Smart and Healthy Communities

In this strand, we embrace digital innovation to foster equitable and just, healthy, safe, thriving and sustainable communities. This is done through communities’ stakeholders including national and international governments, private enterprises, charitable and not-forprofitand social organisations, media, and communities. We work with our research partners to generate new executable ideas and innovations, harnessing smart technologies to nurture innovative business and social policies, processes and models to shape the way wedesign, build and manage our communities. We believe it is vital to engage all our members and stakeholders to ensure smart and healthy communities, where all of us can feel free to live, learn, work and play with unhindered access to information to enrich the lives and experiences of our communities’ members.  Research of this strand includes the following topics:

■ Digital technologies and smart buildings
■ Energy efficient industries and communities
■ Integrated infrastructure and transportsystems
■ Planning, safety and modelling
■ Project and risk management
■ Public health concerns and benefits
■ Smart construction materials
■ Sustainable construction
■ Sustainable, desirable, adaptive and resilientcommunities
■ Rural and regional development
■ Urban agriculture
■ Urban ecology
■ Water sensitive urban design, greeninfrastructure

Strand leaderProfessor Abbas Elmualim

Deputy Strand leader:  Dr Sekhar Somenahalli

Key Contacts:

Dr Faisal Ahammed
Mr Tom Benn
Dr Nicholas Chileshe
Mr Mark Ellis
Mrs Debbie Frisby
Mr John Gelder
Dr Konstantinos Kirytopoulous*
Dr Xing Ma
Prof Julie Mills
Dr Paul Monis*
Assoc Prof David Ness*
Dr Jorge Ochoa Paniagua
Dr Mizanur Rahman 
Prof Chris Saint
Dr Sekhar Somenahalli
Prof Paul Sutton*
Prof John van Leeuwen 

* denotes Adjunct staff

Areas of study and research

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