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Engaging Sustainable Cities Prof Steffen  Lehmann,  28  November  2017    (15  mins)   “Urban  RegeneraAon:  A  Manifesto  for  UK  CiAes”    

Contents:      What  is  the  Cluster  for  Sustainable  CiAes?          Our  Key  Research  Themes  and  Key  People  of  the  Cluster          Urban  RegeneraAon:  a  Manifesto  in  10  RecommendaAons        CollaboraAon  Opportunity  


The Cluster for Sustainable Cities University of Portsmouth, UK Independent rankings  place  the     University  of  Portsmouth  in  the     top  2%  of  universiAes  worldwide     and  among  the  best  in  Europe.       24,000  students   3,000  staff     www.port.ac.uk  


University of  Portsmouth  

The Cluster The Cluster for Sustainable Cities •  is an interdisciplinary Innovation Cluster (research group) that brings together 38 key researchers across a range of disciplines, with an interest in urban resilience and sustainable cities development, •  based in the UK, at the University of Portsmouth, •  delivering research with real impact in sustainable & resilient cities.

Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming

The Cluster www.city-futures.org.uk There are  5  strategic  porZolios,  aligned  with  the  UN’s  Sustainable  Development  Goals:      

•  •  •  •  •   

Resilient communi-es   Low-­‐carbon  smart  urban  futures   Ci-es  policy  &  governance   Sustainable  construc-on     Urban  disaster  resilience  

We deliver:          

Policy  advice      Research  evidence    Support  be^er  decision  making    CollaboraAon  with  government,  ciAes,  community  and  industry    IdenAfy  pathways  to  impact  and  ghg-­‐emission  reducAons  

Collaboration Opportunities Our focus •  Leading on urban innovation and sustainable cities, •  Collaborate with other stakeholders (cities, government, business, industry decision-makers, community, civil society / citizens, research institutes, etc), •  Ensure impact and GhG-emission reductions, •  Have an international outlook and collaborate with other leading organisations, •  Influence future policy formulation and urban developments, •  Nurture the next generation of research leaders.

Making ci-es  be@er.  

Practice-Teaching-Research Good urban design is research-informed

What if  all  our  acAviAes  are  located  here?  

Knowledge transfer

Knowledge application

Knowledge generation

Current Projects        Research       in Future Cities •  •  •  •  •  •  • 

H2020 (EU): Nature-based solutions for inclusive urban regeneration Urban Europe: Food-Water-Energy Nexus Vivid Homes: Modular off-site manufactured homes EPSRC: Urban waterfront development and sea-level rise EU-China Platform (Newton Fund): Integrated strategies for urban resilience ORA: Urban farming, circular economy and new types of public space With ARUP: An urban manifesto for the regeneration of UK cities

Thinking long-term •  Interdisciplinary networking •  Sharing knowledge •  Supporting teams and outputs

The need for interdisciplinarity − The complex problems posed by urbanisation, infrastructure and development cannot be solved by one discipline in isolation. The need for international cooperation − To encourage networking between the teams to establish long-term networks and to facilitate collaboration and data sharing.

Challenge-led Research & Innovation Working with  UNESCO,  UN-­‐Habitat  and  UN-­‐ESCAP   Equitable  Access  to  Sustainable  Development   •  Secure  and  resilient  food  systems  supported  by  sustainable  marine  resources   and  agriculture   •  Clean  air,  water  and  sanitaAon   •  Affordable,  reliable,  sustainable  energy   Sustainable  Economies  and  Socie-es   •  Resilience  and  acAon  on  short-­‐term  environmental  shocks  and  long-­‐term   environmental  change   •  Sustainable  ciAes  and  communiAes   •  Sustainable  producAon  and  consumpAon  of  materials  and  other  resources   Human  Rights,  Good  Governance  and  Social  Jus-ce   •  Reduce  conflict  and  promote  peace,  jusAce  and  humanitarian  acAon   •  Reduce  poverty  and  inequality,  including  gender  inequaliAes.  

UNESCO Chair Advising Asian cities Aim: To  implement  sustainable  urbanism  globally.    

Appointed as  UNESCO  Chair  for  Sustainable  Urban  Development  for  the  Asia-­‐Pacific,  2008-­‐10.    

Low-­‐to-­‐no carbon  masterplans  in  Australia.  

Working extensively  in  the  Asia  and  Pacific  region  

Water garden

2009 - 2012: Mildura Riverfront masterplan: Australia’s first low-to-no-carbon urban development (1st Prize)


New types of urban infrastructure

Publishing our concepts Books and  ar-cles   18  books  and  over  250  papers  and  arAcles  published.   Editorial  for  the  Book  Series  on  Sustainable  Design  for  Routledge  






2019, forthcoming  



2006-­‐2014 journal   Editor-­‐in-­‐Chief  

Denser and Greener Research theme

New ways  to  combine  density  with   greenery  to  enhance  urban  resilience     Increasing  access  to  more  greenery  and   increasing  urban  density  at  the  same  -me…   Singapore  

Increasing urban  density  and  at  the  same  Ame  increasing  the  amount   of  accessible  green  spaces  and  integraAng  urban  greenery  in  new  ways.  

10 Strategies for an Urban Regeneration

A Manifesto for UK Cities

Strategy 1.            Urban  culture  and  heritage  –  maintaining  local  character  and  a  unique  sense  of  place     Strategy  2.            A  public  space  network  for  a  compact,  walkable  and  mixed-­‐use  city     Strategy  3.            Mobility  –  moving  around  ci-es  conveniently  and  low-­‐carbon     Strategy  4.            Coastal  ci-es  –  the  threat  of  sea-­‐level  rise:  transforming  the  waterfront  of  resilient,  future-­‐proof  ci-es     Strategy  5.            Inclusive  mixed-­‐use  urban  living     Strategy  6.            High-­‐quality  architectural  design  and  public  space  as  a  catalyst  for  a  be@er  City     Strategy  7.            Smart  ci-zens,  smart  energy  and  ci-zen  par-cipa-on     Strategy  8.            Thinking  long-­‐term  and  making  the  most  of  what  we  have    

Strategy 9.            Developing  a  vibrant  university  quarter  to  regenerate  the  heart  of  the  City  

Strategy 10.        Ci-es  sharing  their  experiences:  new  knowledge  plaborms    

July 2018  book  

Strategy 1. Urban culture and heritage – maintaining local character and a unique sense of place. The  cultures  of  people  and  ecology  of  the  place  must  be   expressed  through  physical  and  social  structures.  

Strategy 2. A public space network for a compact, walkable and mixed-use city CreaAng  calm,  walkable  streetscapes  and  a  network  of  inter-­‐ connected  public  spaces  to  hold  the  different  parts  of  the   city  centre  together.    

Strategy 3. Energy efficient and convenient mobility We  need  to  walk  and  cycle  more  and  drive  less,     for  our  own  health  and  the  health  of  the  ecosystem.  

Strategy 4. Coastal Cities: transforming the waterfront of resilient, future-proof cities Although  it  is  impossible  to  ‘future-­‐proof’  a  city,  we  can   strategically  plan  ahead  to  allow  for  a  more  adaptable  city.  

Strategy 5. Inclusive mixed-use urban living We  must  engage  more  in  infill  development  of  already     built-­‐up  areas  before  encroaching  on  green  belts  or     greenfield  sites.  

Strategy 6. High-quality architectural design as a catalyst for a better city Architecture  has  to  be  more  than  individual  acts:  it  has  to   provide  a  coherent  background.  

Strategy 7. Smart citizens, smart energy and citizen participation Everyone  has  a  right  to  the  city.  Strengthening  public   parAcipaAon  in  decision  making  and  creaAng  inclusive             public  spaces  is  an  important  goal.  

Strategy 8. Thinking long-term and making the most of what we have OpAmising  urban  density  and  exploring  alternaAve   scenarios  will  enhance  the  city.    

Strategy 9. Developing vibrant university quarters to regenerate the heart of out cities Imagine  a  regenerated  city  centre  that  is  less  car   dominated,  with  walkable  public  space  and  a  world  class   university  quarter  at  its  centre.  

Strategy 10. Cities sharing their experiences, learning from each other: new knowledge platforms New  parAcipatory  models  and  people-­‐centred  urban   governance  to  enable  social  innovaAon  

Looking ahead Let’s discuss collaboration. Professor Steffen Lehmann Director of Cluster, University of Portsmouth

Let’s work  together.    

Email: Steffen.Lehmann@port.ac.uk   Steffen.Lehmann.CiAes@gmail.com      

www.city-­‐futures.org.uk www.city-­‐leadership.com    

Ph. +44  –  23  –  9284  5742  

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Steffen Lehmann, Professor of Sustainable Architecture at University of Portsmouth presented a Manifesto for Urban Regeneration at Creating...

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Steffen Lehmann, Professor of Sustainable Architecture at University of Portsmouth presented a Manifesto for Urban Regeneration at Creating...

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