Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2017). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In 2017 IEEE 2nd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W),doi:10.1109/FAS-W.2017.119
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Benyon, D. & Egan, C. (2017). Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive SystemsISBN 978-1-4503-4991-8
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
SUNRISE will develop, implement, assess and facilitate learning about new, collaborative ways to address common mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level. Towards this aim, 6 cities will foster c...
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
26 January 2016
26 January 2016
The MAZI grant application for the EU Horizon2020 CAPS framework was successful and the project started officially on January 1st, 2016.
20 May 2016
20 May 2016
Dr Damian Stantchev presented a paper (jointly written with Prof Tom Rye) on a set of indicators for sustainable mobility in European cities at the NECTAR International Worksh...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...
Professor of Transport and Director of Transport Research Institute
Dean of Health & Social Care
PhD Research Student
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Egan, C., Benyon, D. & Thompson, R. (in press). Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017ISBN tbc
The main objective of this work is to gain an understanding of the relationships between UX and permaculture. This will deliver insights as to how digital media development ca...
Leigl, C. & Weaver, M. (in press). Guidelines for sustainable-value creation within the context of German automotive industry’s strategic carbon crisis management. In N/AISBN tbc
The continuing debate on the global environmental progress through achievement of smarter clean/green-policies, reasoned with the need for carbon-emissions’ reduction/preventi...
Mora, L. & Bolici, R. (2017). How to become a smart city: learning from Amsterdam. In Bisello, A., Vettorato, D., Stephens, R. & Elisei, P. (Eds.). Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2015, 251-266. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44899-2_15. ISBN 978-3-319-44898-5, 978-3-319-44899-2,
This exploratory study has been carried out to better understand the development process of strategies that allow large European cities to become smart. This aim is achieved t...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Double Skin Façades: Life Cycle Study of a Versatile Technology for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-Domestic Buildings. In Proceedings of the CESB16ISBN 978-80-271-0148-8
Nearly half of the non-domestic building stock in central Europe was constructed between 1961-1 990. Partly due to the technical lifespan of façades and building components, m...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L. & Moncaster, A. (2016). The cultural dimension of industrial ecology education: success story of a sustainable integrated curriculum in Chía, Colombia
Industrial ecology higher education courses and degrees are gaining momentum across the world. However, much can also be done at earlier educational stages to create future ge...
James, K. & Fortheringham, J. (2016). Higher Education Sector Engagement with Higher Education Academy Fellowship. In Converging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international Perspectives
Considering a historical perspective that looks briefly at higher education changes influenced by government ideological direction is useful for understanding higher education...
Smith, D. & Copper, B. (2015). Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom
Veterinary nursing is now a well recognise professional route in the UK. There is considerable capacity within the industry to increase the number of veterinary nurses employ...
Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S. & Weaver, M. (2015). A Systems Thinking Approach to Connecting and Aligning CSR Responses to Social Need in Scotland. In 27th European Conference on Operational Research - Programme HandbookISBN tbc
The session aims to present a conceptual model of the governance issues in connecting and aligning the CSR activities of Scottish Businesses and the real and emerging needs in...
Kay, A., Webster, G., Beel, D. E. & Nguyen, H. H. (2015). POWKist: visualising cultural heritage linked datasets
A collaboration between dot.rural at the University of Aberdeen and the iSchool at Northumbria University, POWkist is a pilot-study exploring potential usages of currently ava...
Currie, J., Kelly, D., McElroy, L., Curtis, R., Callaghan, A. & Newlands, B. (2014). Refurbished House: BRE Innovation Park.
Pomponi, F., Ip, K. & Oxizidis, S. (2014). A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments
Refurbishment of existing buildings represents a major challenge for the UK Government to meet the greenhouse gases (GHG) target. Double Skin Façades are one possible solution...
Forbes, P. J., Gabrielli, S., Maimone, R., Masthoff, J., Wells, S. & Jylha, A. (2014). Towards using Segmentation-based Techniques to Personalize Mobility Behavior Interventions
This paper describes our initial work towards a segmentation-based approach to personalized digital behavior change interventions in the domain of sustainable, multi-modal urb...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
The objectives of this project are as follows. The project will:
1. Produce a culture shift in terms of environment for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in member states and in the organisatio...
Scottish Funding Council
To re-establish Scotland’s status as Global Centre of Excellence for all aspects of mountain biking. Enable a sustainable industry led approach to mountain bike sector development using the knowledge...
Heriot Watt University
This project proposes utilising high quality Scottish ‘unused’ textiles, including pieces of yarn and fabric that are too small to be used in apparel or upholstery production, in a ‘powdered’ form. Th...
Do-It-Yourself networking refers to a conceptual approach to the use of low-cost hardware and wireless technology in deploying local communication networks that can operate independently from the Inte...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The project seeks to undertake industrial research and commercial development bringing to market a new party wall building system that increases the use of Scottish produced offsite construction, sign...
The CIVITAS-DYN@MO mission is to strengthen sustainable mobility through promoting non-polluting lifestyles, through social interaction and collaboration on the basis of the new media, and
City of Edinburgh Council
To develop an energy benchmarking, management and implementation strategy for a diverse building estate to meet the Council’s overarching sustainability strategy – ‘Sustainable Edinburgh 2020’ and bey...
Economic and Social Research Council
This research studentship will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. It will exp...
Cloud computing is a fast emerging ICT technology to achieving an innovative and sustainable digital economy. It is expected to be a dominating model and technology of the ICT sector for the next 15 y...
This thesis offers an original contribution to knowledge through providing a...
The aim of this PhD thesis is to explore the challenges in and prospects for achieving sustainable leaders...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
Fossil fuels are a finite resource, which are subject to erratic price fluctuations and are c...
Background: The available research on economic migration suggested that immigrants may be less happy than the indigenous p...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Cement production requires intensive use of natural raw materials and energy. It also
results in emissions to the atmosphere, the most...
German guarantee banks provide guarantees for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that apply for bank loans but cannot provid...
Transport policies are developed to manage the social, environmental and economic impacts caused by transportation activity. Inappropriately designed...
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motorised users despite having the same road safety ta...