IEDE aims to inform complex policy decisions via ’systems thinking', leading to better outcomes for sustainability, health and equity while reducing unintended harms.
We consider decision-making in an integrated way that involves collaborative learning by policy, community, research and industry representatives. Our systems thinking approach tackles grand challenges in an integrated way, focusing on non-linear and long-term effects.
To do this we must use different decision-making processes, and methods that successfully support these processes. Here, we combine system dynamics modelling, participatory system dynamics, qualitative research and systems engineering. We work collaboratively with stakeholders to co-create solutions that have better prospects of co-benefits and of being sustainably implemented.
- Research Topics
- Systems thinking methods such as system dynamics modelling
- Indoor environments and human performance
- Designing healthy and low-energy buildings
- Sustainable and healthy cities
- Green infrastructure
- Urban water systems
- Planetary health and the built environment
- Participatory system dynamics
- Organisational change
- Inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration
- Research Projects
Best practices for tower refurbishment
CBES platform grant: built environment systems thinking
TOP (‘The Total Performance of Low Carbon Buildings in China and the UK’)
- MSc Programmes
- PhD Supervisors and investigators