Professor Thomas Spiegelhalter Presented at CRUNCH Workshop in Poland

Department of Architecture Professor Thomas Spiegelhalter, CO-Director of the Structures and Environmental Technologies Lab (SET) presented his initial collaborative research findings at the E.U. Belmont CRUNCH – Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices workshop conference in Gdansk, Poland. Spiegelhalter has been awarded along with a team of international researchers, a total award amount of 1.9 million dollars for their CRUNCH Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices in February, 2018. The research project was selected from a pool of 79 projects as part of the joint call ‘Sustainable Urbanization Global Initiative’ (SUGI), organized by Urban Intelligent Europe JPI, EU Horizon 2020 and the Belmont Forum with support from the European Commission. The three-year CRUNCH project consists of strategically selected 19 university/industry/business partners from 6 countries (UK, The Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, USA, Taipei/China); The only 2 non-EU countries USA and Taipei, China, are partly led by Spiegelhalter whereas all CRUNCH members are working closely together with different work packages of Strategic Innovation Trajectories (SITs). The selected six participating municipalities are the Non-European Cities Miami (USA) and Taipei (Taiwan/Chinese Taipei), and the European Cities Southend-on-Sea (UK), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Gdansk (Poland), and Uppsala (Sweden).  Business partners include STANTEC (U.S.), AECOM Ltd (UK), The Ecological Sequestration Trust (UK) Experior [...]

October 11th, 2018|Categories: CRUNCH Miami Press|

Portsmouth-led Project CRUNCH has successful kick-off

The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is pleased to share the successful kick-off of the CRUNCH project. An international project, led by the University of Portsmouth’s Cluster for Sustainable Cities, with a funding value of 1.6 million euros, has successfully been kicked-off in a two-day event. 25 senior researchers from six countries came together to commence the important work in an intensive research workshop in Southend-on- Sea on 23rd April, and in London on 24th April. The “CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: operationalising the Food-Water- Energy Nexus” project will help scientists, small and large businesses, cities, non-governmental organisations and local stakeholders, to work together and develop integrated, cross-cutting approaches to food, water and energy management in cities. A NEXUS is a focal point that bundles a series of connections and links, such as a system of urban infrastructure. CRUNCH will help cities to solve the increasing challenges of food, water and energy management at the urban scale and strengthen liveability. The project has an integrated approach to facilitate decision-making and learning from city to city. Increasing demands for food, water and energy often exceed the capabilities of any one city, region or government. Combined with population growth and the expansion of cities, a collaborative and integrated approach is required to meet these future demands. The CRUNCH project investigates food, [...]

April 24th, 2018|Categories: CRUNCH Miami Press|