Quality of Life

Urban and community quality of life has become central to city planning and policy making. There are various social, environmental, physical, economic and psychological factors that are associated with the quality of life in a city.

Interrelated topics of research under this theme include health and wellbeing, medical devices and innovations, health and safety, experiential architecture and design, place-making, liveability, inclusivity.

We offer our Engineering and the Built Environment PhD. We've also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.


Find out more about our members on their profile pages.

Current projects

Scoping study on the current technology related to the Built Environment (BE) to support elderly people to live independently in their community. Funder: Positive Ageing Research Institute (PARI).


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Research Trust funds research into ‘Almshouses’.

Key publications

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