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Chris D.F. Rogers

85 shared publications

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

Rachel Cooper

83 shared publications

Imagination, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Jane Falkingham

68 shared publications

Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty and Policy, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

AbuBakr S. Bahaj

66 shared publications

Energy & Climate Change Division, Sustainable Energy Research Group (, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

John Urry

45 shared publications

Lancaster University, Department of Sociology, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Fix-it face-to-face intervention increases multihazard household preparedness cross-culturally. Helene Joffe, Henry W. W. Potts, Tiziana Rossetto, Canay Doğ... Published: 01 April 2019
Nature Human Behaviour, doi: 10.1038/s41562-019-0563-0
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Article 6 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: 13 October 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 0 Reads 2 Citations Stigma in science: the case of earthquake prediction Caroline Bradley, Tiziana Rossetto, Cliodhna O'connor, Helen... Published: 17 May 2017
Disasters, doi: 10.1111/disa.12237
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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.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations City dweller aspirations for cities of the future: How do environmental and personal wellbeing feature? Helene Joffe, Nicholas Smith Published: 01 November 2016
Cities, doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.06.006
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Highlights•Analysis of city dwellers' free associations concerning their aspirations for cities•Results paint a nostalgic picture reflecting desire for imagined idealised past.•Clashes evident between wellbeing maximising and carbon intensive aspirations•Proposes capitalising on personal wellbeing aspirations to re-shape carbon intensive aspirations AbstractThis paper explores city dweller aspirations for cities of the future in the context of global commitments to radically reduce carbon emissions by 2050; cities contribute the vast majority of these emissions and a growing bulk of the world's population lives in cities. The particular challenge of creating a carbon reduced future in democratic countries is that the measures proposed must be acceptable to the electorate. Such acceptability is fostered if carbon reduced ways of living are also felt to be wellbeing maximising. Thus the objective of the paper is to explore what kinds of cities people aspire to live in, to ascertain whether these aspirations align with or undermine carbon reduced ways of living, as well as personal wellbeing. Using a novel free associative technique, city aspirations are found to cluster around seven themes, encompassing physical and social aspects. Physically, people aspire to a city with a range of services and facilities, green and blue spaces, efficient transport, beauty and good design. Socially, people aspire to a sense of community and a safe environment. An exploration of these themes reveals that only a minority of the participants' aspirations for cities relate to lowering carbon or environmental wellbeing. Far more consensual is emphasis on, and a particular vision of, aspirations that will bring personal wellbeing. Furthermore, city dweller aspirations align with evidence concerning factors that maximise personal wellbeing but, far less, with those that produce low carbon ways of living. In order to shape a lower carbon future that city dwellers accept the potential convergence between environmental and personal wellbeing will need to be capitalised on: primarily aversion to pollution and enjoyment of communal green space.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations How to increase earthquake and home fire preparedness: the fix-it intervention Henry W. W. Potts, Tiziana Rossetto, Helene Joffe, Gabriela ... Published: 16 August 2016
Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-016-2528-1
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