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.


Clean cooking fuel and sustainable development in developing countries : an overview
Garba Ifeoluwa, Bellingham Richard
42nd IAEE International Conference (2019)
Smart & sustainable cities
Bellingham Richard, Purshouse Nicholas
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 37, pp. 59-66 (2013)
Sustainable Glasgow
Bellingham Richard
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 33, pp. 67-75 (2010)
The impact of low carbon generation on the future price of electricity
Bellingham Richard
Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Vol 32, pp. 63-69 (2008)

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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
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.
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)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2021
Swarm_CIS_CO PhD Marilyn Lennon 2
Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator) Bellingham, Richard (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2020
CONSERVE: Contingency Operations for Strategic Infrastructure and the Vulnerable
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Bellingham, Richard (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2017
ThermCERT ESA future cities project
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2017

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