I am a visual design PhD candidate in the Liveable Cities interdisciplinary research project. Liveable Cities aims to develop a method of designing and engineering low-carbon, resource-secure, – UK cities that do not compromise on individual and collective wellbeing. Great importance is given in the research to the human dimension of living and working in a city. Quality of life, wellbeing and citizen aspirations must be assessed and translated into design criteria for transforming the engineering of cities to deliver low-carbon living solutions.