Cities, Environment and Liveability (CEL)

Understanding and managing socio-economic change in cities and urban-based responses through policy, governance, and the connecting of communities.

It is increasingly clear that we need to better understand interactions between humans and the environment to tackle environmental crises, including climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, deforestation and soil erosion. These interactions are shaped by institutional and geographical contexts, including urban and rural settings. Liveability provides a nexus by placing emphasis on infrastructures and their resilience (breadth of services, utilities, such as energy and water) and shifts within the built environment (spaces and places, mobilities, interaction, property, housing policy and practice). Liveability also highlights other important social dimensions such as inequalities and injustices relating to the impacts of environmental crises and/or of the policies and approaches that seek to tackle these challenges.

Pathway Governance Team

Dr Will Eadson

Pathway Director, Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Simon Smith

Deputy Director, University of Hull

Dr Madeleine Pill

Deputy Director, University of Sheffield

Dr Daryl Martin

Deputy Director, University of York

Dr Milena Buchs

Deputy Director, University of Leeds