Skip to main content

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

Fri 5 Jan 2018

There is a growing body of opinion that holds that researchers have a responsibility to articulate the impact of their research to non-academic audiences. Indeed, the way in which research funding is allocated now increasingly reflects researchers’ ability to generate and demonstrate impact. A renewed emphasis on the importance of both planning and evidencing research […]

Read full post...

Mon 5 Jun 2017

This project involves piloting innovative methods to understanding active travel inequalities. In collaboration with Colleen Donovan-Togo from St Clement’s Community Centre, Ordsall, Nick Davies organised a workshop in April which involved input from community members and practitioners from numerous organisations involved in the low-carbon travel agenda in Greater Manchester, including TGFM, Sustrans, Living Streets and […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...