Impact and Knowledge Exchange

Our work is driven by real world problems! The group members have been providing high quality consultancy work to industry and local authorities. We have expertise in evidence-based design, particularly in the area of public spaces, conservation planning and regeneration strategies, as well as design governance in the planning system. Our research has influenced professional practice, informed policy-making for sustainable development and impacted the society with design thinking. We are ideally placed to conduct practice work with a research element, such as design review, design consultation and professional training.

We have also been actively engaging the general public through public exhibitions, workshops and talks in various educational and art venues locally and internationally.

For more information, please contact Dr. Fei Chen ( +44 151 794 2620)

A selection of consultancy projects and public engagement projects:

Local authorities

  • Design review of the international competition of a new town in China
  • Training programme on the typomorphological approach to urban design

Design industry

The public

  • Tate Exchange residency - The Power of the Railway Journey
  • Public talk on image-making in urban design in the Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Public talk on migrants workers and housing in the Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Public talk on housing and community-building in China in the RIBA North Social Housing symposium
  • Public talk in the Liverpool International Photography Festival LOOK/17
  • Public talk on Building worlds architecture and postwar picture books in the UK. Queen Mary University, 7 May 2019
  • Public talk on Building Children’s Worlds Modern Architecture and Post1945 Picture Books. RIBA London, 30 July 2019
  • Public talk on Architecture in Pictures. University of Applied Arts and Sciences Dortmund, 28 October 2019
  • Public exhibition on Building Children’s Worlds. RIBA North Liverpool, March / April 2019.