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Chris Rogers

239 shared publications

Department of Politics and International Studies; University of Warwick; Coventry UK

Christopher D.F. Rogers

66 shared publications

Civil Engineering/College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Rachel Cooper

53 shared publications

Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Jonathan P. Sadler

46 shared publications

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

AbuBakr S. Bahaj

44 shared publications

Energy and Climate Change Division, Sustainable Energy Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampto

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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 4 Reads 3 Citations A comparison of energy systems in Birmingham, UK, with Masdar City, an embryonic city in Abu Dhabi Emirate Susan E. Lee, Peter Braithwaite, Joanne M. Leach, Chris D.F.... Published: 01 November 2016
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.07.019
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Energy is a vital resource in modern life. With increasingly limited availability of traditional energy resources, e.g., oil, coal and nuclear, together with environmental concerns, there is raised awareness that energy needs to be both used more efficiently and generated in line with thinking on sustainability. Ready access to ‘clean’ energy is essential if we wish to maintain our current way of life without compromising our wellbeing or the carrying capacity of the planet. This paper aims to analyse the differences and similarities in energy supply and demand between two very different cities. Masdar City, founded in 2008, is a dynamic new Middle-Eastern city being built in a desert environment. Its aim is to be the most sustainable city in the world and offers an exciting opportunity to provide unique insights into the application of different innovative technologies as ‘new-build’ within an urban environment. Birmingham is a well-established post-industrial city that has evolved over fourteen hundred years. It was one of the fastest growing cities in 19th century England (Popp and Wilson, 2009) [1]. To do this a material flow analysis approach has been adopted to provide a framework for the study. The energy-related opportunities and mutual benefits that each city can gain from the experiences of the other are explored and five emergent issues are identified: innovation and experimentation, lock-in, balance, resilience and governance. This work shows how a greater understanding of common issues can lead to more sustainable, resilient and robust cities, able to face the challenges of the next 50 years.
PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 6 Reads 0 Citations Material Flow Analysis (MFA) for Liveable Cities Dexter Hunt, Joanne Leach, Susan Lee, Chris Bouch, Peter Bra... Published: 05 November 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-f010
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Conference 4 Reads 0 Citations A Band Rating System for Domestic Water Use: Influences of Supply and Demand Options Chris Rogers, Peter Braithwaite, Dexter Hunt Published: 31 October 2013
The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-e005
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Book review: The Top 50 Sustainability Books VasserWayne Sheffield, Greenleaf Publishing Ltd, 2009, 978-1-90609-332-7, £... Peter Braithwaite Published: 01 June 2013
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, doi: 10.1680/ensu.11.00025
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PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 3 Reads 0 Citations Sustainability Assessment of the Development of the New X-TYPE Jaguar Peter Braithwaite Published: 12 November 2001
2001 Environmental Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, doi: 10.4271/2001-01-3767
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