School of Engineering

ReVISIONS

ReVISIONS: Regional Visions of Integrated Sustainable Infrastructure Optimised for NeighbourhoodS

The aim of the ReVISIONS project is to provide the knowledge and evidence base for public agencies and private companies to plan regional spatial development and infrastructure to improve quality of life.

Project leaders: Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Anil Namdeo, Dr Jenny Brake
Sponsors: UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): http://www.epsrc.ac.uk
Research partners: The University of Cambridge (Co-ordinators), The University of Leeds, Newcastle University, The University of Aberdeen, The University of Exeter, The University of Surrey, Aberystwyth University
Industrial partners: Biffa Waste Services Ltd, Communities and Local Government, Department for Transport, East of England Development Agency, East of England Regional Assembly, Environmental Agency, North East Assembly, Northumbrian Water Ltd, One NorthEast, Regional Development Agency, Ove-Arup, South East England Regional Assembly, Tsinghua University, Yorkshire and Humber Assembly, Yorkshire Water Services Ltd
Website: gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/F007566/1
Start/end dates: 2008-2012
Contact: neil.thorpe@ncl.ac.uk

Project details

The aim of the ReVISIONS project is to provide the knowledge and evidence base for public agencies and private companies to plan regional spatial development together with infrastructure for:

  • transport
  • water
  • waste
  • energy

(ranging from large capital schemes to small scale decentralised services), in a more coordinated and integrated way.

This is so as to reduce impacts on:

  • the environment and resources
  • improve economic competitiveness
  • allow households to live more sustainably, with a socially inclusive and enhanced quality of life

Newcastle University is contributing to the development, modelling and assessment of future road and rail transport options within the ReVISIONS framework.

Publications

Book chapters

Namdeo, A., Mitchell, G. and Hargreaves, T. (2012) Impact of land use and transport policies on carbon emissions in London and Wider South East Region of UK. In: Rauch, S. and Morrison, G.M. (Eds.) Urban Environment. Alliance for Global Sustainability Book series Volume 19, p51-60. Springer. ISBN 978-94-007-2539

Journal papers

Marcial H. E., Hargreaves, A., Mitchell, G. and Namdeo, A. (in press) Growing Cities Sustainably: Does Urban Form Really Matter? Journal of American Planning Association.

Mitchell, G., Hargreaves, A., Namdeo, A., and Echenique, M. (2011) Land use, transport and carbon futures: The impact of spatial form strategies in three UK urban regions. Environment and Planning A, Vol 43, No. 9, pp 2143-2163. doi:10.1068/a43570

Conference papers

Namdeo, A.K., Mitchell, G. and Hargreaves, A.J. (2010) Carbon impacts of land use and transport policies in London and South East Region (LASER) of UK. 10th Urban Environment Symposium, Gothenburg, 9-11 June 2010.

Namdeo, A.K., Mitchell, G. and Hargreaves, A.J. (2010) Traffic emissions and environmental impacts of land use and transport policies in North East England. Urban Environmental Pollution Conference, 20-23 June, Boston, USA.

Thorpe, N., Hargreaves, A.J., Mitchell, G.,Namdeo, A.K., Wright, S.D., Brake, J.F. and Nelson, J.D. (2009) Spatial Development and the Sustainability of Urban Areas. Proceedings of the 14th Hong Kong Society for Transport Studies (HKSTS) International Conference on Transportation and Geography Vol. 2 Session E5 p981-990 Eds. Wang, D. and Li, S. Hong Kong (December 10th -12th ) ISBN 978-98847-7-2.

Namdeo, A., Goodman, P., Mitchell, G and Hargreaves, T. (2011) Quantifying the future transport-related air quality impacts of land policies for Cambridge, UK. 2011 Transportation Planning, Land Use, and Air Quality Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 9-10 May, 2011.

Academic staff

  • Dr Jenny Brake
  • Dr Anil Namdeo
  • Dr Neil Thorpe

Researchers

  • Dr Fabio Galatioto
  • Dr Paul Goodman
  • Mr Glyn Rhys-Tyler