How does the built environment impact on our health, our happiness and our life chances? How can we make our cities and towns smarter and more sustainable? How can we make our new and existing infrastructure more resilient to natural hazards and changing climates? How can our cities and regions be developed and revitalised to make them functional and stimulating places to live in? What can we learn from historical and prehistorical precedents of how communities constructed their environments?
The UCD Earth Institute’s multidisciplinary community of researchers are working to answer these questions.
Contact our Built Environment theme leads Oliver Kinnane (UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy), Ellen Rowley (UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy) and Gerald Mills (UCD School of Geography) or the Earth Institute team to find out more about our activities in this area.