Sustainable Transformation of  Low Income Communities: Multidisciplinary Approach to Scalable Solutions (MASS)

Date: Thursday 27th July 2017 – Time: 9.30 – 14.00

Venue: Vijay Patel Building – De Montfort University – Leicester


In September 2015 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, a set of 17 goals were formulated to transform our world by 2030 through sustainable development.  This workshop focuses on 3 of the United Nations goals for sustainable development.

Goal 6- clean water and sanitation

Goal 7- Affordable and clean energy

Goal 11- sustainable cities and communities,

These goals highlight the need for a radical transformation of  low income communities in the least developed countries. We embark on this workshop to gather innovative ideas/methods which leads to better, more sustainable and scalable solutions.

The workshop will be bringing together early career researchers/professionals whose research interests have potential to impact low income communities in the developing world. Therefore, this interdisciplinary workshop promises to be engaging, exciting and challenging.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To discuss the opportunities and challenges observed from our project (which is exploring solutions for affordable sustainable housing in low income communities.
  • To form a multidisciplinary consortium of early career researches/professionals whose research output can be used to transform low income communities.
  • To propose a special issue of a journal to collect evidence of different methods and solutions.

Interested participants will be invited to submit an abstract only of a maximum of 200 words aligning with the workshop theme/ objectives.

This workshop is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering through the Frontiers of Engineering seed corn funding to devise sustainable solutions for low-cost building in developing countries.

Abstract Submission

Interested participants are invited to submit an abstract of a maximum of 200 words using the link below:


Please contact us if you have any issues when uploading your submission.

Workshop Registration

Interested participants are invited to register for the workshop using the form below: