event was a part of a study tour of the UK organised by UKWIR.
Impact Developed links with Sydney Water and Australian research more generally for the following research projects and programmes: Liveable Cities, iBUILD, Mapping the Underworld, Assessing the Underworld, GG-TOP, and Urban Futures. Influenced thinking on public service provision.
Start Year 2014
 
Title Tool to assess building energy performance 
Description Excel-based tool to assess building energy performance through Futures Analysis 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact tbc 
 
Title Urban Futures Energy, Water and AQ Tool 
Description A software tool for decision-making at the site or neighbourhood scale on interventions related to energy, water and air quality. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2009 
Impact tbc 
 
Title Urban Futures Tool 
Description Urban Futures Interactive Tool (web-based tool taking users through the five-step Urban Futures Method). Available at www.urban-futures.org 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact tbc 
URL http://www.urban-futures.org
 
Description "Linking up Infrastructure and Smart Transport Systems" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers' presentation to the Speciality Session on Future Cities at Utility Week Live shared knowledge from various ERSRC funded programmes: Liveable Cities, Urban Futures, Assessing the Underworld and iBUILD.

Enhanced engagement and knowledge sharing amongst peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ICIF Infrastructure Grand Challenges: Exhibition and Networking Forum at a world café event of rolling conversations on ICIF's four primary themes. London, on 21st February. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Rogers attended the ICIF Infrastructure Grand Challenges: Exhibition and Networking Forum. At the Institution of Civil Engineers, during which he represented the Urban Futures, Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Urban Living Birmingham projects, by feeding the learning into a world café event of rolling conversations on ICIF's four primary themes. London, on 21st February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Arup organised Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation on Urban Futures, University of Birmingham and sustainability.

It sparked further discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Australian water professionals visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers hosted Australian water professionals and presented about Urban Futures at a SWITCH event held at the University of Birmingham on 30th April 2009.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description BEST Show - Tomorrow's World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stands and presentation of Urban Futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Birmingham Green Commission Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers and Joanne Leach were invited to present Liveable Cities and Urban Futures at the Birmingham City Council's Green Commission meeting held at the University of Birmingham on the 8 May 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description British Geological Survey lunchtime talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact It sparked further discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description CIRIA and MBE KTN - Showcase of Infrastructure Systems Research & Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact tbc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Chair of the Innovation and Research Expert Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was invited in 2011 to be Chair of the Innovation and Research Expert Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The Terms of Reference included shaping the research agenda in cognate disciplines and his experience of EPSRC's Sustainable Urban Environments programme, in particular, was germane to this activity. Awarding Body - Institution of Civil Engineers, Name of Scheme - Innovation and Research Expert Panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Chinese Delegation Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers hosted a Chinese Delegation from the Beijing Urban Construction Group Company Ltd. on the 22nd of September 2010, delivering as part of this a presentation on Urban Futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description City Living - A View From Below (Headstart) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled City Living - A View From Below to a Headstart Conference, University of Birmingham on 19th July 2011. He summarised the findings from Urban Futures and Mapping the Underworld.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description City Living - A View from Below 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Rogers CDF (2012). City Living - A View from Below. STEM Grand Challenges Workshop, University of Birmingham on 5th August 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Costing the Earth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio 4 - discussion of Urban Futures, street canyons and pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Digbeth Summit: Keeping Digbeth Different 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Urban Futures sponsorship of event: 75+ attendees

Key issues: HS2; Enterprise Zone , resilient neighbourhoods

The two keynote speakers:
- Mark Barrow, Strategic Director at Birmingham City Council: responsibility for the implementation of the Enterprise Zone
- Shabana Mahmood MP: Nechells MP holds the portfolio for Higher Education in the Shadow Cabinet.

Facilitated discussion group around resilient neighbourhoods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Ecobuild 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joanne Leach and Chris Boyko presented the Urban Futures Method as part of the "Designing the Resilient City" session at Ecobuild 2013 (6 March 2013) at Excel, London. The session was chaired by retired architect Anthony Whitehead and included presentations from Helen Pineo, BREEAM Communities Manager, and Carol Somper, Head of Carbon Management & Sustainability, Temple Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ecobuild 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Resilient Infrastructure - Designing the Underworld" to Ecobuild 2014, ExCel, London, 5th March 2014. He also chaired a session entitled "Delivering Integrated, Resilient Green and Grey Infrastructure - Strategies for Success" as part of the Future Cities Seminar Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Exploring the Underworld - A Hidden World of Opportunity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled Exploring the Underworld - A Hidden World of Opportunity to the Midland Geotechnical Society, at the University of Birmingham on 4th February 2013. He summarised the findings from Mapping the Underworld, presented the findings on underground space usage deriving from Urban Futures and on local infrastructure resilience from the C.D.F.A Critical Local Infrastructures project, presented the initial findings from Liveable Cities, and presented the case for a new research programme entitled Assessing the Underworld. Presentation to the Midlands Geotechnical Society, Birmingham on 4th February 2013, attended by 60 professional geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Future Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers authored an article entitled Future Cities for the University of Birmingham College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Newsletter summarising the outcomes from Urban Futures and describing the Liveable Cities programme grant. June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2013
 
Description Future Infrastructure Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers became a core member of the Future Infrastructure Forum, thus representing all of the relevant EPSRC-funded projects with which he is involved (Mapping the Underworld, Urban Futures, Critical Local Transport and Utility Infrastructures, Liveable Cities, and Assessing the Underworld). He attended all five fora on 26th and 27th September 2011, 17th and 18th January 2012, 17th and 18th April 2012, 5th and 6th September 2012, and 27th and 28th March 2013. He is a member of a small team organising a meeting of the core members to advance the research agenda. . Awarding Body - Future Infrastructure Forum, Name of Scheme - Future Infrastructure Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Future Visions of Sustainability and Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled 'Future Visions of Sustainability and Resilience' to the Birmingham Science City Low-Carbon Working Group on 19th March 2013 in Birmingham. He summarised the findings from Urban Futures and outlined the research being conducted in Liveable Cities and iBUILD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ground Up Magazine Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was interviewed by a Paul Kilby of the European Ground Source Heat Pump Association (EGSHPA) for an article in Ground Up magazine on 17th August 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description How Urban Futures Influenced the Design Decisions of Cities around the World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ISSUES Project. How Urban Futures Influenced the Design Decisions of Cities around the World. Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, 2011. See http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/media/ISSUES%20Outputs/BS%20Success%201/urban%20futures.pdf for further details.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/media/ISSUES%20Outputs/BS%20Success%201/urban%20future...
 
Description Importance of Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Leaders slot, The Guardian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Institution of Civil Engineers Future Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers chairs the Future Group of the Institution of Civil Engineers, which advises the Institution and its membership on how to deal with future thinking, designing and planning. This delivers impact directly from Urban Futures and Liveable Cities. . Awarding Body - Institution of Civil Engineers, Name of Scheme - Future Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Integrated Assessment Modelling Discussion Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was an invited panel member for a Panel Discussion Session entitled "Integrated Assessment Modelling" as part of Urban Integration 2014, Sheffield City Hall, 6th March 2014 at which he presented the findings from Urban Futures and Critical Local Infrastructures projects, and the emerging findings from Liveable Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), Cities Theme, 28th June 2016, Cambridge, UK. Professor Chris Rogers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk based on my strong research record in future cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Joanne Leach. Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. 20 Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Joanne Leach presented emerging outcomes from Liveable Cities, Designing Resilient Cities (Urban Futures) and Urban Living Birmingham to ~20 staff of the Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India on the 20 January 2017. The purpose was to further the knowledge sharing activities begun in late 2016 and shape a project in preparation for forthcoming GCRF funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote Paper to Re-Engineering Our Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers presented the Keynote Paper to the Re-Engineering Our Cities Conference, Coventry University, 14th September 2016, entitled "Re-Engineering Future Sustainable, Resilient and Liveable Cities". It described the outcomes of the Urban Futures and Liveable Cities ESPRC funded programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/re-engineering-our-cities-coventry
 
Description Lancaster AS Geography class 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Class on sustainability and futures thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Larci Legacy Consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on SUE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Lecture: First Year Civil Engineering undergraduate students UoB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Joanne Leach delivered a one-hour lecture to the First Year Civil Engineering undergraduate students at the University of Birmingham entitled Sustainable Urban Development on 31st January 2013. She summarised the findings from Birmingham Eastside and Urban Futures. She set an exercise for the students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Lecture: Third Year Civil Engineering undergraduate students 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a two-hour lecture to the Third Year Civil Engineering undergraduate students at the University of Birmingham entitled Sustainable Utility Infrastructure via Multi-Utility Tunnels on 19th March 2013. He summarised the findings from Birmingham Eastside, Urban Futures and Mapping the Underworld.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Lectures: Third Year Civil Engineering undergraduate students UoB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact First Years 21st March. Professor Chris Rogers and Joanne Leach delivered a two-hour lecture to the Third Year Civil Engineering undergraduate students at the University of Birmingham entitled Sustainable Utility Infrastructure via Multi-Utility Tunnels on 19th March 2013. He summarised the findings from Birmingham Eastside, Urban Futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Making sure that urban development remains sustainable - whatever the future brings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PIPA network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Making sure that urban development remains sustainable - whatever the future brings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LGA FIRST newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Malaysian Board of Surveyors Delegation Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers hosted a Malaysian delegation (the Board of Surveyors in Malaysia) visit to the University of Birmingham on 5-6 July 2011 for a two-day technical visit. He presented the work of Urban Futures to the delegation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Newcastle University Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Future Proofing our Urban Design Decisions - the Urban Futures Methodology", Newcastle University, 8th January 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Op-ed (Action on Air Quality: does the government get it?) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Editorial in the online _Birmingham Brief_ site, commenting on the UK government response to the Action on Air Quality report of its Environmental Audit Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/thebirminghambrief/items/2015/03/air-quality-05-03-15.aspx
 
Description Op-ed (Trees and Air Quality) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An editorial article for the online magazine _The Conversation_, providing an explanation of why recent academic research articles appear contradictory, attributing positive or negative influences of trees on urban air quality. The article was subsequently translated into French for the francophone version of the same magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/do-trees-really-help-clear-the-air-in-our-cities-48202
 
Description Original Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview with Chris Rogers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description People Space Movement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Futures stand.

Chris Rogers and Joanne Leach attended the People Space Movement event on the 22nd of March 2010 in Coventry, including displaying a small stand about the project and making a number of useful contacts. The project has been invited to participate in the 2011 event and a meeting was held with the organiser, BCSD, to identify other synergies. http://www.bcsd-uk.co.uk/PeopleSpaceMovement/tabid/168/Default.aspx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Pipelines Industy Guild 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation entitled "Resources, Waste and Future Cities" to a delegation from Turkey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Resources, Waste and Future Cities" to a delegation of 20 practitioners and academics from Turkey, plus 6 UK practitioners, attending an international training and practice workshop on Industrial Symbiosis, on 20th February 2017 in Birmingham during which he described the Urban Futures, Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Urban Living Birmingham Diagnosis methodologies. He also engaged in an all-day workshop discussion on barriers to implementation of industrial symbiosis in cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to LETCP (Low Carbon Towns and Cities Programme) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rob MacKenzie and Joanne Leach were invited to present the Urban Futues method to a board meeting of the LETCP (Low Carbon Towns and Cities Programme) in Birmingham on the 8th of January 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation to Midland's Healthy Development Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Boyko and Joanne Leach presented the Urban Futures Method to a meeting of the Midland's Healthy Development Group at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. 17 September 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation to Untangling the Infrastructure Web 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers presented a talk entitled "Infrastructure Research: From Future Liveable Cities via Foresight to Assessing the Underworld" to a CIRIA Conference and Workshop entitled Untangling the Infrastrcuture Web
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to practioners at the Institute of Air Quality Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to practioners at the Institute of Air Quality Management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation to the 2013 AGM of the East Midlands Branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Tackling Congestion Beneath Our Streets - BIM for the Underworld?" to the AGM of the East Midlands Branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Kegworth, Nottingham on 18th September 2013. He summarised the findings from Mapping the Underworld and described the futures methodology deriving from Urban Futures, and presented the thinking emerging from Liveable Cities, Assessing the Underworld, and iBUILD in the context of sustainable
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation to the Institution of Civil Engineers Learned Society Forum 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers' presentation (entitled "Resource Scarcity and Resource Security - Towards Sustainable, Resilient and Liveable Cities") to the Institution of Civil Engineers Learned Society Forum 2015 (ICE, London on 13 July 2015) drew on research by Leach, Hunt, Purnell and Roelich, sharing research findings from various research council funded projects with an audience of approximately 70 senior engineers.

Improved understanding among audience members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation/Panel member at Geological Society Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Engineering the Underworld towards Future Liveable Cities" to, and served as a panel member at, the Geological Society Conference on Sustainable Exploitation of the Subsurface, resulting in significant discussions among participants

Established and strengthened relationships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a Presentation entitled Infrastructure Research: from Future Liveable Cities via Foresight to Assessing the Underworld to a CIRIA Seminar entitled Untangling the Infrastructure Web on 20th November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact He reported the thinking behind and initial findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Assessing the Underworld. This raised awareness amongst practitioners and the Future Cities Catapult, who followed up with personal consultations and subsequent attendance at Liveable Cities Bi-Annual Summits.

To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.ciria.org/CIRIA/Navigation/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=E14209
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation - "Linking to Future Cities Agenda: Valuing the Underworld" to the Assessing the Underworld annual conference and exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Future Proofing City Systems, and the UK's System of Cities" to Resilience and Growth for Future Cities international conference, Civil Engineering Triennial Summit, Institution of Civil Engineers, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reaching an audience of approximately 100 delegates from the UK, US and Canadian practitioner communities.

To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled Soil Engineering to Support Future Cities on 28th October 2014 at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact He outlined the thinking behind Liveable Cities and Urban Futures, and made policy-makers aware of the issue and inform policy thinking. "I was not aware of the possibilities, but now will use this information."

Informed policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled: Engineering Cities for Societal and Planetary Wellbeing to a UK-Singapore Future Cities Collaboration Workshop in Bristol on 23rd October 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact He described the emerging findings form Liveable Cities and outlined the Urban Futures methodology and the thinking behind iBUILD. The ideas shaped thinking amongst delegates, who were a mixture of policy-makers and practitioners, around 50 in total.

To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled: Thinking About Future Liveable Cities and Supporting Infrastructures to The Future We Made: Birmingham and West Midlands Future Proofing Toolkit Workshop in Birmingham on 21st October 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact He described the Liveable Cities and Urban Futures methodologies.

To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers hosted Jeya Rajalingham (Principal Engineer, Water & Recycled Assets, Sydney Water) on 29th April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers hosted Jeya Rajalingham (Principal Engineer, Water & Recycled Assets, Sydney Water) on 29th April 2014, as part of a study tour of the UK organised by UKWIR. He described, and sought to develop links with Sydney water and Australian research more generally for, the following research projects and programmes: Liveable Cities, iBUILD, Mapping the Underworld, Assessing the Underworld, GG-TOP, and Urban Futures.

Established links with utilities sector in Australia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers was invited, jointly with Professor Tim Broyd, to deliver the Institution of Civil Engineers 2014 Unwin Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 7th October 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The lecture, entitled "Civil Engineers' Responsibilities in a Changing World", presented future challenges to civil engineers and explored the various methods by which far futures thinking can be adopted in practice, including a description of the Urban Futures' Designing Resilient Cities methodology and the Liveable Cities aspirational future scenarios approach. This aimed to influence the design thinking of practitioners. Some made contact subsequently and attended our Bi-Annual Summits.

To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
 
Description SUE Success Stories: Urban Futures - Future scenarios and knowledge exchange 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cloughley, B. (2010), SUE Success Stories: Urban Futures - Future scenarios and knowledge exchange, The ISSUES project, June 2010. http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/media/ISSUES%20Outputs/ISSUES%20Urban%20Futures%20formatted%20final.pdf.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.urbansustainabilityexchange.org.uk/media/ISSUES%20Outputs/ISSUES%20Urban%20Futures%20form...
 
Description Seminar: "Far Future Cities - Setting the Brief for Urban Professionals", Nottingham University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was invited to deliver a presentation entitled "Far Future Cities - Setting the Brief for Urban Professionals" to a wide group of stakeholders in a Research Priority Area "Sustainable and Resilient Cities" at Nottingham University. The seminar programme is aimed at facilitating inter-institutional dialogues and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar: "Future Liveable Cities - A Transformative Brief for Engineers and Engineering", University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was invited to lead a research seminar entitled "Future Liveable Cities - A Transformative Brief for Engineers and Engineering"in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick , on 12th February 2016.  The presentation drew on the work of EPSRC funded Liveable Cities, Urban Futures and the Foresight Future of Cities project, delivered to an audience of approximately 30 students and staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Teaching Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Urban Futures Method has been incorporated into teaching materials at the five collaborating universities: University of Birmingham (undergraduate engineering and post graduate environmental science), Birmingham City University (post graduate architecture and design), University of Exeter (undergraduate and post graduate engineering), Coventry University (post graduate urban design), Lancaster University (undergraduate and postgraduate design).

Ongoing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi - Birmingham visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on sustainable urban regeneration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description The Future Cities Special Interest Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Futures method presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The Importance of Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Gaterell wrote a short piece stressing the importance of resilience for the Public Leaders slot for the Guardian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Townsend M, Pugh TAM, Hewitt N and MacKenzie R. Urban Air Quality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact to follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
 
Description Townsend M, Pugh TAM, Hewitt N and MacKenzie R. Urban Air Quality (Hebrew translation). Ecology and Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact to follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://magazine.isees.org.il/DownloadPage.aspx?ArticleId=350
 
Description UK-GBC Cities Summit 2016 debate: "Birmingham: Building a Greener City", 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was invited to be a member of an Expert Panel at the UK-GBX Cities Summit 2016 on 23rd February 2016. He took part in a panel debate entitled "Birmingham: Building a Greener City", making an introductory presentation, responding to a structured discussion and fielding questions from an audience of 150 practitioners and local government officers. He subsequently contributed to a cascading series of workshop sessions designing city interventions for Birmingham on 23rd and 24th February 2016. He reported on the emerging findings of Liveable Cities and iBUILD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description US Transportation Research Board Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Culverts and Hydraulic Structures presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description US Transportation Research Board Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Soil-Structure Interaction presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Birmingham Brussels office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mapping the Underworld and Urban Futures were promoted as part of the University of Birmingham's launch of its permanent office in Brussels on the 1 December 2010, becoming the first UK University to have a dedicated presence in the political centre of the European Union. The office was officially launched by HMA Jonathan Brenton the British Ambassador to Belgium at a special event on Wednesday 1st December 2010. Other speakers at the event included Malcolm Harbour MEP and Dr Anneli Pauli, Deputy Director-General of DG Research for the European Commission. The office has been established to help inform European policy debates and the development of programmes, support alumni in the Benelux region and consolidate European research collaborations. The office will also provide local services to the staff and students of the University when working and studying in Brussels.
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Urban Air Quality and Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Seminar at Carnforth High School and Kirby Kendal, Cumbria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Urban Futures LARCI Newsletter article. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact LARCI Newsletter article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Urban Futures Newsletter 2010: Scenario Development and Impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Futures Newsletter 2010: Scenario Development and Impact, July 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Urban Futures Newsletter 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Urban Futures: envisioning the future to make more sustainable decisions today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled Urban Futures: envisioning the future to make more sustainable decisions today to the Medical Pilgrims on 24th April 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Urban air pollution and sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Community Lecture, William Howard School, Cumbria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description WSP Group presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers presented the outcomes of Urban Futures and the progress on Liveable Cities to WSP, London on 20th November 2012. WSP subsequently became an enthusiastic project partner on Liveable Cities.

WSP subsequently became an enthusiastic project partner on Liveable Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Wild About Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Emma Rosenfeld, Ian Thornhill and Rob MacKenzie helped Ignite, the young people's forum of ThinkTank, the Birmingham Science Museum, design a pop-up exhibition called Wild About Birmingham. ThinkTank Project Coordinator, Lynsey Fairweather, has produced a booklet about the project, outlining the project's trajectory and its impact. 2,800 visitors engaged with the exhibit over the 15 days it was on display. The young people gave 600 hours of voluntary time to the project.

The project shows the very significant impact that a small amount of input can have when channelled through expert facilitators such as ThinkTank. Feedback from the public included: "It shows maturity and enthusiasm and makes the museum more interesting", and "This just shows the imagination and creativity that young people have". A video of the young people's forum in conversation with the government's chief scientific advisor, Sir Mark Walport, and Prof Alice Roberts from the University of Birmingham, is available at http://youtu.be/_eh9pzNlvXU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://youtu.be/_eh9pzNlvXU
 
Description Workshop entitled "Cities of the Future: Smart or Happy" hosted by the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a workshop entitled "Cities of the Future: Smart or Happy" hosted by the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University on 28th January 2016. He contributed the learning from Liveable Cities, Urban Futures, iBUILD and Birmingham Eastside to the workshop debates. Around 35 in attendance, mostly academics from different disciplines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016