- Environmental Policy Researchers wins prestigious award
- Eight UCD schools win Athena SWAN awards for gender equality commitment
- Planning and Real Estate Concise Guides to Planning By Brendan Williams
- Landscape Architecture successful in Interreg bid
- Concrete Solutions for Sustainability in Buildings
- Timber and Harbours: Insights into Sustainability in Design and Construction
- Bloom 2019: A real taste of Ireland
- Planning & Environmental Policy Society win the 'Society Publication of the Year Award’
- Ministers announce the nomination of Professor Peter Clinch as Chairperson Designate of the Board of Science Foundation Ireland
- Environmental scientist Dr Cara Augustenborg appointed to Council of State
- Construction is a cause of global warming, but is concrete really the problem?
- Impress - Design Workshop
- A Living Lab Approach for more Sustainable Cities
- In Memoriam Kevin Roche: 1922 - 2019
- Irish star Sheila O’Donnell wins WIA Architect of the Year 2019
- Professor Sheila O’Donnell becomes first Irish architect inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters
- Planning and Environmental Policy Careers Day 2019
- UCD Professor of Planning, Mark Scott, launches a major new book on rural planning
- UCD academics named as two of Ireland’s five new Cultural Ambassadors
A Living Lab Approach for more Sustainable Cities
Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
“If we don’t engage with the people who are living in cities, if we don’t get them to try the technology or share their experiences, then we run the risk that the solutions will stay on the shelf, will not be used.”
In part 5 of our 2019 researcher case studies we look at Dr Francesco Pilla of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy.
Dr Francesco Pilla is working on several projects to tackle environmental issues in Dublin and in other European cities, with the aim of scaling up the technologies and approaches his group develops.
The research is currently co-designing and testing interventions with citizens to mitigate against poor air quality and its related health effects, to predict localised flooding and plan for future protection against such events, and to assess the value of green spaces to human health and wellbeing. The research is already increasing awareness among citizens of the need for greater sustainability, and the interventions are designed for larger-scale impact in Europe.
You can find the full text of the case study here:A Living Lab Approach for more Sustainable Cities