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  • Internationally acknowledged speakers presenting at the Cluster meeting in September

    Cluster Team Meeting

    The Cluster for Sustainable Cities welcomed 4 speakers to its recent Cluster meeting on 5th September 2018: Professor Daniela Perrotti, University of Louvain (Belgium); Dr Georgiana Varna, University of Newcastle; Dr Louis Rice, University of Western England: and Dr Mikle Davis, University of Auckland (New Zealand).

  • Portsmouth-Led Project CRUNCH has successful kick-off

    Project CRUNCH Team

    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.

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  • Project team ‘CRUNCH’ wins funding of Euro 1.6 million

    Project CRUNCH

    The research project "CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: operationalising the Food-Water-Energy-Nexus" was selected for funding in a 2-stage process as part of the joint call ‘Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI), organised by Urban Europe JPI and the Belmont Forum, with support from the European Commission.

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  • PlastiCity – Towards An Urban Plastic Refinery

    The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries have teamed up with the University of Ghent for PlastiCity, a research project co-lead by Professor Steffen Lehmann.

    School of Architecture Lecturer and Director of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities, Professor Steffen Lehmann has teamed up with Professor Steven De Meester from the University of Ghent, in Belgium, to tackle research on plastic waste.

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  • Public lecture by
    Igor Peraza

    "Beginnings, Middle and End",
    Eldon Building, 8 March 2018, 5pm Urban Inventions

  • Public lecture by
    Dominic Papa

    "Towards a New Sociopolis",
    Eldon Building, 8 March 2018, 5:40pm Urban Inventions

  • Public lecture by
    Emily Penn

    "Plastic Ocean",
    Eldon Building, 8 March 2018, 6:20pm

    Plastic Ocean

  • Public lecture by
    Prof Rodrigo Perez De Arce

    "City of Play",
    Eldon Building, 5 December 2017, 12:15pm City of Play

  • 2 lectures by Simone Sfriso,
    TAMassociati (Venice)

    "Taking Care",
    Room: tbc, 26 October 2017, 1pm & 5pm 2 lectures by Simone Sfriso

  • Public lecture by
    Prof Paolo Di Nardo

    "Hidden Beauty",
    Eldon Building, 11 May 2017, 6pm Hidden Beauty

  • Public lecture by
    Niccolo Casas

    Milano "3-D printed Fashion",
    Eldon Building, 8 Dec 6pm

    Niccolo Casas lecture

  • Public lecture by
    Prof David Turnbull

    Cooper Union New York,
    Eldon Building, 5 Oct 6pm

    David Turnbull lecture

  • Architecture Student
    Design Competition Jury

    Temporary mobile event structures using
    a carbon-fibre kit of parts, 17 Nov 2016

    student competition

  • Sustainable Lina
    Book Launch

    AA Bookshop, Bedford Square, London,
    2 Nov 2016, 6.30pm Sustainable Lina publication

  • Public lecture by
    Charlotte Skene Catling

    "Skene Catling de la Pena Architects",
    Eldon Building, 24 March 2016, 6pm de la pena

  • Public lecture by
    Keith Brewis

    "Responsible Dreaming",
    Eldon Building, 17 March 2016, 6pm Responsible Dreaming

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The Urban Future of Portsmouth - May 2016

A panel of five experts lead a discussion on this year’s theme ‘The Urban Future of Portsmouth’.

The panel is comprised of: Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University; Wayne Hemingway MBE, HemingwayDesign; Cllr Donna Jones, Leader of Portsmouth City Council; Carole Damper, CEO of the Roberts Centre; and Allan Gordon, Chair of Shaping Portsmouth Developers Group. Topics under discussion will include using public dialogue to discuss visionary but grounded strategies and ideas on the future of the city of Portsmouth and what needs to be done to meet the urban challenges of the 21st century.

The Urban Future of Portsmouth Flyer - May 2016

The Urban Future of Portsmouth - September 2016

The second in a series of three events. The inaugural one was in May 2016 and the third one will be in February 2017.

The launch of the urban manifesto will take place at the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Building. Our invited experts will give keynote presentations on the theme ‘The Urban Future of Portsmouth: Leadership to deliver the Public Space Network for the Knowledge City’.We will use public dialogue to discuss visionary but grounded strategies and ideas on the future of the city of Portsmouth and what needs to be done to meet the urban challenges of the 21st century. The discussion will explore the city’s urban transformation to a knowledgebased city and share ideas among experts.

The Urban Future of Portsmouth Flyer - September 2016

Regular Cluster meeting schedule:

  • 8th June 2016
  • 10th August 2016
  • 28th September 2016
  • 30th November 2016
  • 15th February 2017
  • 31st May 2017
  • 6th September 2017
  • 26th October 2017
  • 7th March 2018
  • 5th September 2018

  • cluster speakers

    Photo of the speakers at the Industry Breakfast at Guildhall, from left to right: Prof Steffen Lehmann, Prof Graham Galbraith, Flick Drummond MP, Bev Lucas, Elad Eisenstein and Jason Syrett.

    cluster breakfast event

    Newsletter items

  • Public Debate on Urban Future, May 2016
  • Launch Cluster for Sustainable Cities, June 2016
  • MoU with AECOM, July 2016
  • MoU with C6(n), July 2016
  • Keynote Singapore, August 2016
  • Book launch Bo Bardi book, September 2016
  • Cluster Industry Breakfasts, September 2016
  • Welcoming our new Cluster Ambassador, September 2016
  • Experts discuss Portsmouth's Urban Future, September 2016
  • Cluster Director invited to join UN Expert Panel, October 2016
  • Urban regeneration workshop in Italy, November 2016
  • Special issue of academic journal published, November 2016
  • Cluster for Sustainable Cities Seed Funding Call 2016-17, December 2016
  • Shaping Portsmouth Annual Conference, January 2017
  • Annual ‘Thought Leadership’ Event, March 2017
  • Completing the first stage, April 2017
  • The Future of Cities Matter, May 2017
  • Launch of Urban Manifesto, June 2017
  • CCI Professor lectures at leading architecture schools in Brazil, June 2017
  • Is the Future of Cities green?, June 2017
  • International Forum on the Future of Cities, June 2017
  • The Urban Future of Portsmouth, June 2017
  • Harnessing Urban Wind Power, July 2017
  • New book on Urban Density Published, July 2017
  • New Italian connections, September 2017
  • Visit to China, October 2017
  • Professor Lehmann speaks at London conference, November 2017
  • Professor Lehmann China return, November 2017
  • Rodrigo Perez visit, December 2017
  • Researcher meeting Milan, January 2018
  • CCI India Workshop, February 2018
  • CCI China, March 2018
  • UK-China Workshop on Urban Regeneration in Xi"an, June 2018
  • Ciria Annual Debate, June 2018
  • Urban Regeneration, August 2018
  • Cluster Workshops


    INSIGHT Flyer, March 2018

    Programme Booklet, June 2018