5th October 2017


Southampton Roadshow

Thursday 9th November


The UK needs to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 from the 1990 level. What city-level interventions – whether changing our infrastructure, behaviour or simply attitudes – could potentially lead to appropriate reductions? What are the implications of these interventions in terms of economics and people’s wellbeing?



Liveable Cities’ is an umbrella name for a series of interlinked research projects addressing these questions, carried out by the Universities of Southampton, UCL, Lancaster and Birmingham.

Liveable Cities is hosting a series of three roadshows, one in each of its case study cities: Southampton, Lancaster, and Birmingham. The purpose of the roadshows is to showcase the outcomes of the research and its relevance within each city. This event relates to Southampton’s RoadShow addressing Energy and the City.


This event is aimed at those involved with urban energy and housing services, city planning, electrical power generation and distribution and also organisations concerned with addressing fuel poverty and promoting energy efficiency.


  • 9.15 – 10.00: Arrival, registration and coffee
  • 10.00 – 10.15: Introductions and welcome
  • 10.15 – 10.30: Energy at the University of Southampton – Professor Bahaj A.S.
  • 10.30 – 10.45: How much energy can we save from domestic retrofit?

A set of online tools based on simplified building energy models and using GIS have been developed and applied to every domestic building Southampton, and used to explore different levels of energy saving interventions.

  • 10.45 – 11.00: How much electricity can we generate from rooftop solar panels?

A tool based on GIS has been developed to assess rooftop solar PV potential and applied to Southampton. This tool will be demonstrated during this session.

  • 11.00 – 11.30: Exhibition and coffee break
  • 11.30 – 12.00: Design for comfort and energy savings – Thermal comfort and occupant behaviour.
  • 12.00 – 12.30: Design for low carbon cities and wellbeing – Urban form, growth, community and energy use.
  • 12.30 – 14.00: Lunch, poster session and exhibition

During the buffet lunch, a series of displays will illustrate the results of research projects carried out as part of Liveable Cities in Southampton. Researchers will be on hand to informally answer questions and discuss the results.

  • 14.00 – 14.30: Rezoning the industrial waterfont

A historical legacy of waterfront industrial zones provides jobs but prevents access to Southampton’s riverscape, both physically and visually. How can the rezoning of these areas address the challenges of Southampton as a whole?

  • 14.30 – 15.00: Discussion and feedback

Wrap-up session with a chance to have your say on the issues discussed during the day. In small groups followed by plenary session.


Free registration online at energyandcities.org/roadshow

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment


Venue: Library Suite, DoubleTree Hilton, Bracken Place, Chilworth, SO16 3RB


Flyer: Southampton_Roadshow_flyer_09112017