Posts in UPRISE Category

‘Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: Boston-Cambridge Innovation Districts’ – Dr Claudia Trillo

72 experts (out of 159 applicants) representing different regional and local authorities from 23 European countries joined the session “A place-based approach to innovation ecosystems: why context matters” at the European Week of Regions and Cities last 9th October in Brussels. Dr Claudia Trillo, Reader in Architecture at the University of Salford, presented the study “Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: […]


2017 Professorial and Readership promotions announced

Professor Helen Marshall Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce our new Professors and Readers for 2017. All have proved their sustained and recognised leadership and I warmly congratulate each one of them for achieving these well-deserved promotions. I am particularly pleased to see eight of the candidates are women, which ties in with our […]


Talking the Walk: A Co-Creation Approach To Understanding Active Travel: Project News

This project involves piloting innovative methods to understanding active travel inequalities. In collaboration with Colleen Donovan-Togo from St Clement’s Community Centre, Ordsall, Nick Davies organised a workshop in April which involved input from community members and practitioners from numerous organisations involved in the low-carbon travel agenda in Greater Manchester, including TGFM, Sustrans, Living Streets and […]


THINKlab partnership project receives €425K funding

THE University of Salford will lead the way in helping to create more energy efficient cities, after receiving a €425,000 grant from the EU. Buildings waste huge amounts of energy but annually just 1-2% of the building stock of cities is upgraded for efficiency – a process known as retrofitting. It is estimated that the […]


Publishing in Scholarly Journals

As a researcher, sharing your work is essential to furthering the discussion, development and potentially even funding of your findings. The sheer quantity of guides available on “how to write” and “how to target X journal” perhaps signifying the impact of targeting the right place and the best audience for your research. Before reaching the stage of submitting in […]


UPRISE, ELS and SHUSU Exploring Local & Regional Approaches to Ecology & Flooding

Researchers from UPRISE are collaborating with colleagues from the School of Environment and Life Sciences, Research and Innovation and SHUSU (Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit) on a HEIF-funded project to explore local and regional approaches to ecology and flooding.  This project will involve engaging with organisations, agencies and communities in the Salford and wider […]


Professor Jason Underwood People Count – the culture of digital construction

The School of Built Environment’s Professor Jason Underwood wass an invited keynote alongside Chris Boardman, MBE and former British and Olympic cyclist, at an event organised by the global technology organisation Trimble Solutions/Tekla on 1st December. The event was focused  on the people aspect of collaboration and digital construction entitled “People Count – the culture of digital […]


Could factory-built homes solve UK’s housing crisis?

Factory-built homes could help solve the UK’s housing crisis, construction expert Professor Mohammed Arif has told the BBC. Factory-built homes, also known as modular houses, have the capability to deliver homes fast, cheaper and have a final product which is more energy efficient, Arif, Professor of Sustainability and Process Management, said. The Professor in the […]


New easy-to-use Ethics website launches

The Research Centres Support Team in the Research & Enterprise Division are pleased to announced the launch of the new University Ethics Website. Over the last few months, the team have been working to develop a new, centralised website and to update all the application forms, so that the whole process of getting ethics approval […]


THINKLab rail partnership wins national prize

DIGITAL technology to ease the planning of Britain’s rail upgrades has won a national award for industry. The 4-D simulation developed with S&C South Alliance for Network rail scooped Most Outstanding Building Information Modelling project at the Constructing Excellence awards in London. Network Rail recently signed a new contract with the University to roll the […]