Global Urban Research Unit

Urban Design & Human Flourishing

Urban Design and Human Flourishing

About

This theme addresses the transactional relationship between people and their environment.

We explore how people’s lives are influenced (positively and negatively) by the built environment and how individually and collectively we can create, adapt and maintain places which allow people to live rich, fulfilling lives.

We are interested in people’s homes, schools, places of work and public buildings - as well as the public spaces - streets, squares, parks and so on, which make up the neighbourhoods, towns and cities in which we live and in the communities that live there.

We are interested in all life stages, but have a particular focus on concepts of age-friendly cities and ensuring that people are empowered to flourish in later life.

The theme leader is Tim Townshend.

Projects

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Staff

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Professor Roger Burrows
Professor of Cities

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Telephone: +44(0)191 208 6070

Professor Rose Gilroy
Professor of Ageing, Policy & Planning

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7864

Dr Jayne Jeffries
Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8981

Professor Ali Madanipour
Professor of Urban Design

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6050

Daniel Mallo
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5687

Maggie Roe
Dean of Postgraduate Studies in HaSS Faculty, Reader in Landscape Planning Research & Policy Engagement

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Dr Sebastian Weise
Lecturer in Digital Civics

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Telephone: +44 191 20 87175

Dr Suzanne Speak
Senior Lecturer in Planning

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5646

Armelle Tardiveau
Lecturer in Architecture

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5687

Professor Tim Townshend
Deputy Head of School

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7814

Dr Georgiana Varna
Lecturer in Planning and Urbanism

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Telephone: 0044 (0)1912085647

Dr Sebastian Weise
Lecturer in Digital Civics

Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 87175