A presentation conducted by Mrs Joanne Leach, University of Birmingham.
Presented on Wednesday the 2nd of October 2013.
Infrastructure forms the framework within which modern societies operate both at the physical and social level. It
includes (amongst others) digital, green and social infrastructures, emergency services and food networks as well as water, energy, waste and transport. In 2012 Liveable Cities, a 5-year research programme, combining the Universities of Birmingham, Lancaster, Southampton and UCL, was established to identify and test radical engineering interventions that will lead to liveable cities of the future (low carbon, resource secure cities in which societal wellbeing is prioritised). This paper presents a discussion of what comprises a truly liveable city and how it might be achieved. It presents the City Analysis Framework, a technique for the analysis of city operations that establishes a hierarchy of needs relevant to successfully achieving a liveable city. The results reflect the changing perceptions and importance of infrastructure
and how proposed changes can radically alter people’s lifestyle and wellbeing.