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Christopher Rogers   Professor  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Christopher Rogers published an article in April 2018.
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P. Henderson

153 shared publications

University of Edinburgh

M.J. Brennan

149 shared publications

Department of Mechanical Engineering, UNESP, Ilha Solteira, Brazil

Emma Derbyshire

108 shared publications

Nutritional Insight Ltd, Epsom, Surrey, UK

A. M. Thomas

95 shared publications

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2AP, UK

Jonathan M. Ward

82 shared publications

Light-Matter Interactions Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Onna, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainability assessment for urban underground utility infrastructure projects Aryan Hojjati, Ian Jefferson, Nicole Metje, Christopher D. F... Published: 01 April 2018
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, doi: 10.1680/jensu.16.00050
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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations EATS: a life cycle-based decision support tool for local authorities and school caterers Valeria De Laurentiis, Dexter V. L. Hunt, Susan E. Lee, Chri... Published: 16 March 2018
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-018-1460-x
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This paper describes the research that underpins the development of EATS (the Environmental Assessment Tool for School meals), a life cycle-based decision support tool for local authorities and their contractors responsible for providing catering services to schools. The purpose of this tool is to quantify the carbon footprint (CF) and water footprint (WF) of the meals served in order to identify hotspot meals and ingredients, and suggest simple, yet transformative, reduction measures. A case study is used to test the tool, comparing the impacts of 34 school meal recipes. The tool utilises secondary data to calculate values of CF and WF for a school meal from cradle to plate. This includes three phases: (1) food production, (2) transport of each ingredient to a generic school kitchen in the UK, and (3) meal preparation. Considerations for waste along the supply chain are included. After testing the tool against a set of nutritionally compliant meals, a sensitivity analysis was performed to investigate the influence of the origin and seasonality of the ingredients, transport mode and cooking appliances used on the final results. The results of the case study show the predominance of the production phase in the overall carbon footprint and that there is a strong tendency towards lower impacts for meat-free meals; however, this is not always the case, for instance some of the chicken-based meals present lower impacts than vegetarian meals rich in dairy ingredients. The sensitivity analysis performed on one of the meals shows that the highest value of CF is obtained when the horticultural products are out of season and produced in heated greenhouses, whilst the highest value of WF is obtained when the origin of the ingredients is unknown and the global average values of WF are used in the analysis; this defines a crucial data need if accurate analyses are to be uniformly possible. This article focuses on the potential offered by the public food sector for a transformative reduction in the environmental impact of urban food consumption. The results presented prove that careful menu planning and procurement choices can considerably reduce the overall environmental impact of the service provided without compromising quality or variety. This research thus supports those responsible for making these decisions via a user-friendly tool based on robust scientific evidence.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Embedding sustainability criteria into pre-appraisal of underground utility for future cities Aryan Hojjati, Ian Jefferson, Nicole Metje, Christopher D. F... Published: 01 December 2017
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning, doi: 10.1680/jurdp.17.00023
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Article 2 Reads 0 Citations 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 http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/3040/ 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 2 Reads 0 Citations Briefing: Resource scarcity and resource security – a suppressed civil engineering challenge Chris D. F. Rogers, Dexter V. L. Hunt, Joanne M. Leach, Phil... Published: 01 May 2017
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management, doi: 10.1680/jwarm.17.00008
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation How Sharing Can Contribute to More Sustainable Cities Christopher Thomas Boyko, Stephen J. Clune, Rachel F. D. Coo... Published: 29 April 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9050701
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Recently, much of the literature on sharing in cities has focused on the sharing economy, in which people use online platforms to share underutilized assets in the marketplace. This view of sharing is too narrow for cities, as it neglects the myriad of ways, reasons, and scales in which citizens share in urban environments. Research presented here by the Liveable Cities team in the form of participant workshops in Lancaster and Birmingham, UK, suggests that a broader approach to understanding sharing in cities is essential. The research also highlighted tools and methods that may be used to help to identify sharing in communities. The paper ends with advice to city stakeholders, such as policymakers, urban planners, and urban designers, who are considering how to enhance sustainability in cities through sharing.
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