Call for Living Lab proposals for Schuster Annexe

15th June, 2015

There is now an new opportunity for Living Lab ideas to be included into a building project on campus. The project will add a new Annexe to the Schuster building, home to the School of Physics and Astronomy. Work is due to start this summer and is expected to finish in 2017. We are looking for research and teaching projects or recent innovations with a relevance to sustainability that could be implemented, tested and demonstrated in the new Annexe.


New Case Studies and Student Projects

21st May, 2015

Over the last few months, the University Living Lab has been working to establish a number of new partnerships and projects, including Living Lab proposals for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development and collaborations with Environmental Sustainability Advisers on campus. The outcomes of these efforts will be published in due course.


Ferranti PV System

The Ferranti building, part of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, hosts an exciting experiment which looks at the integration of domestic photovoltaic (PV) systems into energy networks.

Sustainable Communities Module

The Department of Planning and Environmental Management at the School of Environment, Education and Development are running a module on Sustainable Communities that makes direct use of the campus for teaching. 

Nature Discovery Garden

Researchers from the Department of Planning and Environmental Management in the School of Environment, Education and Development are working with Estates and the Manchester Museum to develop a nature discovery garden as a haven for wildlife and unusual education space.

Sackville Street Student Electronics Lab

One of the most successful Living Lab projects on the university campus is the Sackville Street Student Lab. The project is an ambitious attempt to hand over control of the lab to students for experimentation with electrics, lighting, ventilation, and ambient temperature.

Student dissertation opportunities - Estates

Cycling & Society Symposium 2015 - Call for Abstracts

19th March, 2015

The University of Manchester and the University of Salford are pleased to jointly host the 12th Cycling and Society Symposium. Researchers are invited to contribute to a two-day event to bring together the latest thinking and evidence on the relationship between cycling, society and the built environment.


Mobile phone apps: a rich source of data for cycle infrastructure planning?

6th February, 2015

Discuss our reserach on mobile phone data for cycling infrastructure planning in the current Viewpoint of Local Transport Today (Issue 664)

For reference please use "Schliwa*, Bell, Evans & Mason (2015), Local Transport Today (LLT) Issue 664, Viewpoint, p. 18."

*Corresponding author, please email for any questions or feedback.