Mr Richard Bellingham

Director Sustainable Cities & Eng Policy

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Personal statement

My focus is on projects and teaching that can improve the quality of human life in cities across the world.  I enjoy delivering research and consultancy that delivers tangible positive and meaningful impact for citizens globally.

Particular areas of focus include development of programmes and strategies to make cities more sustainable and resilient; the creation of healthier urban environments; the use of data analytics to optimise the design of city systems and infrastructure; and the design of smarter cities.

A fast growing sector for us currently is international development - with a focus on the achievement of sustainable development goals through creation of holistic urban development strategies in developing world countries.

Our work is often taken forward in partnership with commercial, governmental, public and academic organisations - both in the UK and internationally.  We are always open for a discussion.


Energy poverty : estimating the impact of solid cooking fuels on GDP per capita in developing countries - case of sub-Saharan Africa
Garba Ifeoluwa, Bellingham Richard
Energy Vol 221 (2021)
Clean cooking fuel and sustainable development in developing countries : an overview
Garba Ifeoluwa, Bellingham Richard
42nd IAEE International Conference (2019)
The energy poverty situation : a review of developing countries
Garba Ifeoluwa, Nieradzinska Kamila, Bellingham Richard
Advanced Studies in Energy Efficiency and Built Environment for Developing Countries (2019) (2019)
The impact of lack of clean cooking fuels on sustainable development in developing countries
Garba Ifeoluwa, Bellingham Richard
ASME 2018 12th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2018 Power Conference and the ASME 2018 Nuclear Forum (2018)
The investigation of the impacts of optimized energy policy and energy business models on large-scale urban programs in developing countries
Garba Ifeoluwa, Bellingham Richard
3rd Annual Future Wind and Marine Conference (2017)
Smart & sustainable cities
Bellingham Richard, Purshouse Nicholas
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 37, pp. 59-66 (2013)

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Professional activities

United Nations (External organisation)

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Developing Smart Cities in India
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator) Beverland, Iain (Co-investigator) Ferguson, Neil (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator) Rogerson, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
SFC GCRF Pump Priming - Cleaner Air for Kolkata
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator) Beverland, Iain (Co-investigator) Ferguson, Neil (Co-investigator) Kelly, Nicolas (Co-investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Rogerson, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Circle Glasgow2
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator)
Evaluation of the impacts of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce circular economy programme for Glasgow
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Mumbai
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator)
An agreement promoting joint research and knowledge exchange on Future Cities, the development of cities including: inclusive economic growth, healthier cities, and environmental sustainability.
Indian Smart Cities Workshops
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator) Rogerson, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2018
Rotterdam, Umea and Glasgow: Generating Exemplar Districts in Sustainable Energy Deployment H2020: Ruggedised (Smart and Sustainable Cities)
Clarke, Joseph Andrew (Principal Investigator) Bellingham, Richard (Co-investigator) Costola, Daniel (Co-investigator) Kelly, Nicolas (Co-investigator)
Rotterdam, Umea and Glasgow: Generating Exemplar Districts in Sustainable Energy Deployment
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2021

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