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Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)

UPRISE research centre draws on existing and nurtures new talent to integrate social, technical, ecological, cultural and political expertise and set the agenda for research and practice on future cities. Our distinctiveness is in exploring and excavating the boundaries and inter-relationships between urban processes, resilient infrastructures and sustainable environments. Our researchers have worked with the European Union, UK research councils, and a range of local and regional partners.

Our work is at the forefront of international efforts to address complex urban sustainability challenges in conjunction with Mistra Urban Futures Centre and we work closely with Salford Dementia Institute on research into independent living. As well as developing new projects in relation to climate impacts and strategies for local economic development. Internationally our researchers work with partners across the globe, but also have closely worked with local organisations like Manchester Fire and Rescue and Salford Flood Forum. Our work is important in helping Salford communities to live sustainably.

Latest news

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Researchers from UPRISE are collaborating with colleagues from the School of Environment and Life Sciences, Research and Innovation and SHUSU (Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit) on a HEIF-funded project to explore local and regional approaches to ecology and flooding.  This project will involve engaging with organisations, agencies and communities in the Salford and wider […]

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Mon 19 Dec 2016

The School of Built Environment’s Professor Jason Underwood wass an invited keynote alongside Chris Boardman, MBE and former British and Olympic cyclist, at an event organised by the global technology organisation Trimble Solutions/Tekla on 1st December. The event was focused  on the people aspect of collaboration and digital construction entitled “People Count – the culture of digital […]

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Fri 11 Nov 2016

DIGITAL technology to ease the planning of Britain’s rail upgrades has won a national award for industry. The 4-D simulation developed with S&C South Alliance for Network rail scooped Most Outstanding Building Information Modelling project at the Constructing Excellence awards in London. Network Rail recently signed a new contract with the University to roll the […]

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Fri 21 Oct 2016

Dr Jessica Symons, the academic behind Visioning Lab and its future visioning workshops will be available online for a behind the scene discussion with special guests and spontaneous future-casting sessions on topics of participants’ choosing. Visit the Visioning Lab YouTube channel on 10th November between 8-9pm for live chat. Check out the channel anytime for future-casting […]

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Wed 17 Aug 2016

new research partnership between the University and global consultancy firm AECOM, which aims to boost understanding of the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects, has been announced. The organisations will jointly bid for and fund research on topics directly related to major infrastructure projects, such as the £1.86bn Mersey Gateway scheme. The research areas will […]

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Tue 9 Aug 2016

By Dr Chris Hewson, Impact Coordinator Upon its release last Thursday, the Twittersphere became the locus for a series of overlapping debates on Lord Nicholas Stern’s Review of the REF (see:#SternReview) [i]. This was heartening, chiming with my previous post ‘We need to talk about research impact (again)’ on the need for ‘robust discussions’; a […]

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