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.
 
Title Innovation Station: Impromptu exhibition 
Description Innovation Station: Impromptu exhibition • Lead: Joanne Leach • Focus: an 'impromptu exhibition' was organised at a gathering of the ULB Touchstone Group for the purpose of identifying the best and worst things about Birmingham • Date Delivered: 20 March 2017 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The exhibition excited the delegates and led to interesting discussion and questions. From this, an arts-led public engagement was commissioned. 
 
Title Patchwork map 
Description Using arts-based practices to engender end-user innovation. Urban Living Birmingham commissioned No.11 Arts to test arts-led processes with Birmingham's residents for the purpose of engendering end-user innovation. Three groups were identified and engaged with this process, which included using arts facilitators. Through October 2017, the group at Woodgate Valley, Bartley Green, Birmingham, made a patchwork, fabric map of their neighbourhood, including those characteristics important to the group's members. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This group continues to meet, craft and discuss local issues. 
 
Title Rap music 
Description Using arts-based practices to engender end-user innovation. Urban Living Birmingham commissioned No.11 Arts to test arts-led processes with Birmingham's residents for the purpose of engendering end-user innovation. Three groups were identified and engaged with this process, which included using arts facilitators. Through October 2017, the group at Aston, Birmingham, composed rap music that reflected their thoughts about local transportation. One composition was committed to video. 
Type Of Art Composition/Score 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The group seemed to value the experience, but unfortunately did not continue to meet once the artst-facilitator finished working with them. 
 
Title Yarn bombing 
Description Using arts-based practices to engender end-user innovation. Urban Living Birmingham commissioned No.11 Arts to test arts-led processes with Birmingham's residents for the purpose of engendering end-user innovation. Three groups were identified and engaged with this process, which included using arts facilitators. The group at Summerfield Crescent, Birmingham, undertook a yarn-bombing activity at the memorial hall on the 30th of October 2017. This artwork signified 'their patch': a powerful local sentiment that emerged through earlier conversations. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This group continues to meet, knit and discuss local issues. 
 
Description The Urban Living Birmingham pilot project commenced on 1st June 2016 and concluded on 30 November 2017. The first six months of the project 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 data sets 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 & well-being' is related in Birmingham to 'energy', 'connectivity' and 'economy' in an apparent 'Birmingham nexus'. Subsequent research identified that this nexus was, in fact, a plexus in which all the elements of the system are interconnected. A key finding is the absence of research on urban diagnostics. The existing research is extremely limited with a focus on poverty and disadvantage rather than with the development of a rigorous and objective approach to diagnosing cities. This project has developed an urban diagnostics approach that fills this gap. This includes the ability to combine an analyse of data sets that have not been explored together before and to develop an approach to identifying intra-urban differences or place-based differentiation within cities. This is an important development that is being tested and refined in a project funded by DIFD and the East African Research Fund (Sept 2017-). The project's focus on end-user innovation and its application to public rather than private services has identified the barriers and enablers of this type of innovation to public services for the very first time. The analysis identified some limited individual end-user innovation and developments in public services, but this is predominantly focused on the development of apps intended to facilitate communications between citizens and policy-makers. In Birmingham, end-user innovation is unusual, but instead group end-user innovation was identified as an important contributor of local innovation that was place-based and targeting enhancements in quality of life and place-based well-being. Thus, the project has highlighted the importance of group rather than end-user innovation within cities. There have been some important methodological developments that have come from this project. First, the development and application of a board game as a methodological tool to facilitate multidisciplinary discussions between citizens and policy-makers. This is an effective mechanism for facilitating focus groups and encouraging debate. It also ensures that no one dominates the discussions. Second, the application of artistic facilitators to work with hard-to-reach residents and groups. This is a very effective tool. Bringing together citizens to work on a collective art project over a couple of weeks enables a trust-based dialogue to emerge.
Exploitation Route The findings will inform the development of local, regional and national industrial policy across the UK. The project's approach to urban diagnostics can be applied to any city. This approach was developed from a study of one city - Birmingham, UK. It is critical that the approach is applied, tested and refined through application to other cities. This work is on-going through a DFID funded project that will apply the Urban Living Birmingham approach to three African cities. This is a welcome development as it will ensure that the outcomes from this research project are applied in other national settings.
Sectors Government, Democracy and Justice

 
Description The project funding ended in November 2017, but research and impact activity continues. The project included three core research activities with associated impacts. First, the development of an urban diagnostics approach to identify and define the integrated challenges facing a city. This methodology was developed at both a city level and also resulted in the development of an intra-urban place-based diagnostics approach to understand diversity. This approach was developed on Birmingham and presented to Birmingham policy-makers. This approach to intra-urban diagnostics is informing on-going discussions regarding the governance of the city and the relationship between policy and intra-urban development. The approach is also being applied, developed and tested as part of a DFID £1,2 project entitled "a systems approach to air pollution in East Africa' (ASAP) which is working on Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Kampala. Second, research on end-user innovation and the ways in which this can be used to contribute to city living. Part of this research involved the application of three art projects to understand end-user innovations and citizens living in Birmingham. These art projects led to the creation of two citizen-led groups in two deprived areas of the city. These groups were established as part of the project and continue after this stage of the research process concluded. These groups provides a forum for discussion and community development in these parts of Birmingham. Third, the diagnostics identified and defined a number of areas for further in-depth research. This included developing an approach for worker participation in exploring possible innovative travel services. This was undertaken through the research team working with Sandwell Borough Council and the Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust on the development of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital. This has included influencing how the Trust conducts its annual Travel Staff Survey in order to enable direct comparisons across survey waves. This is leading to innovative travel services for the new hospital (due to open in 2019) that are more affordable, convenient, safer, healthier and better suited to workers' needs than would have otherwise arisen from conventional top-down transport planning practice. Another outcome of the diagnostics and of the development of this project was the co-creation of a bid for European funding (ERDF). This led to the development of the USE-IT project that was designed to unlock social and economic innovation together by helping disadvantaged communities develop the language and understanding of structures and systems needed to make a different to local labour markets and employment, the built environment, natural space and social networks. USE-IT was funded by the ERDF and this action research project is on-going in Birmingham involving the application of end-user approaches to citizen innovation developed in the Urban Living Birmingham project. This includes the training of 30 community researchers who will research their communities and identify potential interventions. Thus, this reflects another form of end-user innovation but facilitated by external finance. In July 2017, representatives from the ULB project were invited to work with the Commission for National Renewal (a think tank) on analyses of the West Midlands and the development of a related action plan. This was presented to the new mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority and included the ULB integrated approach to urban diagnostics and policy development. These recommendations were adopted by the Mayor. A Urban Living Research volunteered to work with Natural England. This arrangement enabled the outcomes from ULB to be embedded into the thinking of the Natural England North Mercia area team, as well as for them to have a significantly greater influence on the development of the ULB project than would otherwise have been possible. This included a focus on developing an approach to natural environments in cities that reflect developments in smart policy. • ULB impacted non-industry organisations including Natural England, Birmingham City Council, Sandwell Borough Council, the Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and the Tyseley Energy District. These impacts are captured here as societal and policy, although knock-on impacts to industry are inevitable; for example, Webster and Horsfall Ltd, which is instrumental in the development of the Tyseley Energy District, and transport providers for the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Birmingham Science City Innovation and Low Carbon Working Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Commission for National Renewal Regional Action Plan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Development of an innovation challenge process
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Observatory of Birmingham-based research work
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Response to the UK Industrial Strategy 2017 consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description EDRF
Amount £1,250,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description EU (ERDF) Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) programme
Amount € 3,640,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description East African Research Fund (EARF)
Amount £1,198,758 (GBP)
Organisation East Africa Research Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Kenya, Republic of
Start 09/2017 
End 06/2020
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Fellowships
Amount £168,965 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R00398X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description NERC's GI (Green Infrastructure) Innovation Programme
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description UKCRIC pump-priming
Amount £1,011,544 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013411/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2020
 
Description UNESP and University of Birmingham (UoB) Fellowship Award
Amount £2,578 (GBP)
Funding ID EDITAL No. 01/2017 - PROPG/AREX 
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2018
 
Title Arts-led public engagement method 
Description This method employs artist-facilitators to work with groups of members of the public to facilitate a discussion around a pre-determined theme (although it would work just as well if the theme were not pre-determined) and to employ artistic methods (of the group's choice) in exploring and expressing views about the theme. This is not the artist-facilitator teaching the group how to use a particular art form (e.g., sculpture); it is the artist-facilitator enabling the group to incorporate arts-based practices and methods. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This method was successfully used in Birmingham, UK, with three groups comprised of members of the public. Artistic outcomes included rap music, yarn bombing and a patchwork map. Two of the three groups (the yarn bombers and map makers) continue to meet. The outcomes from this work are being written-up as a journal paper and will be made openly available. 
 
Title Participology engagement tool 
Description The Participology engagement tool was refined in order to be made applicable to the delivery of urban services. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Participology was used with key stakeholders within Birmingham in order to engage them with the city's challenges. It proved highly popular and successful with delegates saying it had opened their eyes to different ways of thinking about the city's challenges. A number of delegates requested further information about Participology with the clear intention of using it within their organisation. It's application to Birmingham is being written up as a paper that will be made openly available. The generic Participology game is freely available from www.participology.com. 
URL http://www.participology.com/
 
Title Place-based characterisation methodology 
Description Applying innovative statistical techniques to existing, quantitative, urban datasets in order to identify intra-urban (ward and LSOA) differences. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This method was applied to Birmingham, UK, and discussed with the Local Authority and key stakeholders. It generated much interest and discussions continue with the Local Authority to unpick how this method might inform Council policies and restructuring going forward. A paper is being drafted and will be made publically available. A Little Book (lay audience) is also to be drafted and will be made publically available. 
 
Title Urban challenges diagnostics methodology 
Description The urban challenges diagnostics methodology combines quantitative and qualitative data and information using a mixed methods approach in order to diagnose a city's challenges. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The urban challenges diagnostics methodology has generated much interest within the UK and abroad and has been incorporated into a number of follow-on research projects, including one in Africa. Its application to Birmingham, UK, has been submitted to an academic journal and will be made publically available. A Little Book (lay audience) is to be drafted and will be made publically available. 
 
Title Urban challenges diagnostics data for Birmingham UK 
Description This collection of data includes all the quantitative and qualitative data used for the urban challenges diagnostics methodology developed for Urban Living Birmingham. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The data, used with the urban challenges diagnostics model, identified an interconnected plexus or urban challenges for the city of Birmingham UK, which was presented to the Local Authority and other key stakeholders for the purpose of identifying better ways of addressing the city's problems. The data is in the process of being published and made openly available to all. 
 
Description Mike Grace: Natual England volunteering 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Innovation Station: Natural England volunteering • Lead: Mike Grace • Start and end dates: February 2017 onwards • Focus: This arrangement enables the Natural England North Mercia Area and national Specialist & Advisory teams to have a significant influence on the development of the Resilient Environment theme of the ULB project (and vice versa). Natural England is provided with regular project updates and is making available its expert advice and evidence to inform the project (e.g., advice on green space mapping, its understanding of the work of the other Urban Living Partnerships and insights into current priorities). • Progress: Mike Grace met with Dave Stone, NE's Deputy Chief Scientist on 24th May to explore common interests in evidence, research and the potential of urban areas. Natural England's Principal Advisor, Claire Warburton participated in the Innovation workshop on 12th September 2017 and contributed to the 'deeper dive' conversations. The potential exists through this arrangement for Natural Englend to help shape future follow-on work from ULB.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England is provided with regular project updates and is making available its expert advice and evidence to inform the project (e.g., advice on green space mapping, its understanding of the work of the other Urban Living Partnerships and insights into current priorities). Mike Grace met with Dave Stone, NE's Deputy Chief Scientist on 24th May to explore common interests in evidence, research and the potential of urban areas. Natural England's Principal Advisor, Claire Warburton participated in the Innovation workshop on 12th September 2017 and contributed to the 'deeper dive' conversations. The potential exists through this arrangement for Natural Englend to help shape future follow-on work from ULB.
Impact Progress: Mike Grace met with Dave Stone, NE's Deputy Chief Scientist on 24th May to explore common interests in evidence, research and the potential of urban areas. Natural England's Principal Advisor, Claire Warburton participated in the Innovation workshop on 12th September 2017 and contributed to the 'deeper dive' conversations. The potential exists through this arrangement for Natural Englend to help shape future follow-on work from ULB.
Start Year 2017
 
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 Skype session: End user innovation of public services - through the backdoor via smart phone apps. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of this Skype session is to identify the role that users play in consultation and the shaping of service delivery in Birmingham. We were particularly interested in the emergence of smart phone apps and websites as a way of facilitating public participation in the improvement of urban services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Alister Scott interviewed Waheed Nazir. November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alister Scott interviewed Waheed Nazir, Director of Planning and Regeneration at Birmingham City Council, on the 24th of November 2016 to discuss ULB's emerging outcomes and unpack his approach to leadership given his role in housing, regeneration, economic growth and planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Blog by Alister Scott: The disintegration of planning policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by Alister Scott.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/the-disintegration-of-planning-policy/
 
Description Blog by Chloe Billing: ULB Skype Session: End-user innovation of public services - through the backdoor via smart phone apps 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by Chloe Billing advertising an Innvation Station Skype Session that led to requests for attending the Skype Session and further involvement in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/ulb-skype-session-end-user-innovation-of-publ...
 
Description Blog by Christopher J Bouch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by Christopher J Bouch which led to requests to be involved in the Skype Session and the wider research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/skype-session-systems-thinking-support-for-en...
 
Description Blog by Joanne Leach: Brief for Creative Engagement: Reimagining City Service Delivery 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by Joanne Leach that resulted in expressions of interest and applications for the Urban Living Birmingham arts-led commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/brief-for-creative-engagement-reimagining-cit...
 
Description Blog by John Bryson: Final dissemination event, 1st November 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by John Bryson that led to requests for further engagement and knowledge exchange into thrid-sector organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/final-dissemination-event-1st-november/
 
Description Blog by John Bryson: From Boston with Ducklings! Interdependent Challenges and Urban Living and the Management of Complex Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by John Bryson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/from-boston-with-ducklings-interdependent-cha...
 
Description Blog by John Bryson: The Metro Mayor's Election - 4 May 2017: A Comment on the Task Ahead for the New Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ULB blog by John Bryson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/the-metro-mayors-election-4-may-2017-a-commen...
 
Description Blog by John Bryson: The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by John R Bryson: The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/the-economic-black-hole-at-the-heart-of-the-s...
 
Description Blog by John R Bryson: Birmingham 2040: The Ban on New Petrol and Diesel Engines, Electric Vehicles and Robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by John Bryson. The ULB blog was promoted to members of the Birmingham Science City (BSC) Innovate for Low Carbon Working Group (ILCWG) on the 31st of July 2017. "The Urban Living Birmingham (ULB) consortium is running a very interesting blog on a variety of topics pertaining to the ULB project. The most recent one focuses on last week's announcement from government that all new petrol and diesel engines will be stopped by 2040 and the impact that this may have on Birmingham."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/birmingham-2040-the-ban-on-new-petrol-and-die...
 
Description Blog by Jonathan Clarke: Reflections on the 20 March 2017 ULB Touchstone Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by Jonathan Clarke reflecting on a meeting of the ULB Touchstone Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/reflections-on-the-20-march-2017-ulb-touchsto...
 
Description Blog by Mike Grace: After the [Metro Mayor's] Election is Over.. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by Mike Grace
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/after-the-metro-mayors-election-is-over/
 
Description Blog by Mike Grace: Integrating 'smart' and 'sustainable': why more work is needed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ULB blog by Mike Grace
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/integrating-smart-and-sustainable-why-more-wo...
 
Description Blog: From Birmingham with a Smile: Public Art, Streetscapes and the 'Economic' Impacts of a Liveable City 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Onling blog written by John Bryson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/from-birmingham-with-a-smile-public-art-stree...
 
Description Blog: Gauri Kangai. The Geovation Challenge: Greener, Smarter Communities. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Guest-editd blog by Gauri Kangai or Ordnance Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/the-geovation-challenge-greener-smarter-commu...
 
Description Blog: John Bryson: The Autumn Budget 2017: For Whom and for What Purpose, or Just an Exercise in Whistling in the Wind? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog by John Bryson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/the-autumn-budget-2017-for-whom-and-for-what-...
 
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 Chloe Billing. Online Blog. Developing Citizen-Centric Urban Services: End-user Innovation in Birmingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chloe Billing. Online Blog. Developing Citizen-Centric Urban Services: End-user Innovation in Birmingham. Posted 4 May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/developing-citizen-centric-urban-services-end...
 
Description Chris Bouch met with Birmingham City Council's Cllr Lisa Trickett on the 28th of November 2017 to discuss the ULB project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Bouch met with Birmingham City Council's Cllr Lisa Trickett on the 28th of November 2017 to discuss the ULB project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chris Bouch. Online Blog. May I be so Bold? A Plan for the New West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Bouch. Online Blog. May I be so Bold? A Plan for the New West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor. Posted 27 June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/may-i-be-so-bold-a-plan-for-the-new-west-midl...
 
Description Chris Rogers, Joanne Leach and others. Panel Discussion. Urban Living Birmingham Touchstone Group meeting. 1st June 2017 
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 Chris Rogers, Joanne Leach and others attended the Urban Living Birmingham Touchstone Group meeting on 1st June 2017 and introduced the findings from Liveable Cities' research in panel and workshop discussions to an audience of ~30 urban practitioners and stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chris Rogers. Housing Roundtable Workshop. Sustainable Housing Action Partnership in Birmingham. 
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 attended a half-day Housing Roundtable Workshop organised by the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership in Birmingham, attended by 30 urban practitioners, at which he presented his findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Urban Living Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Rogers. Lecture: Engineering Smart Cities - Our 21st Century Challenge. Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a lecture entitled 'Engineering Smart Cities - Our 21st Century Challenge' to 50 students comprising the MSc cohorts at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, on 16th February 2018, in which he presented the findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD, Urban Living Birmingham, Urban Futures and Resilience Through Innovation - Critical Local Infrastructures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Chris Rogers: ICE webinar entitled "Engineering the Liveable City - A Partnership with the Natural Environment" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a webinar entitled "Engineering the Liveable City - A Partnership with the Natural Environment" organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers on 5th October 2017. The webinar was viewed live by 50 people, some of whom contributed to a live Q&A session, and was recorded for archive viewing by ICE members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chris Rogers: 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 
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 at 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. The audience of 20 included academics, research funders and future city innovators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chris Rogers: presentation entitled "Servicing Birmingham's Future - Infrastructure and Urban Systems Fit for the Far Future" 
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 "Servicing Birmingham's Future - Infrastructure and Urban Systems Fit for the Far Future" to ~50 practitioners from six EU countries on 12th July 2017, in which he described the outcomes from Urban Futures, Liveable Cities, iBUILD, Critical Local Infrastructures and Urban Living Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Guest blog by David Thew: Birmingham: a city of visible negatives and hidden positives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest-ULB blog by David Thew.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/birmingham-a-city-of-visible-negatives-and-hi...
 
Description Guest blog by Jonathan Ward: Missed and Missing Opportunities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest blog by Jonathan Ward arising from an 'improptu exhibition' about Birmingham's urban services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/missed-and-missing-opportunities/
 
Description Guest blog by Mark Tewdwr-Jones: Stories from the Academy: Newcastle City Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Guest blog by Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/stories-from-the-academy-newcastle-city-futur...
 
Description Guest blog by Tasos Kitsos: West Midlands' Service exports to the EU: Brexit will not be the same for every region 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Guest blog by Tasos Kitsos
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/west-midlands-service-exports-to-the-eu-brexi...
 
Description Guest blog by Vida Vanchan: Urban Livability and Integrated Challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gues ULB blog by Vida Vanchan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/urban-livability-and-integrated-challenges/
 
Description Guest blog: City-REDI welcomes Guangzhou University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Guest blog by Charlotte Hoole to raise awareness of visiting researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/city-redi-welcomes-guangzhou-university/
 
Description Ian Nabney: Love Your Place 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ian Nabney presented emerging results from Urban Living Birmingham at the Love Your Place event led by TIN Smart Social and held on the 3rd of July 2017. The event sought to find ways to increase social inclusion in Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation Station: 'Urban Development and Change in the Age of Austerity' round table discussion at the Bristol Connected Communities Conference 2017: Co-Creating Cities and Communities Summer Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact • Lead: John Bryson
• Focus: Urban Living pilot projects round table discussion: What contribution can university-community collaborations make to the creation of flourishing cities?
• Participants: Colin Taylor, Ges Rosenberg and David Relph (all University of Bristol), Louise Kempton and Paul Vallance (both Newcastle City Futures), John Bryson (University of Birmingham)
• Date delivered: 12-13 July 2017, Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation Station: End-of-project (Urban Living Birmingham) event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • Focus: This event was for the Urban Living Birmingham Touchstone Group and presented the outcomes from the arts commission alongside emerging academic outcomes
• Date delivered: 1 November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation Station: Getting Smarter with Nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Innovation Station: Getting Smarter with Nature
Lead: Mike Grace
Focus and Progress: Mike Grace, Alister Scott, Jon Sadler and Nick Grayson (the ULB Resilient Environments team) hosted a workshop 0n 12th September 2017 entitled 'Getting Smarter with Nature'. This workshop was a proactive attempt to try and join up smart and natural city / biophilic city frameworks. It drew on appropriate digital, carbon and green/natural expertise of some 25 practitioners from across the city and region to explore the potential to combine and add value to these two different discourses for the future of the city. It was informed by a number of vignettes or narratives direct from current and emerging practice. The workshop was followed by a series of 'deeper dives' with selected experts (conducted via face to face discussions, Skype and email) to identify the unique conceptual themes that characterise the interface between smart and natural approaches. Detailed summaries were produced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation Station: Participology with Touchstone Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Innovation Station: Participology with Touchstone Group
• Lead: Joanne Leach and WP3
• Focus: using the Participology game to address questions arising from the WP2 and WP3 research
• Date Delivered: 1 July 2017, at the Touchstone Group meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation Station: Skype Session on complexity, end-user innovation and the search for value.Chris Bouch - 11 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This Skype session was about ongoing research that aimed to break through the complexity and provide visual representations of the interfaces that an urban service has with its wider environment. Theiidea was that in presenting this data to end-users, it would help them understand where their idea fits in the greater scheme of things, and help them to explore how it might be integrated with other concerns to deliver a proposal for change of sufficient weight to catch the eye and interest of the procurers and providers of urban services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation station: Two linked conference sessions at the American Association of Geographers 2017 Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact • Lead: John Bryson
• Focus: Interdependent Challenges and Urban Living: Managing Complex Cities
• Date delivered: 8 April 2017
• Conference dates: 5-9 April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 presented ULB at Ecobuild 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joanne Leach and Adriana Ortegon presented Liveable Cities (the video, City Life and City Futures) and the ULB diagnostics at Ecobuild 2018. The presentation was part of the Institution of Civil Engineers' display. It was delivered on the 7th of March 2018 at Excel, London. The audience consisted of ~20 people, about half were practicing engineers or industry/third sector and half were members of the public. The presentation has been made generally available by the event organiser. Following the event, requests for further information were received, including how the outcomes can be transferred into an engineering practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 and Richard Kenny met with Councillor Lisa Trickett, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Bryson and Richard Kenny met with Councillor Lisa Trickett (Birmingham City Council) and Piali Dasgupta (Assistant Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council) to discuss synergies between the Urban Living Project and Birmingham City Council. 20 June 2016. BCC remained involved with ULB through to the project's completion in November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Bryson chaired a meeting of 12 representatives from across business and professional service firms and banks (HSBC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 26 January 2017, John Bryson chaired a meeting of 12 representatives from across business and professional service firms and banks (HSBC) to discuss financial and business professional services and Birmingham. The focus was on housing, skills and transport and the integrated challenges facing the city (20 participated in the discussion).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson participated in Devo question time: What will Labour's metro majors do for you? Fringe event at Labour Party Conference. September 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 26 September 2016, John Bryson participated in Devo question time: What will Labour's metro majors do for you? Fringe event at Labour Party Conference. This was an organised panel discussion with three candidates standing for Mayor, The Tate on Albert Dock, Liverpool, 95 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Bryson presented ULB at the 2017 Bristol Festival of the Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Innovation Station. John Bryson presented ULB at the 2017 Bristol Festival of the Future, as part of a dedicated session on the Urban Living Partnership pilot projects. The audience was a mix of academics, practitioners and the general public. The Festival ran from the 18th to the 20th of October 2017. The ULP session was on the 20th of October.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson presented to the DFID funded ASAP-East Africa Inception Meeting and Workshop, Thursday 1 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bryson, J.R. (2018), "From Citizen to Co-innovator, from City Council to Facilitator: Integrating Urban Systems to Provide Better Outcomes for People", presentation to the DFID funded ASAP-East Africa Inception Meeting and Workshop, Thursday 1 February 2018. There were 18 participants, including 12 from East Africa. Of these, 6 were end-users including representatives from National Transport Authorities (Africa), African Bank and DFID. The rest were academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description John Bryson, Chloe Billing and Deniz Sevinc presented the ULB work to the Core Cities Smart Cities subgroup, 11 November 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, Chloe Billing and Deniz Sevinc presented the ULB work to the Core Cities Smart Cities subgroup (~10 members). The meeting was held at the Impact Hub, Birmingham, on the 11th of November 2017. This went well, the place-based characterisation was well-received and here was a robust discussion about links between health and air quality - a key interest for the group. Innovate UK are seeking scalable ideas related to urban innovations. In response, John suggested they support a pilot project where each core city appoints an 'innovation champion' for six months, citing the currently low capacity of cities to identify and scale innovations. It was noted that Innovate UK currently has a call for 'people and city services', with cities to lead bids.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson, Jon Sadler and Chloe Billing met with Councillor Lisa Trickett, Anne Shaw and Piali Dasgupta, January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 31 January 2017 John Bryson, Jon Sadler and Chloe Billing met with Councillor Lisa Trickett, Anne Shaw (Head of Transportation Strategy, Birmingham City Council) and Piali Dasgupta ( Assistant Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council) to discuss the outcome of the first stage of the ULB project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson, Miles Tight and Joanne Leach attended a workshop with academics from UNEP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. March 2017 
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 John Bryson, Miles Tight and Joanne Leach attended a workshop with academics from UNEP in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to exchange knowledge and investigate synergies with a view to developing projects. 13-14 March 2017. A research project focusing upon urban waste was submitted, but unfortunately was not funded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson, Miles Tight and Joanne Leach attended meetings with academics from USP in Sao Paulo, Brazil in March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact John Bryson, Miles Tight and Joanne Leach attended meetings with academics from USP in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to exchange knowledge and investigate synergies with a view to developing projects. 13-14 March 2017. A project with USP that included application of the Urban Living Birmingham urban challenges diagnostics method was scoped, but unfortunately was not funded; however, a knowledge transfer travel exchange was funded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 John Bryson: "What will it be like to live and work in Post-Brexit Birmingham?", Presentation and panel discussion to a session (part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science) entitled: Brexit: The Road Ahead 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "What will it be like to live and work in Post-Brexit Birmingham?", Presentation and panel discussion to a session organised as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science entitled: Brexit: The Road Ahead. Tuesday 7, November 2017, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, attended by 185 - these were members of the public and policy-makers. The session was recorded and the presentations placed on the Web. The focus of this presentation was based on Brexit and urban living in Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/colleges/socsci/events/2017/landing-brexit-the-road-ahead.as...
 
Description John Bryson: Fringe Event at the Conservative Party Conference 2016, What will the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine do for you? 
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 4 October 2016, John Bryson participated in the Fringe Event at the Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham Devo Question Time, What will the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine do for you? This was an organised panel discussion with three candidates standing for Mayor (Cllr Sean Anstee, Leader of Trafford Council (Greater Manchester, Cllr Tim Warren, Leader of Bath and NE Somerset Council (West of England), Cllr Rob Waltham, Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire Council (Greater Lincolnshire). Attendance - 85.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John Bryson: Live radio interview on local radio (BBC West Midlands) on an integrated approach to understanding the impacts of a hard and soft Brexit on Birmingham and the West Midlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact John Bryson was interviewed on live radio (BBC West Midlands) on the 27 July 2017 about an integrated approach to understanding the impacts of a hard and soft Brexit on Birmingham and the West Midlands. This generated questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson: RCUK Urban living Partnership End of Project Showcase, 19 February 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 attended the RCUK Urban living Partnership End of Project Showcase on the 19 February 2017 at the University of Leeds. The event was attended by 60 delegates drawn from the Urban Living Partnership project partners and consisting mainly of policy-makers and academics. John presented outcomes from the project, with a particular emphasis upon Participology. In a series of three mini-workshops, John played the Participology game with delegates (8 per session), consisting primarily of policymakers from Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol and Cambridge. This led to some interesting discussions and highlighted that the game could facilitate a cross city comparative discussion. The game was considered to be a useful tool for exploring and identifying inter-dependencies between systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson: The End (of the Project) is Near 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online blog by John Bryson summarising the outcomes from the Urban Living Birmingham project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://urbanlivingbirmingham.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/the-end-of-the-project-is-near/
 
Description John Bryson: invited to present and moderate two sessions at the National Renewal Birmingham Convention on Renewing the West Midlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Bryson was invited by Gisela Stuart (former Birmingham MP) to present and moderate two sessions ("Regional Assets and Innovation" and "Conclusions and Recommendations for the Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority") at the National Renewal Birmingham Convention on Renewing the West Midlands, Birmingham Business School, 19-20 July 2017. Attending were 35 delegates, mostly policymakers and practitioners as well as social enterprise representatives. This is an independent policy commission established by the Change Britain and the Common Good Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description John Bryson: live interview on BBC Coventry on an integrated approach to understanding the impacts of a hard or soft Brexit on Coventry 
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 live on live BBC radio Coventry on an integrated approach to understanding the impacts of a hard or soft Brexit on Coventry. 27 July 2017. This generated questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jonathan Clarke presented on 'Smart Cities' at the University or Warwick's 'COLONY: The Future of Living Spaces' student conference on the 8th of November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Jonathan Clarke presented on 'Smart Cities' at the University or Warwick's 'COLONY: The Future of Living Spaces' student conference on the 8th of November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Julie Christian used the Participology game within her module Communities and Social Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Innovation Station: Participology within module
• Lead: Julie Christian
• Focus: used the Participology game for her module Communities and Social Action (55 students enrolled). This was over 3 sessions: 24 January, 3rd & 10 February 2017.
• Date delivered: 24 January, 3 & 10 February 2017
• Arising outcomes: journal paper (see above)
This application gave rise to a teaching commendation award.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Julie discussed ULB with her local MP, Neil Carmichael. October 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Julie Christian discussed ULB with her local MP, Neil Carmichael, on the 13th of October 2016 (3.30pm). Neil sits on education and transportation committees and the outcome of the meeting was that ULB would feed back any relevant information to him. This will hopefully lead to a second meeting.
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 Michel Randrianandrasana attended the 2017 Traffex exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michel Randrianandrasana and the Data Discovery Centre team (http://deft153.com/) attended the 2017 Traffex exhibition in order to showcase the ULB data visualisation work on Birmingham's place-based characterisation. The exhibition took place from the 4th to the 6th of April 2017, NEC, Birmingham. This was a stand, not a formal presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mike Grace made a presentation to the Midland Trees Design Action Group (TDAG) meeting in Birmingham, 14th September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Grace made a presentation to the Midland Trees Design Action Group (TDAG) meeting in Birmingham, 14th September 2017 on the Getting Smarter with Nature concepts; leading a discussion with 15 leading practitioners and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Mike Grace. "Landscape Scale Approaches", 2nd & 3rd of November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Grace joined a two day event "Landscape Scale Approaches" in St. David's, Pembrokeshire on the 2nd & 3rd of November 2017 to share innovative work emerging on landscape scale approaches to deliver sustainable development outcomes, with a particular focus on the business community. Collaborators were; Ann Humble of the Welsh Government who described scenarios for agri and rural tourism businesses under Brexit and what this might mean for the landscape and social implications; David Burton, senior advisor for supply chains, landscape scale land management with Natural England who demonstrated the 'Agrimetrics' tool being developed with land managers to deliver more ecosystem services; and Richard Sheane and Tom Curtis of 3Keel Consulting who presented a working model of how businesses dependent on their surrounding landscapes could change decisions to improve the impact of their supply chains on the landscape and reduce the vulnerabilities to their business. Mike Grace described the 'Getting Smarter with Nature' work addressing the urban landscape and complexity of decision making. The event was also attended by Oxford academic and farmer Dr. Sarah Benyon and Pau Renfro of the Pembroke Coastal Forum who presented their approaches to community engagement and innovative farming and business practices in their unique coastal environment. This event drew on previous work in 2016 regarding landscape scale approaches and there remains a commitment to continue to share knowledge on an annual basis. From this, Mike offered some thoughts to the Welsh Government about urban landscapes, communities, integration of planning and landscape management approaches. These were incorporated into a document for their policy team (in particular the use of vacant land on a temporary basis for food production).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mike Grace. Contribution to 'Ecometrics' workshop hosted by NERC KE Fellow, Natural England and University of Oxford on 5th December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Grace contributed to the 'Ecometrics' workshop hosted by NERC KE Fellow, Natural England and University of Oxford on 5th December 2017 in Birmingham; exploring tools and models for measuring ecosystem services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mike Grace. Facilitating role at NERC Knowledge Exchange workshop on 16th February 2018, exploring 'What kind of green infrastructure do we want; building better bridges between research and practice' 
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 Mike Grace facilitated at a NERC Knowledge Exchange workshop on 16th February 2018, exploring 'What kind of green infrastructure do we want; building better bridges between research and practice'. Held at Arcadis Consulting, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mike Grace. Poster sessions on 'Getting Smarter with Nature' at the Valuing Nature conference held at the University of Edinburgh, 18th and 19th October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Grace presented a poster on 'Getting Smarter with Nature' at the Valuing Nature conference held at the University of Edinburgh, 18th and 19th October 2017 attended by over 400 participants from the UK and overseas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mike Grace: seminar presentation on 'Getting Smarter with Nature' to the Faculty of Computing, Built Environment & Engineering at Birmingham City University on 4th October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mike Grace delivered a seminar presentation on 'Getting Smarter with Nature' to the Faculty of Computing, Built Environment & Engineering at Birmingham City University on 4th October 2017; 15 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Professor Chris Rogers presented a paper entitled: Engineering Future Cities - The Value Of Extreme Scenario Methodologies 
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 a paper entitled: "Engineering Future Cities - The Value Of Extreme Scenario Methodologies" to Futures of a Complex World International Conference, 12th-13th June 2017, Turku, Finland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tony Hargreaves met Andy Thorpe, Healthy Urban Development Officer, and his colleagues Talvinder Sandhu and Conrad Parke. November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, 7th November 2017, Tony Hargreaves met Andy Thorpe, Healthy Urban Development Officer, and his colleagues Talvinder Sandhu and Conrad Parke to discuss the Travel Plan for the Midlands Metropolitan Hospital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tony Hargreaves met Conrad Parke, Partnerships and Regeneration Manager and his colleague Alan Reynolds. August 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, 23rd August 2017, Tony Hargreaves met Conrad Parke, Partnerships and Regeneration Manager and his colleague Alan Reynolds to discuss the travel and interconnectivity opportunities/challenges linked to the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital, due to open Spring 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tony Hargreaves met Francesca Silcocks, Sustainability Officer of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Conrad Parke of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, 14th November 2017, Tony Hargreaves met Francesca Silcocks, Sustainability Officer of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Conrad Parke of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to discuss progress and initial findings from the ULB travel study for the Midlands Metropolitan Hospital and next steps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tony Hargreaves met Francesca Silcocks, Sustainability Officer of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Conrad Parke of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, 26th September 2017, Tony Hargreaves met Francesca Silcocks, Sustainability Officer of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Conrad Parke of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council for an introductory meeting about Urban Living Birmingham and the proposed study of innovative mobility and interconnectivity for the forthcoming Midlands Metropolitan Hospital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tony Hargreaves met with Amir Ali, Head of Employee Benefits and Engagement, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sandwell General Hospital, 31st October 2017, Tony Hargreaves met with Amir Ali, Head of Employee Benefits and Engagement, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and discussed the mobile app and staff benefits and the possibilities of having a travel to work transport service for staff that could be booked by mobile phone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tony Hargreaves met with Shilpi Akbar, Assistant Director of Employment and her colleagues Kam Hundal, Jane Newman of the Economy Directorate, Birmingham City Council, July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Birmingham City Council, 27th July 2017, Tony Hargreaves met with Shilpi Akbar, Assistant Director of Employment and her colleagues Kam Hundal, Jane Newman of the Economy Directorate, Birmingham City Council to discuss the extent to which transport and interconnectivity is limiting the opportunities for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and lower income people in Birmingham to fully realise their potential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tony Hargreaves: Futures Network West Midlands (FNWM), 15th May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Futures Network West Midlands (FNWM), 15th May 2017, Tony Hargreaves and Miles Tight met with David Thew and Gerald Kells of FNWM to discuss the potential overlaps/linkages on spatial planning and transport between FNWM and Urban Living Birmingham.
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/