University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering featured in new online engineering hub

The University of Nottingham’s Department of Architecture and Built Environment has been selected to feature in The Future of Engineering – a new multimedia initiative presented by media and communications specialist St James’s House in association with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

The Creative Energy Homes site on University Park campus

Recently launched at the ICE’s London headquarters, The Future of Engineering is a comprehensive online hub that hosts a selection of exclusive, industry-related films, interviews and features.

As one of the leading voices in the higher education sector, the University of Nottingham shares its insights and expertise on one of the initiative’s documentaries, entitled Putting the Smart into Cities.

The documentary explores the ideas, innovations and individuals at the forefront of the development of sustainable, smart cities across the globe. Including commentary and analysis from a host of leading industry organisations, Putting the Smart into Cities addresses the present and future challenges of urban living, from transport and communications to the built environment, work and leisure.

The Future of Engineering also features a dedicated profile of the University of Nottingham and its leading research into sustainable cities, including the university’s award-winning Creative Energy Homes and the local Trent Basin community energy scheme.

Lucelia Rodrigues

“We have been pioneering internationally leading research into sustainable buildings and communities for more than two decades.”
-Lucelia Rodrigues, Professor of Sustainable and Resilient Cities

Professor Rodrigues continued: “When we think of smart cities, we are often drawn to the idea of using data and technology to improve efficiencies, but we have expanded this concept to mean that processes, systems and lifestyles are seamlessly optimised.”

Addressing the smart city challenge, David Porter, Vice President of the ICE, says, “The ICE’s vision for the future is really embodied in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and we work very hard to try and support the delivery of those. We need to deliver all those SDGs in a way that helps people and the planet to thrive.”