From Citizen to Co-innovator, from City Council to Facilitator: Integrating Urban Systems to Provide Better Outcomes for People (BOP)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Management

Abstract

The Urban Living Birmingham (ULB) Consortium brings together the expertise of four universities; national and international academic institutions; and very many local, regional and national organisations. The core academic team, led by the University of Birmingham with Birmingham City University, Aston University and the University of Warwick, have world-leading track records in cities, engineering, services and social sciences; a portfolio of pioneering inter-disciplinary research; and a deep understanding of Birmingham and the West Midlands. On 20th November 2015 a meeting of 39 representatives from across Greater Birmingham's public, private and third sectors was held to discuss the Urban Living Partnership Pilot Call. Taking a city focus within the context of the region, this group noted that the appetite for innovation in the development and delivery of urban services was high in Birmingham, but the degree of success and ability to integrate these innovations into mainstream strategies and policies varied greatly. Therein lies the paradox and it became evident that there is a missed opportunity for Birmingham, and British cities more generally, to co-innovate by effectively drawing upon end-users.

As the largest city in the UK outside London, with one of the most diverse and youthful populations anywhere in the UK, the City of Birmingham has the potential to set a new agenda for 21st century urban living. Like most great cities, Birmingham is experiencing disruptive change brought about in part by global economic forces combined with reductions in national and local public expenditure. Since the late 1960s, Birmingham has performed poorly on all economic indicators. In addition, in 2014 a review of the city's governance and the organisational capabilities of the city council noted that Birmingham had problems that were so significant that they were of national importance. This project identifies the diverse and interdependent challenges facing the City of Birmingham by the application of a rigorous diagnostic process based on the analysis of datasets informed by end-users and representatives from the public, private and third sectors. The focus is on the identification of opportunities for innovation in integrated and city-wide solutions that cut across traditional policy silos and that have the potential to transform the city into a prosperous, healthy and vibrant living place. The Urban Living Birmingham consortium aims to identify improvements to urban services by combining top-down urban governance with bottom-up lay and expert knowledge to provide an environment that emphasizes and encourages innovations that generate a step change in urban service provision. It will do this by bringing together, developing and applying end-user and open innovation processes (from business disciplines) and participatory and cooperative design principles (from urban design disciplines) to selected urban services and systems to co-create a resilient Birmingham that provides 'better outcomes for people'. Most transformational service innovations occur when service providers go beyond listening to consumers to co-innovating with consumers. This user-centric approach to innovation reflects a process of end-user innovation in which users can modify existing products and services, but also service providers can learn from this process.

Urban Living Birmingham will contribute towards the transformation of Birmingham into a city that is a regional asset and a global beacon for urban service innovation; a city with an exceptionally rich quality of urban living, increased social cohesion, reduced deprivation, increased connectivity and productivity, and a healthy urban population.

Planned Impact

The UK has an urban-based economy and society. Cities disproportionately contribute to innovation, productivity, creativity and economic output but also have major concentrations of social and economic problems ranging from unemployment to congestion.

The ULB Consortium has been developed to create a partnership approach to identifying and understanding the challenges facing Birmingham and to identifying innovations in integrated and city-wide solutions that cut across traditional boundaries and policy silos. One of the strengths of our Consortium is the breadth and depth of our partnership with representatives from the public, private and third sectors (see letters of support). This partnership is reflected in the co-creation of this proposal with 39 end-users who attended a Co-Creation Workshop that was held in Birmingham on 20th November 2015. This workshop identified the approach developed in this proposal and highlighted the importance of applying a whole person/family frame and the application of end-user innovation to developing an integrated approach to urban challenges.

End-users are embedded throughout the project and in particular the project's Advisory and Touchstone Groups (AG/TG). High-level strategic direction will be provided by the AG whose membership includes representatives from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA); Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP); national and international academics; Sustainability West Midlands (SWM); the Energy Catapult, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Oxford, and organisations with core capabilities in the project's emerging themes. The 'grounded' TG consisting of representatives from the public, private and third sector from across Birmingham and the West Midlands Combined Authority area will help to identify and understand the challenges. In addition, end-users will be nominated by the AG to join the project's Consortium Management Committee. This process will occur towards the end of WP1 as the critical challenges areas for intensive research are identified. Jointly created case studies with end-users will maximise impact and relevance. The main beneficiaries are:
1) All people living and working in Birmingham and the surrounding area.
2) Birmingham City Council and its partners and the West Midlands Combined Authority and its partners; all councils responsible for managing urban areas.
3) Public, private and third sector organisations involved in the provision of urban services of all types.
4) Local Enterprise Partnerships.
5) Central government departments and agencies (e.g. DfT, DCLG) involved in urban issues. The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission will work with the project team to position the project's outcomes across European end-users.
6) Consultancy firms (engineering and multi-disciplinary) providing services to city councils and other organisations involved in the provision of urban services.
7) Students at the four universities: Outcomes from the project will be incorporated into, and influence, teaching courses and postgraduate research.

Collaboration with the project partners will be managed to maximise the development of an integrated approach to urban challenges and related impacts by Bryson and Rogers, who have extensive experience of linking research with practice in industry and government. The AG will help steer the research and enhance dissemination and uptake, while our project partners will disseminate directly to the professional groups they represent.
The Pathways to Impact, developed in consultation with project partners, includes workshops (for dissemination and training), symposia, innovation stations and seminars that will make full use of our partnership's existing activities. In addition, to maximise impact and relevance roundtable discussions will be held with the full Cabinet of Birmingham City Council and the Leaders and Chief Executive Officers Group of the WMCA.
 
Description The Urban Living Birmingham pilot project commenced on 1st June 2016. The first six months of the project have focused on developing and executing a diagnostic approach to understanding the challenges facing Birmingham. This has included a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) that draws upon 248 numeric datasets and an analysis of the evidence base used by the city to inform policy. This analysis has identified a disconnect between academic studies and the evidence base used to support policy development. Policy makers are trying to address much broader and more complex challenges than are dealt with in more narrowly-focused academic studies. The PCA analysis has identified that 'health & wellbeing' is related in Birmingham to 'energy', 'connectivity' and 'economy' in an apparent 'Birmingham nexus'. Ongoing research will explore whether this nexus is really a more complex plexus or a collection of elements within a system. The second stage of the ULB project has commenced with a focus on exploring the interdependent nature of the challenges identified during the first six months and understanding end-user innovation and city systems. The focus is on identifying opportunities for innovation that will produce better outcomes for people living and working in Birmingham.
Exploitation Route The findings will inform the development of local, regional and national industrial policy .
Sectors Government, Democracy and Justice
 
Description The project is on-going having reached the first major milestone. The analysis has identified a disconnect between academic analysis of urban challenges and policy analysis. This has led to the development of an urban diagnostic process. The project team is an dialogue with both Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority regarding the outcomes of this diagnostic process and exploring how this analysis will inform policy development in the city. In addition,a dialogue has occurred with Innovate UK regarding the core project analysis and this has informed Innovate UK's thinking about the integration of urban systems.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services
 
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 Alister Scott. Should Britain build on its green spaces to solve the housing crisis? 7 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alister Scott. Online Blog. Should Britain build on its green spaces to solve the housing crisis? Posted 7 Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/should-britain-build-on-its-green-spaces-to-solve-the-housing-crisis-725...
 
Description AnalystFest, a day meeting organised by City-REDI, University of Birmingham. 24 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact AnalystFest, a day meeting organised by City-REDI, University of Birmingham, to bring together policy analysts from across local government and Whitehall to explore best practice in analysis. Four presentations and group discussions of the outcome of phase one, Urban Living, occurred. 65 policy-makers participated. 24 January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bryson J. BBC WM Live interview, local radio. A discussion of the wider implications of Theresa May's Lancaster House Speech on Brexit and what this means for Birmingham. 18 Jan 2017, 09:20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Bryson was interviewed on BBC WM Live, local radio. A discussion of the wider implications of Theresa May's Lancaster House Speech on Brexit and what this means for Birmingham. 18 Jan 2017, 09:20
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bryson J.R. : (2017), All Change? What Theresa May's Speech Means For Everyday Britons, Invited Blog, The Huffington Post, 17/01/2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bryson J.R. : (2017), All Change? What Theresa May's Speech Means For Everyday Britons, Invited Blog, The Huffington Post, 17/01/2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/professor-john-bryson/single-market-brexit_b_14223306.html?148466647...
 
Description Bryson JR. 2017. Post-Brexit: What defines an outstanding Modern Industrial Strategy for a Great Global Trading Nation? Birmingham Perspectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bryson J.R. (2017), 'Post-Brexit: What defines an outstanding Modern Industrial Strategy for a Great Global Trading Nation?', Birmingham Perspectives, University of Birmingham Perspective, published on the University's front page of the Website (Feb 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/perspective/industrial-strategy-for-great-global-trading-nation...
 
Description Bryson JR. Brexit and Birmingham. Invited to take part in a round table discussion with 9 business leaders, 26 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Bryson J.R. (2016), Brexit and Birmingham. Invited to take part in a round table discussion with 9 business leaders, 26 July 2016, Birmingham, to explore Brexit and the implications for the city
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bryson JR. Entrepreneurs in the City: Adaption, Renewal and the Financing of Infrastructure across the city of Birmingham, UK. Cities in Transformation Conference, St Catherine's College, University of Cambridge. 14-15 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bryson JR. (2016), 'Entrepreneurs in the City: Adaption, Renewal and the Financing of Infrastructure across the city of Birmingham, UK', presentation to the Cities in Transformation Conference, St Catherine's College, University of Cambridge, 14-15 July, 95 in audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bryson JR. From Rabbits to Ubers: What the 'new' gig economy means for employment, education and politics. Invited Blog for the Academy of Social Sciences as part of their Campaign for Social Sciences. 17/11/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bryson, J.R. (2016), 'From Rabbits to Ubers: What the 'new' gig economy means for employment, education and politics', invited Blog for the Academy of Social Sciences as part of their Campaign for Social Sciences. 17/11/16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/rabbits-ubers-new-gig-economy-means-employment-education-pol...
 
Description Bryson JR. Midlands Beyond Brexit Roundtable 2016. Online article at Insider Media website. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Bryson J.R. (2016) 'Midlands Beyond Brexit Roundtable 2016', online article at Insider Media website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.insidermedia.com/digital-events/midlands-beyond-brexit-round-table
 
Description Bryson JR. Urban Diagnostics and the Measurement of Innovation. Indonesian Government. 9 Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Bryson JR. (2016), 'Urban Diagnostics and the Measurement of Innovation', presentation to a group of 15 government official from the Indonesian Government, as part of a DFID organised programme to understand public service transformation., 9 Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bryson JR. Urban Living Birmingham: Challenges and Opportunities to create Better Outcomes for All. Citizens UK: Birmingham. Birmingham, 17 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bryson JR. (2016), Urban Living Birmingham: Challenges and Opportunities to create Better Outcomes for All, invited presentation and a discussion to Citizens UK: Birmingham, a diverse civil society alliance bringing together over 25 member institutions, including education, community, trade union and faith-based organisations from across the city. St Marys Convent, Handsworth, Birmingham, 17 June 2016. 14 participated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bryson JR. Urban Living Birmingham: From Citizen to Co-innovator, from City Council to Facilitator: Integrating Urban Systems to Provide Better Outcomes for People. Birmingham Science City Innovation Low Carbon Working Group (ILCWG), 09 Jun 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bryson JR. (2016), 'Urban Living Birmingham: From Citizen to Co-innovator, from City Council to Facilitator: Integrating Urban Systems to Provide Better Outcomes for People', presentation and related discussion to the Birmingham Science City Innovation Low Carbon Working Group (ILCWG), 09/06/2016, 24 attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bryson JR. Urban Living Birmingham: Skilling Property? ESRC Festival of Science Workshop: Bricks, Concrete and Steel - A look at Birmingham's future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development. 10 Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Bryson JR. (2016), 'Urban Living Birmingham: Skilling Property?', presentation to an ESRC Festival of Science Workshop organised by the University of Birmingham with KPMG. The workshop was entitled: Bricks, Concrete and Steel - A look at Birmingham's future commercial and residential property and local infrastructure development'. 45 people attended from the city's policy community and property development and investment sectors. 10 Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bryson JR. What makes Birmingham the UK's most investable city? European Investment Bank (EIB). 21 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Bryson JR. 'What makes Birmingham the UK's most investable city?, invited presentation in Birmingham to a group from the European Investment Bank (EIB) who were undertaking due diligence as part of the decision-making process to provide £60m loan finance for a local organisation, 21 October 2016, three attended from EIB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chris Rogers. Towards a Holistic Resilient National Infrastructure System: A Conversation with UK Catapult Centres. Transport Systems Catapult, Milton Keynes. 20-21 Oct 2016 
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 Chris Rogers represented Urban Living Birmingham in two days of workshop discussions at the Towards a Holistic Resilient National Infrastructure System: A Conversation with UK Catapult Centres at the Transport Systems Catapult, Milton Keynes, on 20th and 21st October, 2016. The audience of 25 included academics, research funders and infrastructure innovators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chris Rogers. UKCRIC at Birmingham- Buried Infrastructure Research for Engineering Future Cities. UKCRIC and Innovate UK Workshop. 10 Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "UKCRIC at Birmingham- Buried Infrastructure Research for Engineering Future Cities" to the UKCRIC and Innovate UK Workshop: Towards a Holistic Resilient National Infrastructure System - Focus on Urban Living at the Future Cities Catapult, London, on 10th October, 2016. He presented the emerging findings from Assessing the Underworld, Liveable Cities and iBUILD. The audience of 20 included academics, research funders and future city innovators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Circular Cities Hub Workshop. 26 - 27 Sep 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers represented Assessing the Underworld, Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Urban Living Birmingham at the Circular Cities Hub Workshop on 26th and 27th September 2016 at the Future Cities Catapult, London, attended by 30 national and international researchers on the use of resources in future cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 John Bryson and Chris Rogers. Urban Living Partnership board. Birmingham. 28 September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Bryson and Chris Rogers presented emerging outcomes from Urban Living Birmingham to the Urban Living Partnership board. Birmingham. 20 attendees, all academic. 28 September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Bryson and Chris Rogers. Urban Living Partnership pilot projects, York. 20 Jun 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Bryson and Chris Rogers presented emerging outcomes from Urban Living Birmingham to a collective meeting of the Urban Living Partnership pilot projects in York. 20 attendees, all academic. 20 Jun 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Bryson. Cabinet Office and BEIS. 26 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Bryson. Presentation to a team consisting of six members from the Cabinet Office and BEIS. This group visited Birmingham to explore the industrial strategy and Birmingham. The Urban Living diagnostic approach was explored. 26 January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson. London Finance Commission, Birmingham. 21 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Bryson was invited by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to present oral evidence to the London Finance Commission, Birmingham. This Commission was exploring fiscal devolution and large cities (a session involving 3 individuals responding to questions given by a team of 6 with another 6 support staff. The evidence was published and included in the Commission's final report. 21 October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Bryson. Panel Discussion of the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine. Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham. 3 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Bryson was invited to join a panel of 6 to discuss the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine. A fringe event organised at the Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham, 35 attendees. 3 October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Bryson. Roundtable discussion: Where next for UK infrastructure investment. The Guardian with Alstom, the Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham. 4 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 'Where next for UK infrastructure investment', John Bryson was invited to participate in roundtable discussion as part of a Fringe Event organised by The Guardian with Alstom, the Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham, 20 attendees from politics, business and the media. 4 October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Mike Grace. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Grace; article in 'Tripwire' January 2017, the quarterly magazine of the Royal Town Planning Institute in the West Midlands. A regional publication with a readership of several hundreds of local authority and consultancy planners, other built environment professions and community organisations across the West Midlands. The magazine informs its readership of news, current events and reflections on planning practice, so widening the awareness of the ULB project.
Grace M. Falcons, Hyenas and Pigs - are all important for spatial planning. Tripwire Magazine of the R.T.P.I. West Midlands. Issue 92, Winter 2016, p6-7.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rtpi.org.uk/media/2160115/tripwire__winter_2016.pdf
 
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 Transition towards Industrial Symbiosis. 24-26 Jan 2017 
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 Professor Chris Rogers attended a two-day EU Interreg-funded programme meeting entitled Transition towards Industrial Symbiosis in Vaxjo, Sweden, at which he presented the findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Urban Living Birmingham to a delegation of 25 practitioners and academics from six European countries. 24-26 Jan 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.interregeurope.eu/tris/events/event/451/project-meeting-for-tris-and-cense/