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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

Tue 25 Apr 2017

In December, Prof Mark Reed, Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and the man behind Fast Track Impact, tweeted some thoughts on how to write a 4* paper for the REF and wrote a blog about it. This post is published here with the author’s permission. How do you write a 4* paper for […]

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Mon 24 Apr 2017

THE University of Salford will lead the way in helping to create more energy efficient cities, after receiving a €425,000 grant from the EU. Buildings waste huge amounts of energy but annually just 1-2% of the building stock of cities is upgraded for efficiency – a process known as retrofitting. It is estimated that the […]

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Mon 3 Apr 2017

Building upon the successful collaboration from last year, University of Salford will partner with the Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science. The aim of the Festival is to showcase Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. Last […]

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Mon 6 Mar 2017

As a researcher, sharing your work is essential to furthering the discussion, development and potentially even funding of your findings. The sheer quantity of guides available on “how to write” and “how to target X journal” perhaps signifying the impact of targeting the right place and the best audience for your research. Before reaching the stage of submitting in […]

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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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