CRUNCH is based on principles of
collaborative research and
innovation, and includes experts
from a mix of disciplines, including architecture, urban planning,
engineering, social sciences, geography
and urban policymakers interested
in future energy, food and water solutions.
Prof Steffen Lehmann
Prof Djamila Ouelhadj
Dr Julia Brown
Prof Alessandro Melis
Mrs Claire Coulter
Prof Sukanya Krishnamurthy
Prof Bauke de Vries
Ms Maryam Ghodsvali
Dr Joanna Bach-Głowińska
Prof Piotr Lorens
Prof Karolina Krośnicka'
Ms Hanna Obracht-Prondzyńska
Dr Edith Ngai
Ms Vera van Zoest
Mr Xiuming Liu
Prof Thomas Spiegelhalter
Mr Albert Elias
Mr Fortino Acosta
Prof Shang-Lien Lo
Prof Hwong-Wen Ma
Prof Pei-Te Chiueh
Prof Yu-Sen Chang
Miss Chia-Chun Lin
Prof Steffen Lehmann University of Portsmouth
Steffen is a Visiting Professor for Sustainable Architecture at the University of Portsmouth and has created and led the CRUNCH project 2016-18. More information is here: www.city-leadership.com
Prof Djamila Ouelhadj University of Portsmouth
Djamila is a Professor in Operational Research in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Portsmouth. Her main research interests are Operational Research and the development of novel mathematical optimisation models, advanced meta-heuristic methods, and intelligent decision support systems for automatically producing high-quality solutions to a wide range of real-world optimisation, scheduling and logistics problems.
Dr Julia Brown University of Portsmouth
Julia Brown is a qualitative human geographer and Senior Lecturer in environment and development in the Department of Geography at the University of Portsmouth, UK, with a particular focus on sustainable rural water resource management in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prof Alessandro Melis University of Portsmouth
Alessandro is Professor of Architecture Innovation at the School of Architecture (University of Portsmouth) and Curator of the Italian Pavilion - Venice Architecture Biennale 2020. Since Oct. 2018 he has taken over leadership of the CRUNCH project, assisted by Claire Coulter. More information is here: www.port.ac.uk
Mrs Claire Coulter University of Portsmouth
Claire is the UK Project Coordinator and is based in the Cluster for Sustainable Cities in the University of Portsmouth. More information is available at: www.city-futures.org.uk
Prof Sukanya Krishnamurthy Eindhoven University of Technology
Sukanya Krishnamurthy is an Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Faculty of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her main focus lies at the interface of urban, social and cultural geography, where her scholarship analyses how cities can use their resources and values for better sustainable development.
Prof Bauke de Vries Eindhoven University of Technology
Bauke de Vries is professor for Information Systems in the Built Environment and scientific board member of the Smart Cities program at the Eindhoven University of Technology. More information is here: www.tue.nl
Maryam Ghodsvali Eindhoven University of Technology
Maryam is a PhD candidate at Built Environment Department, Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research focuses on co-design initiatives and participatory resource-resilience scenario development through Urban Living Labs.
Dr Joanna Bach-Głowińska Gdańsk University of Technology
Dr Joanna Bach-Głowińska is an Assistant Professor; Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning at Gdansk University of Technology. Since 2010 her activities at GDA has been focused mainly on the coordination of multi-criteria analysis and comparative studies between Gdansk and other cities.
Prof Piotr Lorens Gdańsk University of Technology
Piotr Lorens is an urban planner and is head of the Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology. His professional interests include urban development and regeneration processes.
Prof Karolina Krośnicka Gdańsk University of Technology
Karolina Krośnicka is Associated Professor at the Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology. Her current research interests concentrate on the theory of urban dynamics, port-city spatial relations, spatial planning of seaside regions, redevelopment of post-industrial areas.
Ms Hanna Obracht-Prondzyńska Gdańsk University of Technology
Architect and urban planner, PhD researcher at the Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning, GUT Faculty of Architecture, specialist at the Pomeranian Office for Regional Planning. Her research focuses on the use of Big Data in city planning and urban data management.
Dr Edith Ngai Uppsala University
Edith Ngai is an Associate Professor in Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research includes Internet-of-Things, cloud computing, smart cities and urban informatics. More info: www.user.it.uu.se/~eding810/
Ms Vera van Zoest Uppsala University
Vera van Zoest is a research assistant at the Information Technology department of Uppsala University, Sweden. She has a background in spatial planning, geo-information science and spatio-temporal statistical modelling of environmental variables in smart cities.
Mr Xiuming Liu Uppsala University
Xiuming Liu is a PhD student at Information Technology Department, Uppsala University. His research work includes statistical data analysis, machine learning, and Internet-of-Things for smart cities.
Prof Thomas Spiegelhalter Florida International University
Thomas is Professor for Sustainable and Resilient Architecture and Co-Director of the Structures and Environmental Technologies Lab at the FIU College of Communication, Architecture and The Arts. More information is here: www.sustainabilitythomasspiegelhalter.com
Mr Albert Elias Florida International University
Albert is the Founder and Creative Director of Aberrate Design Studio, which is an interdisciplinary practice operating in the gray matter between science, art, and technology. More information is here: www.aberrate.net
Mr Fortino Acosta University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Fortino is a green infrastructure expert focused on transdisciplinary projects related to climate resilient regions and regenerative cities. Currently, he is a UNLV Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Engineering. He has a masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield (UK) and he graduated as Industrial Engineer from Iberoamericana University in Mexico City.
Prof Shang-Lien Lo National Taiwan University
Shang-Lien is a Distinguished Professor for Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, NTU. More information is here: www.homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~giee
Prof Hwong-Wen Ma National Taiwan University
Professor Hwong-wen Ma teaches at the Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University. His research focuses on the development of integrated environmental assessment methods for depicting transition paths to sustainability.
Prof Pei-Te Chiueh National Taiwan University
Pei-Te is Professor of Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering. Her research interests lie in quantifying the impact of multi-scale environmental challenges and waste recovery technologies. More information is here: www.enve.ntu.edu.tw
Prof Yu-Sen Chang National Taiwan University
Yu-Sen is Professor for Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Director of the Urban Agriculture Research Center which works across urban greening, urban farming and human health and well-being.
Miss Chia-Chun Lin National Taiwan University
Chia-Chun is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on developing of water management models with impacts-oriented water footprint approach.