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Dexter Hunt published an article in December 2017.
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C.D.F. Rogers

92 shared publications

School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Ian Jefferson

66 shared publications

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Raziyeh Farmani

48 shared publications

Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Univ. of Exeter, North Park Rd., Exeter, Devon EX4 4QF, UK

Rachel Cooper

41 shared publications

Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK

H?l?ne Joffe

31 shared publications

Division of Psychology & Language Sciences, University College London, London, UK

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Article 4 Reads 1 Citation Dataset of the livability performance of the city of Birmingham, UK, as measured by its citizen wellbeing, resource secu... Joanne M. Leach, Susan E. Lee, Christopher T. Boyko, Claire ... Published: 01 December 2017
Data in Brief, doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.10.004
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This data article presents the UK City LIFE1 data set for the city of Birmingham, UK. UK City LIFE1 is a new, comprehensive and holistic method for measuring the livable sustainability performance of UK cities. The Birmingham data set comprises 346 indicators structured simultaneously (1) within a four-tier, outcome-based framework in order to aid in their interpretation (e.g., promote healthy living and healthy long lives, minimize energy use, uncouple economic vitality from CO2 emissions) and (2) thematically in order to complement government and disciplinary siloes (e.g., health, energy, economy, climate change). Birmingham data for the indicators are presented within an Excel spreadsheet with their type, units, geographic area, year, source, link to secondary data files, data collection method, data availability and any relevant calculations and notes. This paper provides a detailed description of UK city LIFE1 in order to enable comparable data sets to be produced for other UK cities. The Birmingham data set is made publically available at to facilitate this and to enable further analyses. The UK City LIFE1 Birmingham data set has been used to understand what is known and what is not known about the livable sustainability performance of the city and to inform how Birmingham City Council can take action now to improve its understanding and its performance into the future (see “Improving city-scale measures of livable sustainability: A study of urban measurement and assessment through application to the city of Birmingham, UK” Leach et al. [2]).
Article 8 Reads 5 Citations Liveable cities and urban underground space D.V.L. Hunt, L.O. Makana, Ian Jefferson, C.D.F. Rogers Published: 01 May 2016
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, doi: 10.1016/j.tust.2015.11.015
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Delivering a Multi-Functional and Resilient Urban Forest Silvio Caputo, Chantal Hales, Russell Horsey, A. Rob MacKenz... Published: 17 April 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7044600
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Tree planting is widely advocated and applied in urban areas, with large-scale projects underway in cities globally. Numerous potential benefits are used to justify these planting campaigns. However, reports of poor tree survival raise questions about the ability of such projects to deliver on their promises over the long-term. Each potential benefit requires different supporting conditions—relating not only to the type and placement of the tree, but also to the broader urban system within which it is embedded. This set of supporting conditions may not always be mutually compatible and may not persist for the lifetime of the tree. Here, we demonstrate a systems-based approach that makes these dependencies, synergies, and tensions more explicit, allowing them to be used to test the decadal-scale resilience of urban street trees. Our analysis highlights social, environmental, and economic assumptions that are implicit within planting projects; notably that high levels of maintenance and public support for urban street trees will persist throughout their natural lifespan, and that the surrounding built form will remain largely unchanged. Whilst the vulnerability of each benefit may be highly context specific, we identify approaches that address some typical weaknesses, making a functional, resilient, urban forest more attainable.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 154 Reads 3 Citations Smart Cities: Contradicting Definitions and Unclear Measures Marianna Cavada, Christopher Rogers, Dexter Hunt Published: 31 October 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-f004
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Cities are contemporary metropolises that concentrate human and social activity; engineered to support and develop the physical environment and the people within it, Smart cities, we are led to believe, are the immediate future, where smartness is perceived as a characterisation of advancements or digitalisation, in government, mobility and sustainability. Therefore it is not surprising that many organisations are marketing their smart solutions and products, often to a ubiquitous extent and so called smart cities are striving to outperform each other. But how are smart cities actually being defined and how is performance being measured in an era where there is increasing access to unprecedented amounts of foreseen data? This paper identifies the plethora of the smart city definitions and categories evidenced from the literature and shows that 'Smart cities' lacks a robust coherent definition, with many contradicting facts within what constitutes a smart vision. Notably, almost every attempt from organisations, the European Union or cities themselves has failed to define 'smart' in objective terms that can be accepted globally. Certainly, they all are negotiating with a range of descriptors and smart ways to improve the city. Even the UK's attempts to develop a clear definition and set of standards for smart cities (i.e. PAS 180 and PAS 182) appears to suffer from fundamental differences in how the semantic content of a 'smart' city is defined. This paper demonstrates the necessity for a single 'Smart Cities' definition that deals with both the physical and digital using shared parameter value(s) that can be adopted and scaled amongst different localities and within a range of urban contexts adjusting according to existing city condition(s) and vision(s) setting the paradigm for further innovative research in this area.
Conference 7 Reads 0 Citations 3D Geospatial Visualization of Underground Space to Enhance Geo-Governance L. O. Makana, Ian Jefferson, D. V. L. Hunt, C. D. F. Rogers Published: 24 February 2014
Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers, doi: 10.1061/9780784413272.335
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Conference 0 Reads 0 Citations Resilient Geotechnical Infrastructure Asset Management Janvi Shah, Ian Jefferson, Gurmel Ghataora, Dexter Hunt Published: 24 February 2014
Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers, doi: 10.1061/9780784413272.365
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