Claudia Carter

Professor in Environmental Governance and Planning

School of Engineering and the Built Environment - BE

Claudia is a Professor in the field of interdisciplinary research and environmental governance. Her research relates to climate change and sustainability adopting social-ecological systems thinking and approaches. Her main areas of interest are the opportunities and barriers to 'low-impact' living and the transformative planning to create greener and sustainable cities.

Claudia studied geography and environmental management and for many years worked in academic and applied research on environmental policy and management, environmental values, public and stakeholder engagement, critical evaluation, and interdisciplinary research approaches. She joined Birmingham City University in 2011.

Current/recent research projects include:

  • Are you game for Climate Action? - Engaging young people in built environment climate research through co-design and play’ project funded by UKRI-AHRC as part of COP26. Output: Climania
  • ‘STEAM INC. – STEAM Innovation and Curriculum’ project (2019-1-UK01-KA203-062032) funded by the British Council as part of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
  • DT-Uni – Design Thinking Approach for an Interdisciplinary University project under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
  • Development of PARTICIPOLOGY, a resource to engage people in participative planning, decision-making and training using a board game format.
  • Work packages 9 and 10 of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) Follow-On programme focusing on assessing and developing tools to take account of the Ecosystem Approach in decision-making.

Past posts included Project Leader/Social Scientist at the Forestry Commission's Research Agency - Forest Research (Farnham, England; 2006-2011); Researcher in the Socio-Economic Research Group (SERG) of the Macaulay Institute (Aberdeen, Scotland; 2002-2006), Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge (1998-2001).

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