Dr Carlo Luiu BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Carlo Luiu

School of Chemical Engineering
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
The Institute for Global Innovation
54 Pritchatts Road
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Carlo Luiu is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Innovation (IGI). His principal research interests lie in the field of urban resilience, sustainable transportation, travel behaviour and transport planning. He is currently working for the Resilient Cities Programme, aimed at investigating the drivers of urban distress and the conditions for securing city resilience, with a focus on global cities that are undergoing transitions.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2018
  • MSc in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning, Sapienza – University of Rome, Italy, 2013
  • BSc in Regional, Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Sassari, Italy, 2008

Biography

Dr Carlo Luiu qualified with a BSc in Regional, Urban and Environmental Planning from University of Sassari (Italy) and a MSc in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning from Sapienza – University of Rome (Italy), where he graduated with a Distinction. During his studies he focused particularly on the issues related to sustainable mobility and accessibility.

He subsequently moved to the University of Birmingham (UK) where he completed a PhD in Civil Engineering focusing on the factors affecting the urban travel needs of the older population. During his PhD he collaborated with the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) programme assisting the Department for International Development. He was also involved in different teaching activities, including lecturing and leading the Engineering drawing and AutoCAD course.

After completing his PhD, he joined the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham, where he currently works as a Research Fellow on the Resilient Cities programme.

Research

Resilient Cities Programme, Institute for Global Innovation (IGI), University of Birmingham

The Resilient Cities programme is a new interdisciplinary research programme supported by the Institute for Global Innovation (IGI) of the University of Birmingham, led by Dr Jonathan Radcliffe. The research programme is motivated by increasing global urbanisation, and a need to understand how cities confront diverse and interlocking forces that can subject their population to distress such as economic and social change or pressures placed upon infrastructure and environmental resources. A more resilient city can limit the impact of these forces and therefore improve the lives of inhabitants.

The Resilient Cities theme will investigate the drivers of urban distress and the conditions for securing city resilience, with a focus on cities in Low and Middle Income Countries that are undergoing transitions at different levels of analysis: individual; community; city; national. Drawing on the team’s multidisciplinary expertise of global cities, as well as expertise of technical, social and institutional systems, this research will re-assess the concept of resilience and its measurement.

Other activities

  • Member of the British Society of Gerontology
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation

Publications

  • Luiu, C., Tight, M. & Burrow, M. (2018), An investigation into the factors influencing travel needs in later life, Journal of Transport & Health, 11, 86-99
  • Luiu, C., Eskandari Torbaghan, M., & Burrow, M.P.N. (2018). Rates of return for railway infrastructure investments in Africa. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.
  • Luiu, C., Tight, M. & Burrow, M. (2018), Factors preventing the use of alternative transport modes to the car in later life, Sustainability, 10, 1982.
  • Luiu, C., Tight, M. & Burrow, M. (2018), A conceptual framework to assess the unmet travel needs in later life, Journal of Transport & Health, 9, 321-333.
  • Eskandari Torbaghan, M., Luiu, C. & Burrow, M.P.N. (2017). Application of digital and innovative construction techniques in lower-income countries. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.
  • Luiu, C., Tight, M. & Burrow, M. (2017), The unmet travel needs of the older population: a review of the literature, Transport Reviews, 37, 488-506.
  • Luiu, C., Tight, M. & Burrow, M. (2015), Design of urban transport systems to meet the needs of an older population, In: Macário, R. (ed.) The 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2015), Lisbon, Portugal.

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