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Christopher Rogers   Professor  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Christopher Rogers published an article in October 2018.
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Rachel Cooper

83 shared publications

Imagination, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Charles Nicholas Hewitt

81 shared publications

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Jane Falkingham

78 shared publications

Social Statistics & Demography, ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

Stephen R. Pennock

77 shared publications

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, Claverton Down, BA2 7AY, UK

John R. Bryson

72 shared publications

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B152TT, UK

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations ASSESSING THE CONDITION OF BURIED PIPE USING GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR) S. W. Wahab, D. N. Chapman, C. D. F. Rogers, K. Y. Foo, N. M... Published: 26 October 2018
ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, doi: 10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-4-w9-77-2018
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The invention of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology has facilitated the possibility of detecting buried utilities and has been used primarily in civil engineering for detecting structural defects, such as voids and cavities in road pavements, slabs and bridge decks, but has not been used to assess the condition of buried pipes. Pipe deterioration can be defined as pipes where, for example, cracking, differential deflection, missing bricks, collapses, holes, fractures and corrosion exists. Assessing the deterioration of underground pipes is important for service efficiency and asset management. This paper describes a research project that focused on the use of GPR for assessing the condition of buried pipes. The research involved the construction of a suitable GPR test facility in the laboratory to conduct controlled testing in a dry sand. Plastic pipes were chosen for the experiments. A series of laboratory experiments were conducted to determine the validity and effectiveness of standard commercially available GPR technology in assessing the condition of buried utilities with common types of damage. Several types of damage to the plastic pipe were investigated with respect to different GPR antenna frequencies. The GPR surveys were carried out in order to obtain signal signatures from damaged and undamaged pipes buried at 0.5m depth. These surveys were organised on a grid pattern across the surface of the sand in the test facility. The results presented in this paper show that GPR can identify certain types of damage associated with a buried pipe under these controlled laboratory conditions.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Electrokinetic Stabilisation Method of Soft Clay in Pure System using Electrokinetic Geosynthetic Electrode A T S Azhar, I Jefferson, A Madun, M H Z Abidin, C D F Roger... Published: 10 April 2018
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/995/1/012109
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Electrokinetic stabilisation (EKS) method has the ability to solve the problems of soft highly compressibility soil. This study will present the results from an experimental study of EKS on soft soils using inactive kaolinite clay, inert electrode and distilled water (DW) as a pure system mechanism before any chemical stabilisers being used in this research. Therefore, this will provide a baseline study to improve the efficiency of EKS approach. The test model was using inert electrode of Electrokinetic Geosythentic (EKG) developed at the Newcastle University to apply a constant voltage gradient of 50 V/m across a soil sample approximately 400 mm. Distilled water was used at the pore electrolyte fluid compartments supplied under zero hydraulic gradient conditions for the periods of 3, 7 and 14 days. Throughout the monitoring, physical and chemical characteristics were measured. Results from the monitoring data, physical and chemical properties of the pure system showed the development of pH gradient, the changes of electrical conductivity and chemical concentrations with regards to the distance from anode and treatment periods due to the electrochemical effects even though there was no chemical stabilisers were introduced or released from the degradation of electrodes.
Article 5 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]).
Conference 0 Reads 0 Citations Embedding Sustainability into Utilities Projects D. G. Abreu, I. Jefferson, N. Metje, C. D. F. Rogers, Lucio ... Published: 24 October 2017
International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017, doi: 10.1061/9780784481202.012
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Article 4 Reads 1 Citation 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 1 Read 2 Citations 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.
Conference papers
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 8 Reads 0 Citations Greywater Recycling Systems in Urban Mixed-Use Regeneration Areas: Economic Analysis and Water Saving Potential Sara Zadeh, Diane Lombardi, Dexter Hunt, Christopher Rogers Published: 29 October 2012
doi: 10.3390/wsf2-01021
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Greywater (GW) recycling for non-potable uses such as toilet flushing is a management strategy to meet urban water demand with substantial water saving. This paper proposes a system that collects GW from residential buildings and recycles it for toilet flushing in both residential and office buildings. The total cost and water saving of standard sanitation technology were compared with 5 other options requiring less or no potable water use in toilets. Scenarios compare: no GW, individual GW, and shared GW systems with and without low-flush appliances. Typical residential and office buildings in urban mixed-use regeneration areas in the UK were used for these analyses. The results implied that constructed wetland treatment technology with standard appliances is more economically and environmentally viable than other scenarios. By increasing the water and wastewater price, shared GW systems with and without low-flush appliances were viable options within highly water efficient domestic and office buildings.