Current Research Projects
Triangulum: the three point project (demonstrate, disseminate, replicate), EU Horizon 2020 Lighthouse, € 25 420 598, Co-PI. (UoM income = £800k). This five year project will deploy and evaluate sustainable and smart city solutions. It is highly interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral, involving 26 core partners across six countries.
Advancing Urban Innovation: Living Labs for Sustainable Building and Planning, Formas, £126 566, Co-PI. This three year project studies the role of living labs in sustainable urban development in Europe.
Accelerating the University Living Lab innovation system, EPSRC KT Challenge with Arup and Robert Turley Associates, £19 573. Principal Investigator. This project will develop and test a multidisciplinary rapid response process that builds upon and develops the University Living Lab and Manchester Cycling Lab innovation system.
Shaping the Future City? Enabling world-class sustainable development (Manchester Cycling Lab), ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and Manchester City Council, £32 999. Principal Investigator. This project established a living lab to support the Future Cities initiative being coordinated by Manchester City Council, building on the University Living Lab platform.
University Living Lab for Sustainability. University of Manchester Research Institute, £53 490. Principal Investigator. This project aimed to transform the University of Manchester campus into a site for applied teaching and research activities around sustainability and low carbon energy.
Learning loops in energy efficient urban design: applying Social Return on Investment (SROI) to the commercial building, ESRC CASE, £54 000. Principal Investigator. This three year CASE PhD explores how to capture the social benefits of higher design quality with an empirical focus on health buildings.