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Environmental analysis and design research

Explore our work in this area of expertise, one of 8 within our Architecture, Interiors and Urbanism research

To react to issues both now and in the future, such as climate change, we need to rethink the way we build cities – from the types of buildings we construct, to open spaces we create – and the impact they all have on our atmosphere.

This shift in the way we approach the built environment can offer opportunities for development of new design and power generation. In the future, architecture won't define objects, but rather inform hybrid landscapes, with processes to adapt to extreme conditions, like flooding and desertification.

New techniques, smart technology, and the use of advanced digital tools will become essential to the development of a discipline that focuses on the future.

Our research covers the following topics


  • Sustainable architecture
  • Resilience
  • Climate sensitive design

Discover our areas of expertise

Environmental analysis and design is one of our 8 areas of research expertise in Architecture, Interiors and Urbanism – explore the other 7 below.

Our members

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Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Architecture, Interiors & Urbanism postgraduate research degrees page.