UKCRIC - CORONA: City Observatory Research platfOrm for iNnovation and Analytics

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

The CORONA project will provide the research and technical resource needed to support and unlock the research potential of the UKCRIC investment in Urban Observatories.

Cities generate the vast majority of the country's wealth and investment in its infrastructure amounts to billions each year. Cities are complex entities, with dynamic and interacting infrastructure, social and environmental aspects. Research typically focuses on single sectors, and limited timeframes and therefore is unable to understand the interwoven processes and systems.

The UKRCIC Observatories equipment grant has provided resource for sensors and observation equipment to be deployed at the whole city-scale to monitor over long timeframes an unprecedented range of variables, systems and processes. CORONA uses advances in 'smart city' technologies and the Internet of Things to enable these Observatories. However, we are not just using this data in a 'smart' way to optimise the operation of city functions (e.g. transport systems), rather using this data to build a long term understanding of the complexity of cities and infrastructure in their short and long term.

CORONA will achieve this by developing an understanding of how to apply scientific rigour to observation and learning (as one might expect in a typical laboratory) to measure a city and to start to unpick these patterns to enable decision makers, policy setters, citizens and scientists improve their understanding of how cities operate. Ultimately the research foundations put in place by CORONA and the UKCRIC equipment grants will enable us to collectively, make better decisions on investment and have a clear understanding of the potential impacts of our choices within urban areas.

To achieve our long term vision we need a solid foundation in the science of urban sensing, the collection, management and governance of the data and to establish working practices that enable local authorities, utilities, scientists, citizens and policy makers to work together. In CORONA key societal challenges facing our cities will be addressed (Air Quality, Energy, Housing) as a means to understand the practical aspects of urban monitoring and to develop a clearer picture of how this new 'urban sciences and engineering' can enable better decisions to be made that will improve quality of life and benefit the economy.

Planned Impact

This research expects to make impact across a number of communities:

Industrial Practice
The concept of the Urban Observatories has received significant support from UKCRIC's industrial partners. Atkins, Arup, Buro Happold, Arjuna etc. are among many who have already attended Urban Observatory workshops. Our approach to ensuring this impact is through close collaboration with partners to enable us to understand emerging technologies, user needs, evolving policy drivers and key decisions on the horizon. Our Industrial Challenge workshops will identify key urban and infrastructure challenges for industry and identify how the Urban Observatory might help address them. The place-based observatories already established at Newcastle, Sheffield and Bristol as the means to establish, maintain and sustain partnerships across academia, industry, public sector and the third sector in order to improve cities and their infrastructure. CORONA will support the initiation of the 2nd wave of observatories in Cranfield, Manchester and Birmingham. These provide a platform to facilitate open knowledge-sharing and discussions to speed up the process of innovation in each urban area.

The Wider Public
A key aim of the UKCRIC Observatories and CORONA is ultimately to deliver improved quality of life and health to UK citizens. Our partnerships with industry, local and national government, and the third sector will de-risk innovation, improve understanding of how infrastructure performs in real environments, and provide the evidence base to improve decision-making in cities. We are in an outstanding position to achieve this through our local and national partnerships that underpin our Observatories. These place-based activities will be complemented by widely available material including open data platforms (http://uoweb1.ncl.ac.uk), digital media and educational material. We will also collaborate in high profile events such as the Great Exhibition of the North 2018 to showcase the work being done in this sector to a wide audience.

Local and National Government
Government Departments and bodies such as DCLG, Defra, and the Environment Agency (EA), are key stakeholders in ensuring long-term benefit from this research as part of their ongoing remits. Involvement with workshops will include appropriate members of DCLG, Defra, the Environment Agency as well as local partners and relevant city council departments. Ongoing engagement with government bodies above will be maintained through CORONA's links established in the workshops and a policy briefing document will be created and developed in the last year of the programme in collaboration with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Additionally, we shall also engage with the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee and especially in relation to its activities in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Smart Cities.

Publications

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Title Exposure of data - real time portrayal of artistic interpretation of air quality as part of Great Exhibition (at Central Station) 
Description Exposure of data - real time portrayal of artistic interpretation of air quality as part of Great Exhibition (at Central Station) 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Part of the Great Exhibition of the North. 
 
Title Great Exhibition of the North Every Thing Every Time 
Description What stories can be uncovered from a city using the data generated by its visitors, residents and workers? every thing every time takes information from our interactions to tell a new story about the people and places of Newcastle. Watch how the real-time data measuring fluctuations including weather, traffic and travel is used to generate a poem that's written in real time and displayed on a large scale outside the Theatre Royal. Can we see the urban landscape differently through the technologies that quantify it - the work by artist Naho Matsuda questions the role of data in our lives as well as its use and value. EVERY THING EVERY TIME - Stories from the city. every thing every time is an artwork by the artist Naho Matsuda, commissioned by Great Exhibition of the North with support from FutureEverything, Manchester With thanks to the Urban Observatory at Newcastle University, and RASKL. nahomatsuda.com futureeverything.org 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact A lot of public awareness 
URL https://getnorth2018.com/previous-events/every-thing-every-time/
 
Title Large scale projection of real time data 
Description Exposure of data - real time portrayal of artistic interpretation of air quality as part of Great Exhibition (at Central Station) 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Raising awareness 
 
Title Poetry installation as part of the Great Exhibition 
Description Poetry installation as part of the Great Exhibition 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Exposure of data as part of Great Exhibition 
 
Description Design and Development of a platform and shared API for urban observation including packaged containers for deployment.
Understanding of the processes to enable experimentation in cities including governance and interaction with key stakeholders.
Greater understanding of the modes of deployment of IoT monitoring systems in cities, the pitfalls and necessary preparatory work with stakeholders
Development of rapid system for energy modelling using mobile sensing platform, thermal imaging and LIDAR.
Greater understanding of the source appointment of key contaminants in urban environments and appreciation of the performance parameters of large scale IoT Air quality monitoring equipment.
Development of a framework for citizen involvement in urban monitoring systems.
Exploitation Route Systems developed as part of this programme are already being developed further for other cities
Secondary funding for expanding the network from the city to the region has been secured.
Follow on funding to expand the work at the national level from the DfT has been awarded.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport

 
Description Awareness of environmental systems in cities. Data is being used by community groups to understand air quality impacts and to develop local government plans. City councils have used the system and the data to understand and plan for decisions (pedestrianisation) and to analyse the impact of temporary closures and to generate evidence for long term policy change.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description C Rogers. Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology on the meaning and delivery of Smart Cities to guide national Government policy. 10 Feb 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Geospatial Data Infrastructure Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Geospatial Data Infrastructure Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Submission to Transport Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Ambulant
Amount £65,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description CONNECTED CAPABILITIES FUND
Amount £4,900,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 07/2021
 
Description Centre for Digital Citizens - Next Stage Digital Economy Centre
Amount £3,797,252 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T022582/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 09/2025
 
Description Clean Air Programme - Modelling for Exposure (Multi-Lot
Amount £550,000 (GBP)
Organisation Meteorological Office UK 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 11/2021
 
Description Data Integration Model for Estimating Exposure funded by Meteorological Office (Manchester Urban Observatory)
Amount £550,000 (GBP)
Organisation Meteorological Office UK 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Description EDIF: Towards an Urban Digital Twin for Transport
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience
Amount £6,641,024 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S023666/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 09/2027
 
Description EPSRC IAA: Integrating Air Quality measurements into the Birmingham Urban Observatory.
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description FAIRWATER
Amount £3,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Ofwat 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 04/2025
 
Description Future Cities Catapult Data Scientist
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Future Cities Catapult Limited 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description Higher Education Investment Fund (UKRI) Connected Capability Fund
Amount £4,900,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description ICase PhD Award
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Individual health and the health of places
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Integrating Altasense technologies into the UKCRIC Birmingham Urban Observatory
Amount £42,657 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Low Cost IoT AQ Sensing Networks
Amount £90,207 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Department Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Monitoring Impacts of Sustainable Travel Interventions, Manchester City Council (Manchester Urban Observatory)
Amount £103,000 (GBP)
Organisation Manchester City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Monitoring the effect of air purification in primary schools (Manchester Urban Observatory)
Amount £32,000 (GBP)
Organisation Philips Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Netherlands
Start 08/2019 
End 07/2020
 
Description PYRAMID: Platform for dYnamic, hyper-resolution, near-real time flood Risk AssessMent Integrating repurposed and novel Data sources
Amount £787,199 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V00378X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description PitchIn
Amount £5,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description REBUSCOV
Amount £95,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description Rubicon
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description TRACK: Transport Risk Assessment for COVID Knowledge
Amount £1,374,632 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V032658/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 02/2022
 
Description The Internet of Things (IoT), as a tool for decision support in environmental system (Manchester Urban Observatory )/ Bolashaq Scholarship ( Dinara Zhunissova)
Amount £62,676 (GBP)
Organisation Bolashak Group 
Sector Private
Country Kazakhstan
Start 08/2021 
End 08/2025
 
Description The Relationship Between Health and Social Mobility, Social Cohesion and Social Capital (Manchester Urban Observatory)
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2022
 
Description Topic A: Open CLimate IMpacts modelling framework (OpenCLIM)
Amount £1,869,001 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/T013931/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description UK-Australia Centre in a Secure Internet of Energy: Supporting Electric Vehicle Infrastructure at the "Edge" of the Grid
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W003325/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2022 
End 12/2024
 
Description Understanding wellbeing in Brent Cross (Manchester Urban Observatory)
Amount £77,000 (GBP)
Organisation Argent Energy 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 10/2021
 
Description Using big data to understand wellbeing and public spaces (Manchester Urban Observatory; Mushtahid Salam)
Amount £62,676 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2024
 
Title Birmingham Urban Observatory data portal 
Description Open data platform showing environmental data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact evidence based decision making and open data for community 
URL https://data.birminghamurbanobservatory.com/map/platforms
 
Title Bristol urban observatory data platform 
Description air quality data from citizen science kits 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact community engagement in sensing 
URL https://bristolairquality.co.uk/
 
Title CCTV static Image library 
Description OVer 5,000,000 CCTV images from 420 cameras around Newcastle upon Tyne 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Open API enabling researcher, public and government to access data. 
URL http://api.newcastle.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/camera
 
Title Cranfield urban observatory data platform 
Description Cranfield urban observatory data platform 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact evidence based decision making and community/stakeholder participation 
URL https://www.livinglab.ac.uk/
 
Title Data from: On the use of random graphs in analysing resource utilization in urban systems 
Description Urban resource models increasingly rely on implicit network formulations. Resource consumption behaviours documented in the existing empirical studies are ultimately by-products of the network abstractions underlying these models. Here we present an analytical formulation and examination of a generic demand-driven network model that accounts for the effectiveness of resource utilisation and its implications for policy levers in addressing resource management in cities. We establish simple limiting boundaries to systems' resource effectiveness. These limits are found not to be a function of system size and to be simply determined by the system's average ability to maintain resource quality through its transformation processes. We also show that resource utilisation in itself does not enjoy considerable size efficiencies with larger and more diverse systems only offering increased chances of finding matching demand and supply between existing sectors in the system. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL http://datadryad.org/stash/dataset/doi:10.5061/dryad.kwh70rz0n
 
Title Manchester urban observatory data platform 
Description Manchester Urban Observatory open data platform sh 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Evidence based decision making and community/stakeholder collaboration 
URL https://manchester-i.com/
 
Title Urban Flows urban observatory data platform ( Sheffield) 
Description Urban Flows urban observatory data platform ( Sheffield)- environmental data from Sheffield 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact evidence based decision making & community./ stakeholder participation 
URL http://ufportal.shef.ac.uk
 
Title Urban Observatory Environmental Data 
Description The UK's largest collection of Urban Environmental Monitoring data at http://newcastle.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/. 1,000,000,000+ records 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Over 4,000,000 downloads. 
URL http://newcastle.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/.
 
Description C Rogers and D Hunt. University of Birmingham and United Utilities. 
Organisation United Utilities Group PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Professor Chris Rogers, Dr Dexter Hunt and two Liveable Cities PhD research students met with two senior staff of United Utilities to discuss collaboration. The various methodologies created over the past ~18 years were discussed in the context of a large water company. University of Birmingham is contributing research, capacity and capabilities.
Collaborator Contribution United Utilities is contributing staff time, mentorship, access to data, access to case study sites, and training for the research students.
Impact The expected outputs are two PhD theses, an as yet unknown number of publications and conference presentations. The expected outcome is embedding research methodologies into company practice. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, combining Civil Engineering and Governance.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Data sharing agreement with WS Atkins 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have entered into a collaborative partnership with Atkins to look at smart city data applications. We will be working with them providing data and test bed for future smart city applications and developments
Collaborator Contribution We have entered into a collaborative partnership with Atkins to look at smart city data applications. We will be working with them providing data and test bed for future smart city applications and developments
Impact Mini-workshop has been held
Start Year 2018
 
Description Digital Twin Proof of Concept 
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of DT workflow
Collaborator Contribution Co-creation of workflow and financial contribution
Impact DT POC and workflow
Start Year 2018
 
Description MoU with Palas 
Organisation Palas
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Air quality demonstration site
Collaborator Contribution Equipment
Impact Air quality demonstration site
Start Year 2019
 
Description MoU with Software AG 
Organisation Software AG
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of projects related to urban data and software integration
Collaborator Contribution Provision of software and expertise
Impact Provision of software and expertise
Start Year 2018
 
Description MoU with WS Atkins 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of projects related to urban data and software integration
Collaborator Contribution Development of use cases for urban data deployment
Impact Development of projects related to urban data and software integration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research Pilot with Aguardio 
Organisation Aguardio
Country Denmark 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Water consumtion
Collaborator Contribution Staff time
Impact Water consumption reserach
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research Pilot with Amey 
Organisation Amey PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposed Network of Road Surface Temperature Sensors
Collaborator Contribution Staff time commitment to undertake research
Impact Proposed Network of Road Surface Temperature Sensors
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research Pilot with Future Cities Catapult 
Organisation Future Cities Catapult Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Co-development of tech totem technology and deployment in the city
Collaborator Contribution Co-investment in development of totem technology
Impact Co-investment in development of totem technology
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research Pilot with Network Rail 
Organisation Network Rail Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposed Network of Moisture Sensors
Collaborator Contribution Deployment and use of network
Impact Deployment and use of network
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research Pilot with Nexus 
Organisation Nexus
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Installation and development of people monitoring equipment and associated analytics in Monument Metro Station
Collaborator Contribution Capital investment in building works to accommodate installation, access to networks and shared data
Impact Capital investment in building works to accommodate installation, access to networks and shared data
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research Pilot with Port of Tyne 
Organisation Port Of Tyne Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of research pilot deploying AQ sensors in the port
Collaborator Contribution Access to facilities, installation
Impact Access to facilities, installation
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research pilot for Manchester City Council 
Organisation Manchester City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hosting of city datasets, development of data service
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and data
Impact Hosting of city datasets, development of data service
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research pilot with National Cyber Security Centre 
Organisation National Cyber Security Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Exploration of technological and privacy risks arising from smart building technologies
Collaborator Contribution Staff time commitment to undertake research
Impact joint research pilot
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research pilot with Phillips / Global Action Plan 
Organisation Global Action Plan
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Air quality impacts of purifiers in schools
Collaborator Contribution Funding to cover staff time
Impact Air quality impacts of purifiers in schools
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research pilot with TfGM 
Organisation Transport for Greater Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Air quality impacts of active transport infrastructure
Collaborator Contribution Staff time
Impact Air quality impacts of active transport infrastructure
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCase studentship 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fully funded iCase studentship
Collaborator Contribution BIM/ GIS integration
Impact Studentship
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCase studentship 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fully funded iCase studentship
Collaborator Contribution Modelling sensors from the the kitchen sink to the national grid
Impact funded studentship
Start Year 2018
 
Title Github Repository of DOCKER images for CORONA 
Description Software images for observatories 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Docker images containerising the core databases systems, UI and micro-services systems for deploying UO software stack 
URL https://github.com/urbanobservatory/
 
Title UO data portal 
Description Data Portal 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Updated Urban Observatory Portal 
URL http://newcastle.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/
 
Title USB Interface 
Description Web interface and 3D model of USB and data 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Public interface to USB data streams and visualisation 
 
Title Urban Observatory API 
Description Updated API for UO data 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Updated API for Urban Observatory 
URL http://newcastle.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/api_docs/
 
Title Worked API examples 
Description API examples notebooks 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Several worked examples of using the API for data analytic tasks 
 
Description 'Sensor Networks to understand the impact of COVID' At Institute of Physics (online webinar event) 3rd Nov 2020 (Manchester Urban Observatory) 
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 online webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=980478&eventID=1558&CSPCHD=00200100...
 
Description Alan Turing Institute Presentation/Panel 
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 Presenation and Panel discussion on Digital Twins for ATI AI for Society and Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Analyst North East Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Summer conference keynote speaker (Jennine Joncyzk/Luke Smith)
Engagement/profile raising
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Briefing to the West of England Combined Authority Heads of Transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion with the UK Civil Services at a Briefing to the West of England Combined Authority Heads of Transport to raise awareness of the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Bouch. 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment. 3-4 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Bouch attended the 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment on 3rd and 4th February 2021, and presented a paper entitled Creating Business Models for Green Infrastructure. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Pipebots and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers and D Hunt. Meeting with United Utilities. 26 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers, Dr Dexter Hunt and two Liveable Cities Research Students met with two senior staff of United Utilities on 26th January 2021 to discuss potential plans for collaboration. The various methodologies created over the past ~18 years were discussed in the context of a large water company. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, S-RC, Pipebots, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers and J Leach. International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden 
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 and Joanne Leach attended the International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 - Joining Forces for Change, 10-13 September 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, and ran a 90-minute Workshop Session entitled "Towards the Establishment of a New Transdisciplinary Area of Scholarship in Infrastructure and Cities". This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers and J Leach. UKCRIC: Living with COVID and Climate Change - impact on cities and infrastructure. 4 August 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers and Dr Joanne Leach attended a workshop entitled UKCRIC: Living with COVID and Climate Change - impact on cities and infrastructure on 4th August 2020 with ~30, mainly practitioners, in attendance. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were introduced in discussions relating to the workshop topic. The workshop formed the basis of a UKCRIC report available at www.ukcric.com/insights/rethinking-infrastructure-and-cities-for-a-covid-19-world-a-ukcric-prospectus. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers et al hosted Dan Murray USEPA on 21 Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Rogers, Chris Bouch and Lis Shrimpton hosted Dan Murray of the US Environmental Protection Agency on 21st November 2019 and introduced the full suite of UKCRIC methodologies that might be applied to any system intervention, whether the introduction of Pipebots or otherwise
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers et al. Cities Methodologies presentations at ICE. 20 May 2019 
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, Chris Bouch and Marianna Cavada presented the full suite of city methodologies to 20 professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds and took part in workshop discussions on 20th May 2019 at the Institution of Civil Engineers
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC UO and UKCRIC CORONA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers et al. Cities Workshop with Costain. 15 May 2019. Birmingham 
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, Chris Bouch, Lewis Makana and Marianna Cavada presented the full suite of city methodologies to eight professionals with different specialisms from Costain on 15th May 2019 at Winterbourne House, Birmingham.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS and UKCRIC CORONA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers et al. MSc in Sustainable Construction module. U of Birmingham. 2-6 Mar 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chris Rogers, Joanne Leach, Chris Bouch, Mike Goodfellow-Smith, Dexter Hunt, Marianna Cavada, Giovani Palafox and Lis Shrimpton delivered lectures on the findings from the sustainable, resilient and liveable cities research portfolio led by the University of Birmingham from 2003-present to the Sustainable Construction MSc module to 102 students from 2nd - 6th March.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC UO, UKCRIC CORONA, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers et al. Meeting with Oxford U. 28 May 2019 
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, David Chapman, Nicole Metje, Nigel Cassidy and others met with three academics from Oxford University on 28th May 2019 and described the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers et al. Sustainable Construction MSc module 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chris Rogers, Joanne Leach, Chris Bouch, Mike Goodfellow-Smith, Dexter Hunt, Marianna Cavada, Giovani Palafox and Lis Shrimpton delivered lectures on the findings from the sustainable, resilient and liveable cities research portfolio led by the University of Birmingham from 2003-present to the Sustainable Construction MSc module to 100 students from 22nd - 26th March 2021.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC UO, UKCRIC CORONA, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. 16th International Trenchless Technology Research Colloquium. Florence, Italy, 27-28 Sept 2019 
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 Chris Rogers attended the 16th International Trenchless Technology Research Colloquium in Florence, Italy, 27th-28th September. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. 1st Water Engineering Science & Technology (WEST) Conference on 16th March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers gave a presentation entitled 'Assessing The Underworld - Three Interdependent Infrastructures' to the 1st Water Engineering Science & Technology (WEST) Conference on 16th March 2022 and took part in a Q&A session organised by OFWAT. The conference was attended by 250 delegates consisting of water industry practitioners and professionals.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description C Rogers. 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment. 3-4 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment on 3rd and 4th February 2021. He presented a paper entitled Interconnected Green Infrastructure Corridors - A Route to Car-Free Cities and attended an extended panel discussion on The Case for Change - How Trees can contribute to Resilient Cities for People and Place. These plenary sessions were attended by 650 delegates, the vast majority of which were practitioners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. Birmingham City Council. 19 Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a meeting with a Senior Public Health practitioner and Councillor from Birmingham City Council on 19th August 2020 to discuss the engineering cities to improve the health and welbeing of people. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were presented and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Birmingham Energy Institute, City/WM REDI and Air Quality: action plan. 8th July 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a workshop entitled Birmingham Energy Institute, City/WM REDI and Air Quality: action plan discussion on 8th July 2020 in which he described to an audience of ~10 academics from different disciplines the various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Birmingham Urban Observatory. 4 Apr 2019 
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 presented the UKCRIC methodologies and the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC UO, iBUILD, UF, S-RC and ULB to 7 researchers engaged in green infrastructure case studies on 4th April 2019 with the aim of generating collaboration with the Birmingham Urban Observatory.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC UO and UKCRIC CORONA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Blue Green Infrastructure. 15 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a meeting on 15th February 2021 on Blue Green Infrastructure with approximately 30 participants consisting primarily of urban professionals, from many disciplinary backgrounds, and academics. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and are to feature in a Manual on Blue Green Infrastructure. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. CIRIA workshops. Dec 2019 - Apr 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a sequence of four workshops organised by the Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA) between December 2019 and April 2020 to draft a practice guidance note (RP1090) entitled Improving Performance of Linear Assets through Green Infrastructure. He introduced the various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years, as well as the findings from his work on green infrastructure.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and Self-Repairing Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description C Rogers. Circular Economy. West Midlands Combined Authority. 19 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a meeting on 19th February 2021 on waste-flows and the Circular Economy organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority with 30 urban practioners and academics. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years, along with specific research findings on the urban metabolism, were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. Connected an Autonomous Vehicles. 1st July 2021 
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 workshop on Connected an Autonomous Vehicles on 1st July 2021 attended by 10 automotive practitioners and academics. He delivered a presentation entitled 'Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Transforming future cities' urban metabolisms?' and held a Q&A session. The presentation formed the basis of three workshop sessions. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past 20 years, along with specific research findings on Sustainable Cities and Communities, formed the basis of the presentation.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, S-RC and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. EPSRC and NIHR. 11 Jan and 8 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended two three-hour workshops (on 11th January and 8th February 2021) organised by EPSRC and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) attended by ~60 academics from a wide range of disciplines. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and featured in the workshop discussions. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. EPSRC consultation for Engineering Healthier Cities. 16 September 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part as one of nine senior academics in an EPSRC consultation on the future research direction for Engineering Healthier Cities on 16th September 2020. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. East-West Rail Workshop. 1 Aug 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended a UKCRIC East-West Rail Workshop on 1st August during which he disseminated the findings from his research portfolio with ~20 UKCRIC academic partners and ~10 railway practitioners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Future Infrastructure Challenges for Sustainable Cities organised by the Centre for Researching Cities at Newcastle University on 19th April 2021 
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 Professor Chris Rogers attended a seminar entitled Future Infrastructure Challenges for Sustainable Cities organised by the Centre for Researching Cities at the University of Newcastle-upon on 19th April 2021 attended by ~30 academics and urban policy-makers from a wide range of disciplines. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past 20 years, along with specific research findings on Sustainable Cities and Communities, were presented, following which he took part in a panel discussion.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, S-RC, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. Health and wellbeing of people workshops. Jul, Oct, Nov 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers led a series of three workshops on 2nd July, 20th October and 11th November 2020 with ~50 city stakeholders representing a wide range of urban professionals who work on cities with an aspiration to improve the health and wellbeing of people. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. InSIS-UKCRIC Workshop. Oxford University. 12-13 November 2019 
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 attended an InSIS-UKCRIC Workshop hosted by the Institute for Science Innovation and Society (InSIS) at Oxford University on 12th and 13th November 2019 attended by ~20 academics and practitioners. He disseminated the findings from his infrastructure and cities research portfolio.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC UO and Self-Repairing Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Innovate UK - QT-Hub. Birmingham 1 Jul 2019 
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 attended a visit by 2 staff of Innovate UK to discuss collaboration at the University of Birmingham Quantum Technologies Hub UK on 1st July 2019, at which he described his current research portfolio.
This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Institution of Civil Engineers. UK to Net Zero. 15 Sep 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a half-day workshop hosted on 15th September 2020 by the Institution of Civil Engineers, and involving ~20 practitioners and academics, on the role of civil engineers in helping to move the UK to Net Zero. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. International No-Dig 2019 Conference. 30 Sep-2 Oct 2019. Florence, Italy. 2 presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the International No Dig 2019 Conference - the 37th International Conference on Trenchless Technologies, 30th September-2nd October 2019, Florence, Italy, and presented two papers.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Interview for New Civil Engineer. 3 April 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was interviewed by Joshua Stein for an article in response to the reported reduction in construction industry spend on research and development in the past year. The article appeared in New Civil Engineer on 3rd April 2020. New Civil Engineer is circulated to all 90,000 members of the Institution of Civil Engineers. This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Issues being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on plans for Smart Cities. Dubai 15 July 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a live panel session entitled "Issues being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on plans for Smart Cities" broadcast in Dubai on 15th July 2020 in which he Dr Sabih Getea Khisaf (Head of Engineering Middle East and North Africa, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.) were posed a series of questions by a local journalist and subsequently answered listener's questions. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham City Councils. Sept - Nov 2020 
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 Professor Chris Rogers attended a series of meetings between September and November 2020 with representatives from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham City Councils and urban professionals who work in these places on engineering cities to improve the health and welbeing of people. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure. 29th March 2021 
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 Professor Chris Rogers attended an evening panel meeting on Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure on 29th March 2021 representing UKCRIC and the Institution of Civil Engineers attended by ~50 urban practitioners and policy makers. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years, along with specific research findings on ecosystem services, green infrastructure and its (robotic) maintenance, were presented and discussed.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, S-RC, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. No-Dig 2019 Conference, Florence, Italy 
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 Chris Rogers attended the International No Dig 2019 Conference - the 37th International Conference on Trenchless Technologies, 30th September-2nd October 2019, Florence, Italy, and engaged in panel discussions at two sessions with ~60 practitioners and academics in attendance.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. PLEXUS stakeholder event, Birmingham. 3 Jul 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers hosted the Annual PLEXUS Stakeholder Event on 3rd July 2019 in Birmingham, attended by academics from a range of universities and ~20 industry practitioners, during which he disseminated the findings from his infrastructure and cities research portfolio. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Pre-recorded presentation and panel discussion for a session: "The Future of Cities: Green Buildings and Sustainable Infrastructure". 8 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers provided a pre-recorded presentation and took part in a Panel discussion for a session entitled The Future of Cities: Green Buildings and Sustainable Infrastructure on 8th February 2021 at the Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science International Conference representing UKRI. The session was attended primarily by academics and scientists. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. Presentation on cities research and UKCRIC. Healthcare Strategic Advisory. 26 Jun 2019 Birmingham 
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 delivered a presentation on his cities research portfolio and UKCRIC to the ~30 strong EPSRC Healthcare Strategic Advisory Team, consisting of academics and some industry practitioners, on 26th June 2019 in Birmingham, followed by questions and discussion on the potential for infrastructure and the built environment to contribute to the healthcare agenda.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC UO and UKCRIC CORONA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Stratford on Avon climate and transport action groups. 19 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers and the Liveable Cities Research Group met with three representatives from Stratford on Avon climate and transport action groups on 19th January 2021 to discuss potential plans to reform the transport systems operating in the town. The various methodologies created over the past ~18 years were discussed in the context of a large town that serves as a tourist destination. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change organised by the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham. March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a series of three three-hour seminars on Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change organised by the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham on 3rd. 16th and 18th March 2021 attended by ~70 academics and urban policy-makers from a wide range of disciplines. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past 20 years, along with specific research findings on Sustainable Cities and Communities, were presented at the third of these seminars, following which he took part in a one-hour panel discussion.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, S-RC, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. TRT World Roundtable. Net Zero: Car-Free Cities. 27-28 Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a 30-minute TV debate as part of the TRT World Roundtable series focussing on Net Zero. The debate was hosted by David Frost and along with Chris Rogers (representing Liveable Cities and the University of Birmingham) the panel members were Christian Woolmar (journalist specialising on the History of Transport Policy), Danny Harris (Executive Director of Transport Alternatives, New York), and Ian Taylor (Director, Alliance of British Drivers) broadcast by TRT World (Sky Channel 516) on 27th and 28th February 2020. The episode is available on YouTube at the URL given. TRT World has a global audience of 260 million in 190 countries.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxE0UJ9cfjUD_FLJkxKaH5w/search?query=car-free
 
Description C Rogers. UK Prevention Research Partnership workshop in London. 24 Sep 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended a UK Prevention Research Partnership workshop in London on 24th September 2019, where he disseminated his research on sustainable, resilient and liveable cities and deliverd a short presentation, as an elevator pitch, on UKCRIC and its cities methodologies for an infrastructure or city systems intervention. The audience of ~100 were primarily academics from communities other than engineering.
This served as dissemination from UF, LC, iBUILD, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA and UKCRIC UO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Cambridge. 7th November 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Cambridge on 7th November 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in London. 3rd December 2019. 
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 attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in London on 3rd December 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands meeting, Birmingham UK. 31 Jul 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Birmingham on 31st July 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands meeting, Southampton UK. 3 Sep 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Southampton on 3rd September 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC CIM Launch 17 Jun 2019 Leeds 
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 attended the launch of the UKCRIC Centre for Infrastructure Materials on 17th June 2019 in Leeds, at which he delivered the UKCRIC presentation and took part in workshop sessions during which he communicated the thinking behind and the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. The audience of 30 delegates consisted of urban practitioners and academics.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC International Advisory Board. 11-12 March 2020 
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 attended a sequence of teleconference calls with the UKCRIC International Advisory Board on 11th and 12th March 2020 during which he disseminated findings from his infrastructure and cities research portfolio. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC TRAINRig. Derby 19 Jun 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers delivered the UKCRIC presentation at the launch of the UKCRIC TRAINRig, hosted by the University of Birmingham in Derby, on 19th June 2019 and took part in individual discussions during which he communicated the thinking behind and the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. The audience of 30 delegates consisted primarily of urban practitioners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC mtg with Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers.18 Feb 2020. London 
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 attended a UKCRIC meeting with the Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers and his senior colleagues on 18th February 2020 in London, during which he disseminated his findings from his UKCRIC research portfolio.
This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO and Pipebots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKRI Cities Workshop. Leeds 10 Jun 2019 
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 attended the UKRI Cities Workshop in Leeds on 10th June 2019 at which he outlined thinking on Liveable Cities, iBUILD, UKCRIC and ULB in a plenary Q&A session and via individual conversations. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC UO, UKCRIC CORONA and ULB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UoB Open Day. 28 Jun 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended an Open Day for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students on campus at the University of Birmingham on 28th June 2019. He described his research portfolio to ~30 prospective students and parents. This served as dissemination from LC, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC UO, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Urban Assemblage: The City as Architecture, Media, AI and Big Data Conference on 28th June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a session at the Urban Assemblage: The City as Architecture, Media, AI and Big Data Conference on 28th June 2021 attended by ~10 academics and urban designers at which a joint paper entitled 'A Smart System Approach for Urban Engineering' was presented and a Q&A session was held. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past 20 years, along with specific research findings on Sustainable Cities and Communities, were presented, following which he took part in a panel discussion.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. Urban Observatories International Symposium, Newcastle. 4 Mar 2020 
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 Chris Rogers attended the Urban Observatories international Symposium on 4th March 2020 in Newcastle, during which he disseminated the lessons from his research in the plenary discussion sessions to an audience of ~50 split evenly between academics and practitioners.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC UO and UKCRIC CORONA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Water Engineering Professors Workshop. Leeds. 24 Jun 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the Water Engineering Professors Workshop in Leeds on 24th June 2019, and took part table and plenary discussions on water industry research needs, during which he communicated the thinking behind and the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. The audience of 20 delegates consisted of academics. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Workshop to establish EPSRC-funded Circular Economy Hub. 28-29 April 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a two-day workshop to establish the foundations for the EPSRC-funded Circular Economy Hub on 28th and 29th April 2020. He introduced to an audience of ~50 stakeholders, a mix of academics and practitioners from different disciplines, the various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years, as well as the findings from his work on the urban metabolism. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Taylor. 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan in October 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Colin Taylor delivered a presentation entitled "Theoretical framing of the seismic robustness and resilience of smart cities and infrastructure" to the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan in October 2021.
This served as dissemination from PLEXUS and CORONA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Cities Panel @ Bluedot event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach activities at festival; Raise awareness of the UO and UKCRIC in general
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cities Research Theme Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch of the University's research theme in Cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cities Workshop at the Ordnance Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cities Workshop at the Ordnance Survey with cross-disciplinary academics for project planning and discussion of new proposals and networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Clark Lecture 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers hosted the Clark Lecture and half-day workshops and meetings with Professor Phil Blythe (Chief Scientific Advisor to the DfT) on 11th June 2019. Detailed discussions on the UoB research included the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. This was also displayed in the 90 minutes before, and after, the evening lecture to the 120 attendees, consisting on a mixture of academics from a wide range of disciplines, industrialists and lay people. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cranfield Paris Airshow stand - theme aviation and the environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibition stand and discussions at the Cranfield Paris Airshow stand - theme aviation and the environment to raise awareness and promotion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DAFNI Geovation Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and panel discussion around integrating data from UK Observatories and DAFNI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DREAM Challenge Week: Talk/hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact DREAM Challenge Week Talk/hackathon
Outcomes: Use of data and tools, awareness; Developed 3 prototype systems using data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Data Research Theme Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of the University's research theme in Data to local stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DataJam Northeast: Hack type event with government and other stakeholders 
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 DataJam Northeast Hack type event with government and other stakeholders to increase awareness of data, development of prototype tools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Debate - decarbonisation in the Sheffield City Region 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Short online presentation, followed by a debate and discussion about how decarbonisation can be tackled in the Sheffield City Region. The session was hosted by the Joint Professional Engineering Institutions in South Yorkshire. Approximately 100 people attended the session online, which sparked lots of questions and discussion afterwards. In addition, after the session a Housing Officer at Sheffield City Region reached out to ask for more information about the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nearyou.imeche.org/eventdetail?id=18671
 
Description Digital Twin workshop Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop on digital twins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discussion panel with UK Civil Service Head of Geography 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion panel with UK Civil Service Head of Geography to raise awareness and discuss opportunities for data integration into current government practice and the skills gap
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Edie Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Display at event to raise awareness and promote the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Evening reception at British High Commission (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
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 evening reception at British High Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GISRUK 2019 Hosting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International conference on geodata
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.newcastle.gisruk.org/
 
Description Great Exhibition Podcast 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast on the observatory as part of the Great Exhibiiton of the North
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://futureeverything.org/art/entry/naho-matsuda-every-thing-every-time-getn/
 
Description How cities learn.' Centre of Architecture and Metropolitan Planning, Prague (Manchester Urban Observatory) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ISPRS Smart City Data Keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated further queries and discussions with team members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.isprs2020-nice.com/index.php/virtualevent-2/
 
Description Innovate UK delegation: Lecture and discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Innovate UK delegation: Lecture and discussion to develop awareness and influence research agenda of the funding body
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Insights public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture on data and data collection in cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview about urban monitoring to raise awareness of urban observatories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote ACM SigSpatial Seattle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote ACM SigSpatial Seattle to researchers and practitioners to develop awareness and influence research direction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Smart and Future Cities 
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 Talk on smart city monitoring as part of this international event. Made in conjunction with the Head of Place at Newcastle City Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote lecture at Smart to Future Cities Conference (Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Profile raising
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote speech (Lee Chapman) Building Urban Climate Resilience: An Urban Observatory Approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chapman, L. (2019) Building Urban Climate Resilience: An Urban Observatory Approach. RMetS Student Conference, July 4th-5th, Birmingham, UK. (Invited Keynote)
Discussion with next generation of atmospheric scientists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MHCLG Smart Communities Advsory Board 
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 Advisory Board to Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Meeting at CREATE Lab MIT (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
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 Meeting at CREATE Lab MIT to create new research collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at CREATE lab (CARE) (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
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 Meeting at CREATE lab (CARE) to create a new research partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description N8 Net Zero North Webinar Presentation & Panel Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 40 people attended a N8 organised webinar, where the role of retrofit in delivering net zero was debated following presentations. The presentations sparked questions and discussion from the audience, and resulted in the project PI being invited to join an Oversight Committee for a Climate Jury that was put together my the Northern Housing Consortium to debate retrofit measures in social housing. The session was also recorded and made available on N8's website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.n8research.org.uk/webinar-built-infrastructure-net-zero/
 
Description NCAS DEFRA AQ EVENT 
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 NCAS Air Quality meeting - small sensors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Newcastle Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at Pint of Science event (Phil James)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NorthMOST Transport Modelling workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture (Phil James) to 50 academics and members of the general public to raise awareness of the Urban Observatories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northern Bee Keepers annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote lecture on monitoring the environment (Phil James) to bee keepers
Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northern Beekeepers Association Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invitied Speaker on Air Quality and monitoring in cities as part of the Northern Beekeepers associatuon AGM and conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nebees.org/
 
Description Northumbria Water Innovation Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated and presented at NWG innovation festival around data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Outreach@Bluedot 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach activities at Festival
Raise awareness of the Urban Observatories and UKCRIC in general
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oxford AQ meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Air quality meeting hosted at Oxford University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel debate at CARe 2018 Hong Hong (Glendinning) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Profile raising, sparked interest and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://care2018.ust.hk/index.php/report01/
 
Description Panel discussion on urban data platforms, EU SCC EIP Lyon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Engagement with the international community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel discussion on urban data platforms, Sabadell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion and presentation on Urban data platforms.
Engagement with the international community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in Spark 2019 Hong Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and hands-on workshop to raise awareness in Hong Kong, make connections with the British Council, schools, academics and policy makers in Hong Kong
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/spark
 
Description Pint of Science event Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 40 people attended a talk on air quality as part of the Pint of Science event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/
 
Description Pint of Science talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pint of Science talk on the Urban Observatory and Air Qualityon 20th May 2019 to the General Public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Podcast as part of the Great Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Podcast as part of the Great Exhibition to raise profile of the Urban Observatories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Geographical Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation to Geography teachers and GA members on new forms of geographical data collection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Permanent Secretary of the DfT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk and discussion with key civil service staff at the DfT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Singapore Ministry of National Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Singapore Ministry of National Development to develop awareness and influence research agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Xiamen presidential visit (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion to create new partnerships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to the Humanist Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on Smart City Work and challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description RENKEI UK - JAPAN Climate Change workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on data and climate change as part of British council RENKEI programmes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar at Manchester Data Science Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar on IoT and architectures, and future outlook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Session A: Gathering Water Urban Data Through Networks of Sensors and People (Newcastle Urban Observatory) 
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 A panel discussing challenges, place-based organizing principles, and future partnerships on urban water challenges. The discussion will focus in particular on network-based sensor solutions for data collection necessary to answer urban water challenges.
lots of questions and interest in Network of observatories and good knowledge exchange on issues , challenges and solutions to data acquisition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/events/international-place-based-university-network
 
Description Smart Cities Summit Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of Newcastle Urban Observatory work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description TEDx Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk as part of Newcastle TedX programme at Sage Gateshead
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk about the Urban Observatories and Air quality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Observatories and Air Quality talk to the Smart Environment Forum of Intelligent Transport Systems UK with was a mix of industry and academia , 27th Nov 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at 10th International Conference on Urban Climate in NYC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Raised international awareness to highlight the urban observatory approach to a wider academic audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited extended talk to engage with the international community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Trade stand at world cities summit (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
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 Trade stand at world cities summit to raise profile of the Urban Observatories
Outcome: invitations to discuss collaborations with Future Cities Catapult
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description U4SSC Expert Panel member (Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact U4SSC Expert Panel member
Awareness raising of UKCRIC activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Urban Analytics Turing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Analytics workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Urban Flows Competition Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Flows overview, & sensor pitches for competition
New sensors for urban flows
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Webinar Luke Smith broadcast on - "practical applications of supercomputing in flood simulation" 24/04/2018 (IAHR/IWA Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics for Urban Flood Modelling and Risk Management) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Webinar Luke Smith broadcast on - "practical applications of supercomputing in flood simulation" 24/04/2018 (IAHR/IWA Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics for Urban Flood Modelling and Risk Management)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop at NewRIIS (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in workshop to raise profile
Outcome: Invitations to discuss collaborations with CARES and MIT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Yiheng Chen submitted abstract and will present research result from the water quality project supported by UKCRIC at 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 
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 Yiheng Chen submitted abstract and will present research result from the water quality project supported by UKCRIC at 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description presentation to Women in Sustainability Network event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Awareness raising - sparked debate and interest in future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description presentation to prospective students at NewRIIS (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact presentation to prospective students at NewRIIS to recruit PhD students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018