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Engineering Comes Home: Co-Designing Domestic Infrastructure with Residents of a London Housing Estate

Charlotte Johnson, Research Associate at Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources and Prof Sarah Bell, Environmental Engineer and Director of UCL’s Engineering Exchange will be discussing the project and outlining how this approach offers cities a new path to sustainability and liveability.

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In this talk our speakers present Engineering Comes Home- an innovative EPSRC- funded research project that turns the traditional process of infrastructure design on its head.

The project starts with household needs and looks outward to design technologies and infrastructure.
It puts people and their everyday needs and desires first.
It offers a new route for cities to develop decentralised systems, tailored to the communities that use them.

In this talk Charlotte Johnson, Research Associate at Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources and Prof Sarah Bell, Environmental Engineer and Director of UCL’s Engineering Exchange will be discussing the project and outlining how this approach offers cities a new path to sustainability and liveability present our collaboration with residents of a housing estate in Southwark.

Our speakers will be discussing the co-design process they developed to engage residents. They will demonstrate our bespoke WEF nexus calculator that puts systems design into the hands of everyday people, show videos of our participatory process, and present the smart rainwater water harvesting system that resulted from the project.

Learn more about the project at the links below:

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