Urban Living Pilot – The Bristol Urban Area Diagnostics Pilot
While Bristol has shown considerable success in steering a path towards greater wellbeing and sustainability, reflected in its status as European Green Capital 2015, it has nevertheless struggled to fully realise its ambitions of urban transformation. Urban Living Pilot – The Bristol Urban Area Diagnostics Pilot aims to identify the barriers slowing progress towards its goals and strengthen the capacity of local actors to achieve them.
Building on a wide ranging partnership of stakeholders in the City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire urban area, the pilot project will engage local authorities, businesses, civic organisations, academics and other groups to work together in a multi-sectoral consortium. Through the development of an integrated diagnostic framework, the research will focus on addressing the key challenges of mobility, wellbeing, inclusion and sustainability.
By challenging entrenched approaches and creating a space for innovation, the project will provide citizens with an alternative to ‘business as usual’ models and assist city leaders in different areas in responding to the complex problems they face.
Colin Taylor (Principal Investigator, Professor of Earthquake Engineering)
Ruth Deakin Crick (Reader in Systems Learning and Leadership)
Jon Dovey (Professor of Screen Media)
James Longhurst (Professor of Environmental Science)
Helen Manchester (Senior Lecturer in Educational and Social Futures)
David Manley (Reader in Quantitative Geography)
Graham Parkhurst (Professor of Sustainability Mobility)
Ges (Gerald) Rosenberg (Systems Research Development Manager)
Katie Williams (Director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments)
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Bristol City Council
Bristol Green Capital Partnership
Bristol Health Partners
Future Cities Catapult
Knowle West Media Centre
RSA (Royal Society for Arts)
South Gloucestershire Council
Watershed Media Centre
West of England Local Enterprise Partner
Establishment of an extensive partnership network between academic, local government and business actors within Bristol.
Development of an innovative Integrated Diagnostics Framework to address key challenges of mobility, wellbeing, inclusion and sustainability.
Dissemination of findings through web platforms, publications, podcasts and training sessions.