Lauren Andres, Urbanist
I have been blessed recently with two new projects for which I am acting as co-investigator. First with Emma Ferranti (PI), Andrew Quinn, we have secured internal EPSRC-funding and GEES pump priming funding to look at the transport legacies of recent mega-events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cape Town (South Africa) with regard to sustainability and climate resilience ambitions. Second we have just been notified that our UoB/Nottingham/FAPESP research grant application led by Lucelia Rodrigues (University of Nottingham) has been successful. Along with other colleagues in Nottingham, Birmingham (incl. Peter Kraft) and in Sao Paulo we will explore the issue of 'Re-Inhabiting the City' and question the re-use/re-design of vacant spaces in Sao Paulo's vacant urban core.
I am also very pleased to say that the GEES Urban Initiative has been successfully launched and is already demonstrating the School strength in promoting new innovative urban research while being an incubator for other collaborations across the university and beyond, while being a great asset for our students and external partners.
More of both items soon...