Architects of Change

A unique research partnership between Ulster University and Belfast City Council.


Supporting Belfast’s draft Resilience Strategy’s ambition for ‘an inclusive, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy in a generation’, Architects of Change puts students from Ulster University’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the heart of developing and delivering a training programme to business leaders across the region.

Leading academics will work with students on strategies for smart cities, zero emission definition and delivery aiming to address how gaps in knowledge and skill can be addressed through training.

This training programme will support business leaders to access the relevant knowledge to deliver environmentally, socially sustainable practice within their organisations.

Participants will receive mentoring, materials and consultancy from the University to ensure growth beyond the life of the training.

Longer term, the project will deliver innovative concepts for design, planning, construction and management of climate resilient, net zero emission buildings and communities.

It will help shape Belfast as a smart, green city; improving the health and wellbeing of citizens, users and communities.


Zero Emission Neighbourhood

Zero Belfast is a project by architectural students at Ulster University which has been investigating approaches to the integration of sustainability and strategies to decarbonise the built environment.

Get more information on  Zero Belfast

Get in touch

For more information or to get involved as an industry partner, please contact Jennifer Jackson via email.

Jennifer Jackson

Research Assistant: Architects of Change project

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Office