Directed by Professor Darren Robinson, the Laboratory of Urban Complexity and Sustainability (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary team of academics, research fellows and PhD students. We are working on projects to better understand how cities function, socially and physically, and how this functioning and its consequences for social, economic and environmental sustainability can be improved upon.
Further information on our work can be found on our research pages and blog.
LUCAS is also a key component of the University's Sustainable and Resilient Cities Research Priority Area (RPA).
The hub of our activity is the Leverhulme Research Programme Grant Sustaining urban habitats: an interdisciplinary approach. The ambitious aim of this project is to transform our understanding of how sustainable cities, and by extension our species, can be.
Our objectives in achieving this aim are to:
InSmart case study with GeoPlace
A summary of the InSmart project completed by Gavin Long and Darren Robinson has been published as a GeoPlace case study. The work describes the development of a virtual energy model of Nottingham’s building stock, through integration of the... Read more
Laboratory for Urban Complexity and Sustainability
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University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RB
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