Environmental Design and Management research overview
The Environmental Design and Management research area is part of a federation of departments and groups within the University that have an interest in the design and management of the environment. This covers a wide spectrum of environmental issues which ranges from the design and initial decision to build to the management of the natural environment.
The research area is centred around the award winning Portland Building which was purpose-designed by Professor of design Sir Colin Stansfield-Smith.
In addition to offering an exciting and inspiring environment in which to learn, the Portland Learning Resource Centre provides state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources, a dedicated journals and reference library, several computer suites and a refectory for welcome breaks and meeting friends.
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Academic staff: 20 (please see the staff list).
Postgraduate research students: 31.
Internal links: The School has close links with the Portsmouth School of Architecture and the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying.
Institute of Maritime and Heritage Studies
The Institute is housed in the magnificent setting of the Historic Dockyard in Boathouse Six. Research interests reflect both contemporary issues and historical issues. The Institute's research interests are in Contemporary (vessel traffic management, small craft safety) and Heritage (historic building conservation, heritage tourism, maritime conservation science, regeneration of historic property, English Channel management).
Centre for Sustainable Design
The Centre for Sustainable Design is a new initiative looking at sustainability through design both in terms of architecture and environmentally friendly buildings. A major Smart homes project, developing intelligent residential homes, has recently been completed.
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CCEPD)
This unit runs short courses aimed at professionals who wish to follow a programme of continuing pofessional development (CPD). We run courses for surveyors, architects, civil engineers and health and safety professionals.
The Centre for Coastal Zone Management
The Centre for Coastal Zone Management undertakes a wide range of research looking at integrated coastal zone management systems, management planning and coastal recreation management.
Our postgraduate research students conduct their research in the School's laboratories, equipped with modern instruments. We offer specialised laboratories in areas such as chemistry, highway materials, concrete, public health, soil mechanics structures and hydraulics laboratories.
Our outstations include the full-scale Public Health Field Station and Laboratories at the Petersfield Sewage Treatment Works.
Surveying and Property Resource Management Group
Our researchers are working and can provide excellent research on the following fields:
- Valuation, marina and coastal development
- Institutional frameworks
- Recreational land management
- Property management, Property Law
Leisure, Tourism and Heritage Group
If your research interests lie in this area, we offer high quality supervision in fields such as:
- Sports facilities development
- Development of waterways
- Sports law
- Economic impact of recreation
Health and Safety Group
Our researchers in this area are working and supervising postgraduate research students in the field of Risk Assessment.