University of Oxford Biochemistry building

ARCC news for January 2018

Hello to all as we start back for the New Year!

We are pleased to announce the projects that are joining us at ecobuild from 6–8 March 2018 in London, including:

ARCC has added a fantastic new report to its website on how mechanisms designed to  promote academic and institutional opportunities from research can paradoxically inhibit academic entrepreneurialism (pdf, 3 MB). This is authored by ARCC network members Dr Katie Jenkins and Briony Turner.

Following our Feeling Good in Public Spaces series, the Journal of Biourbanism is exploring the sensory impact of place design, providing a platform to raise awareness of this knowledge, and how it could or should be embedded in professional practice if we are to deliver health-promoting, liveable environments in which people flourish. Call for papers, due 12 March 2018.

If you want to find out more about the ARCC and CIBSE GI Design Challenge, take a look at a blog from sustainability professional Chloe HamptonLondon South Bank University. And don’t forget to contact Tanya Wilkins if you need a team for our GI Design Challenge, being run for the third year with CIBSE. This challenge provides an opportunity to showcase what constitutes a healthy, productive and sustainable urban environment both now and into the future in the context of a changing climate.

And the ARCC annual report 2017 is available on our website too.

Events & opportunities

Infrastructure Operators Adaptation Forum (IOAF) – annual survey

The IOAF brings together infrastructure operators and their representatives with regulators, researchers and policy makers. The Environment Agency is the secretariat for the IOAF and each year carry out this survey to gather information from members and their wider networks.

EPSRC Prosperous Nation, project announcement

In support of the Year of Engineering, EPSRC have just announced 28 new research projects through their Engineeering for a Prosperous Nation call to support research in fields ranging from autonomous vehicles, to energy storage and healthcare technology.

iBUILD – Are we all being served?

27 February 2018

Join iBUILD for their final event to hear about the latest research findings from the centre, to explore future research opportunities, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the team.

Decision-making and uncertainty workshop

27–28 February 2018

This workshop will bring together decision-makers with the analytical community to explore making better decisions under uncertainty, and it will form the basis of an ongoing network. This is brought to you by the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, Warwick University, London School of Economics, E3G, UK Government and Atkins.

Royal Academy of Engineering – research chairs and senior research fellowships

6 March 2018

This scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by supporting exceptional academics in UK universities to undertake use-inspired research that meets the needs of the industrial partners.

Sir John Armitt appointed chair of National Infrastructure Commission

The Chancellor has appointed Sir John Armitt as the new Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission. He has served as a Commissioner since the NIC was established in 2015, and last year had been appointed Deputy Chair.