Resources, Infrastructure Systems and built Environments - Research Projects

Current Projects:

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Intra-city Metabolism of 10 Major Cities in England


Sheffield Urban Flows Observatory

The UK has one of the world most urbanised societies where nearly 83% of the total population lives in cities. The continuing population growth could lead to increases in environmental pollutions and congestion within cities.

Water is the foundation of our society. At present we have increasingly unsustainable and inflexible water systems that will not be able to meet society’s future water needs as populations increase, infrastructure ages, and as the natural environment comes under increasing long term pressures.

Prof. Martin Mayfield and Dr Danielle Tingley have won funding for a new Sheffield Urban Flows Observatory which will create a model of Sheffield’s energy and resource usage using fixed and mobile sensors and thermal cameras attached to drones, balloons and cars to scan the city.

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White Rose Project

Urban Air Quality Monitoring, Mapping and Modelling to determine the Main Drivers of Air Pollution

Measuring Community Resilience Through Education Data in South Sudan

This project is a pilot study to explore public perception of low carbon building materials. It will investigate public understanding and perception of any direct benefits, co-benefits or drawbacks from using these materials, through a series of deliberative workshops.

Air pollution is a growing concern for human health, biodiversity and natural environment in large urban areas in the UK and elsewhere. Therefore, it is vital to monitor and model air quality (AQ) in urban areas to understand its spatiotemporal variabilities and its main drivers, which can lead to effective AQ management.

In many countries, the ‘essential basic structures’ are identified with the critical infrastructure that support the economic and social life. The bounce-off to a pre-hazard level of the economic performance is used as a resilience measure.