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

Welcome to UPRISE

Globally, the urban built environment is becoming the predominate form for living and working. UPRISE is a multi-disciplinary research centre that looks to identify, articulate and address the challenges that cities present in the 21st Century. UPRISE works across a range of subject areas to identify how we might design, deliver and experience cities differently, considering issues that impact at both the local and global level. This work covers hard technical work, such as our work in BIM, simulation, smart and connected homes and energy, to wider questions of how we create a resilient city in the face of climate change. New ideas and approaches require new skills from industry;

we work with construction companies to look at new modes of delivery and support the development of the professions to meet these new requirements. UPRISE reflects the complexity of the questions that are posed for the urban built environment. 

UPRISE works with industry, local and national government and the third sector – recognising for research to have impact it must be driven by collaboration with all stakeholders to improve wellbeing for citizens, ensuring that cities can meet current and future needs. We work locally within Salford and Greater Manchester, as well as globally, providing a hub for shared ideas. Our specialist research centres are problem led and work with academics both within and outside the University to help shape our future cities.

Latest news

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Public engagement – looking beyond REF
For anyone new to the idea of generating and capturing impact from their research, a good place to start is public engagement. By disseminating your research more widely and engaging with a variety of different stakeholders you will be able to track whether your research is having a real-world impact. Some of the best resources […]

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Thu 21 Nov 2019

Personalised Training Plans for 2019/20
Colleagues will have recently received a personalised training plan from our Researcher Development team for the 2019/20 academic year based on the 3-year research plan exercise that took place earlier this year. For many people this will include a strand around development of impact. As you know, each School has its own Impact Coordinator(s), who […]

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Fri 25 Oct 2019

Dr Claudia Trillo
72 experts (out of 159 applicants) representing different regional and local authorities from 23 European countries joined the session “A place-based approach to innovation ecosystems: why context matters” at the European Week of Regions and Cities last 9th October in Brussels. Dr Claudia Trillo, Reader in Architecture at the University of Salford, presented the study “Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: […]

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Mon 21 Oct 2019

ESRC Festival of Social Science – November 2019
The University of Salford, alongside partner institutions Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, are running around 35 events across Manchester and Salford as part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, which runs from 2-9 November 2019. The Festival showcases Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. This brings together […]

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Wed 25 Sep 2019

‘Value of Research’ Events in 2019/20
As part of this year’s training offering for our research colleagues, we are in the process of organising ‘Value of Research’ events, also known as ‘impact away days’ for each of the four Schools. The aim of these events is to bring impact to a wider audience, beyond our REF case study leads, in order […]

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Tue 20 Aug 2019

Based on REF2014 data, a 4* impact case study is estimated to be worth at least £324,000 to an institution in QR funding over the course of the REF cycle. This is the equivalent value of around 5 to 6 outputs. Given that the weighting for impact has increased in REF2021 from 20% to 25% […]

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