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Explore the sustainable city

04 March 2008 @TeessideUni


The potential for creating the sustainable city will be explored in a free lecture by Professor Cliff Hardcastle, the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) on Wednesday 12 March at 6.30pm, University Centuria Building, Victoria Road, Middlesbrough.

Professor Hardcastle’s lecture will feature his work as part of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded research team, which brings together researchers from four universities and over 20 practice based organisations. The team is developing models and toolkits to help create environments that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. There will be an opportunity for audience questions after the lecture.

Following undergraduate study, Cliff joined the Building Performance Research Unit at the University of Strathclyde as a Research Assistant before moving to Newcastle Polytechnic to lecture in Built Environment. At Newcastle, Cliff was awarded his first research council grants and was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oregon in the USA. Cliff then moved to the University of Westminster as Head of the School of Construction, Housing and Surveying and also achieved a PhD with Heriot-Watt University.

Following Westminster, Cliff moved to Glasgow Caledonian University as Head of Department and later Dean of the School of Built and Natural Environment. He progressed to Assistant Principal, with responsibility for commercial development, and also acted as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Operations.

Throughout his career Cliff has remained an active researcher. He is Visiting Professor to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

For more information on the lecture please contact the University’s Alumni Office on 01642 384255, e-mail