Below is a selection of research at Warwick relevant to the Sustainable Cities GRP.
We look at how we deal with water-related risks. Currently, the local community are one of the last to know about flood risks. To create flood resilient communities, we need to rethink how flood data is produced and spread.
We investigate urban rhythms, atmospheres and patterns of behaviour. Our case study is Coventry. The city has undergone dramatic changes since the mid-twentieth century, and is now the UK City of Culture 2021.
Geohazards are natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides. Our aim is to better assess and predict the risks associated with geohazards. We want to make sure our infrastructure can cope.
Biometric forensics is the study of unique way each of us look and behave for identification purposes. Multimedia forensics is the study of devices and media such as images, audio and video. Project IDENTITY aims to improve the ways we use biometric and multimedia forensics.
Our research aims to find the best ways to deliver healthcare to people living in slums in Asia and Africa. The focus will be on eight slums across Asia and Africa.
The air quality in London has been improving over recent years. Policies to reduce emissions, mainly from transport, have worked. However, we need to do more. Poor air quality is a threat to public health.
URBE Latam seeks to expand and refine the understanding of risks, vulnerabilities and potentialities associated with rain-related geohazards in Latin America.
Our aim is to make the Midlands the UK centre for the development and testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). We use over 50 miles of Coventry and Birmingham roads to carry out our research.
RiskPACC is a three-year-long project is funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme. At Warwick RiskPACC is led by Professor Jon Coaffee and Dr Vangelis Pitidis.