Book chapter on urban regeneration and urban design.

Contributions on European Urbanism for academic text book.


European Conference paper on low cost data used for measuring energy efficiency.

modern methods of retrofitting

Research into the use of Modern Methods of Construction for retrofitting UK social housing to Passivhaus standard.

leeds conference





Hosting the CEU 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urbanism in Leeds.


European conference on sustainable masterplanning.

civic pioneers

Inclusion in the UK's Home Office Best practice guide to civil renewal.

Report for the UK's Depertment of Trade and Industry on the Low Carbon Economy in Canada and the USA.

roundtableRoundtable TV debate on urban regeneration in eastern Europe.

ne1 want to live here reportResearch report on attitudes to urban living in the North.

Follow-up 6th Framework project report for the European Commission on youth exclusion.

case report cover Contributions to a European Commission report on best practice addressing social exclusion.

Report for the European Commission on social exclusion and renegeration.


Academic book chapter on sustainable urban design and management systems.

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Crilly, M., Humphrey, R. (2018) "Mapping the ontology of housing politics". Paper presented at Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Crilly M., Lemon M. (2018) "The Misalignment of Policy and Practice in Sustainable Urban Design". pp 69-87 in: Dastbaz M., Naudé W., Manoochehri J. (Eds) Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability (Springer, Cham).

Crilly, Michael; Toledo, Linda (2018) "Convergence and interoperability of BIM with passive design principles". Presentation and paper from 22nd International Passive House Conference, Munich 9th-10th March 2018.

Jackson, Delton; Crilly, Michael (2017) “Hulme Manchester, England: Regeneration of a Socially Excluded Quarter” pp54-61 in Yi Xin, Harald Bodenschatz, Dieter Frick, Aljoscha Hofmann (Eds.) Europäischer Städtebau: Zukunftsweisende Beispiele (China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing).

Dawood, Nashwan; Dawood, Huda; Rodriguez-Trejo, Sergio; Crilly, Michael (2017) "Visualising urban energy use: the use of LiDAR and remote sensing data in urban energy planning". Visualization in Engineering 5(22) DOI 10.1186/s40327-017-0060-3.

Crilly, Michael; Craggs, David (2017) "BIM Client Maturity Levels: Review of different EIRs within the AEC sector". Presentation and paper from Sustainable Places International Conference, Middlesbrough, 28th-30th June 2017.

Craggs, David; Crilly, Michael; Dawood, Nashwan (2016) "Reality Capture for BIM – Application, evaluation and integration within an architectural plan of works". Paper from 15th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality in Construction, Hong Kong, 11th-13th December 2016.

Crilly, Michael (2016) "Stakeholder's 'Taster' Menu". After dinner presentation from ARCC Network's ECR Workshop - Stakeholder Engagement to Achieve Impact, York, 12th-13th October.

Jackson, Delton and Crilly, Michael (2016) "Hulme Manchester: Regeneration of a Socially Excluded Quarter - 曼彻斯特的休姆 :一个受社会排斥街区的复兴". Urban Planning International 31(2) 25-31.

Crilly, Michael (2015) "Complexity & Empathy: Three ‘bicycle’ journeys of discovery". Presentation from Cycle City Active City Conference Creating active places: achieving the ambition, Newcastle Civic Centre, 26th June 2015.

Crilly, Michael; Crosbie, Tracey; Carpenter, Martin; Dawood, Nashwan (2014) "VISUALISING URBAN ENERGY USE: The potential value of remote sensing & LiDAR data in urban design and energy planning". Paper from 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality in Construction, Sharjah, UAE, 16th-18th November 2014.

Carpenter, Martin; Crosbie, Tracey; Crilly, Michael; Dawood, Nashwan; Mhalas, Amit (2014) "Implications of open access data for low cost KPIs measuring energy efficiency". Presentation and paper from ICT for Sustainable Places International Conference, Nice, September.

Crilly, Michael; Crosbie, Tracey; Lemon, Mark (2014) "Visualising Complexity and Precautionary Planning". Presentation and paper from Confronting Urban Planning and Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation 12th Meeting of Association of European Schools of Planning: Thematic Group on Complexity and Planning, University of Manchester 16th-17th January.

Crilly, Michael (2013) "Retrofit - A Whole Systems Approach". Presentation from Designing effective area-wide retrofit; scaling-up through better data, planning and delivery Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester 28th September.

Crosbie, T; Crilly, M; Dawood, N; Oliveras, J. and Niwaz, N (2013) "Visualising the ‘Big Picture’: ICT tools and indicators for sustainable urban design". Paper from ICT for Sustainable Places International Conference, Nice 9th-11th September.

Crilly, Michael (2013) "Adding Value through Design Guidance?. Conference presentation from Delivering Quality Environments RTPI Conference, St James Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne 15th May.

Bomken, Yann; Crilly, Michael and Lemon, Mark (2013) "Sustainable delivery model for affordable housing at scale". Conference presentation at the Procure, Produce, Perform: An International Conference on Affordable Sustainable Housing, University of Sheffield 7th January.

Crilly, Michael; Lemon, Mark; Wright, Andrew J; Cook, Matthew B and Shaw, David (2012) "Retrofitting Homes for Energy Efficiency: Integrated Approach to Innovation in the Overhaul of UK Social Housing". Energy and Environment 23(6-7) pp1027-1056. Download the paper here.

Crilly, Michael and Lemon, Mark (2012) "Prefabhaus- MMC and Low Carbon Housing: Modern Methods appropriate for hybrid construction". Conference presentation and summary at the UK Passivhaus Conference, University of Nottingham 7th-8th November.

Crilly, Michael (2011) "The wonderful thing about contiguity - Definitions, Metrics and Strategies for Sustainable Retrofitting". InCluESEV Conference discussion paper, Highgate House, Northampton 7th-8th November.

Planning & Transportation Directorate (2011) Newcastle Public Art Strategy 2011-2015 (Newcastle City Council, Newcastle upon Tyne).

Studio UrbanArea LLP (2011) "Modern Methods of Retrofitting - Energy Justice in a Changing Climate". InCluESEV Conference presentation poster for Energy Justice in a Changing Climate, King's College London 10th-11th November.

Crilly, Michael (2011) "Modern Methods of Retrofitting". Presentation at the SHE (Safety, Healthy Environment) Conference, Newcastle University, 21st June.

Crilly, Michael (2009) "Sustainable Communities and Community Interest". RTPI Conference Community Involvement in Planning: How can planners move beyond community consultation to more meaningful participation? International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne 25th November.

Crilly, Michael and Jackson, Delton (2008) "What is the ‘Carbon Challenge’? - English lessons on integrated design and carbon neutral development". Paper and presentation for The Third International Congress for European Urbanism Conference, “Climate Change and Urban Design”. Oslo September 14th – 16th.

Viewpoints on Northern Architecture Record and response to recent events and debates. Link to the viewpoint.

Crilly, Michael (2008) Stockton Middlesbrough Initiative Green Blue Heart (CABE@ Tees valley, Stockton). Project enabling, capacity building and transnational benchmarking report here. We were project enablers and author.

Crilly, Michael (2008) Corporation Road, Middlesbrough: Development Brief Case Study (CABE@ Tees valley, Stockton). Project enabling and options study on tall buildings in Middlesbrough. We were project enablers and author.

Crilly, Michael (2008) Design for Development Case Study (CABE@ Tees Valley, Stockton). Project enabling report on evidencing local urban design policies. We were project enablers and author.

Crilly, Michael (2008) Feethams Masterplan, Darlington (CABE@ Tees Valley, Stockton). Project enabling, capacity building, scoping and client brief report. We were project enablers and author.

Crilly, Michael (2007) "Transit Orientated Development in the Tees Valley". RTPI Conference Making the Links: Planning and Transportation working together, Sunderland City Council, 13th June.

Crilly, Michael (2007) "Local Authority Perspective - The First Generation of Design and Access Statements". PAC Workshop Getting off on the right foot - Making pre-application discussions and design and access statements work for you - a workshop for the planning and development sectors 28th June, Durham.

CABE@Tees Valley (2006) Benchmarking the Green Blue Heart of StocktonMiddlesbrough - Presentation of Study Trip to Malmo, Helsingborg (Sweden) Hannover, Leipzig and Freiburg (Germany).

Crilly, Michael and Luftus, Peter (2006) "Sustainable Building and Future Proofing". Presentation and briefing note for the Renew Tees Valley Energy and Environment Fair, Middlesbrough 22nd September.

Gaffney, Maire (2005) Civic Pioneers: Local people, local government, working together to make life better - A report by the Civil Renewal Unit (Home Office, London). Our work on the Byker Urban Design included as a detailed case study of best practice in Government endorsed national guide.

INREB (Ed.) (October 2005) Towards a Low Carbon Society (Department of Trade and Industry, London). A report of transferable case study experience and analysis from Canada and USA on actions for a low carbon economy, based on a trade mission undertaken during June 2005 with INREB Faraday Partnership on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry GlobalWatch programme. We were a study participant and joint author of the report.

Crilly, Michael (2005) "Practical Design Coding". Design Matters: Making Successful Places RTPI Conference, 21 March, Gala Theatre, Durham. Reflective paper and conference presentation reviewing the ODPM / CABE pilot programme on urban design coding.

Jackson, Delton (May 2005) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Roundtable television debate, Belgrade.

GURU (January 2005) "Developing a Statement of Community Involvement". Collaborative Project Report with Newcastle University. Part of the Byker Urban Design Competition and Active Partners Audit on Codesign.

Crilly, Michael et al (2005) NE1 Want to live here? Shaping attitudes to urban living and housing options in Newcastle Gateshead (Urban Design and Conservation Group, Newcastle City Council). Commissioned report on housing attiudes for Bridging Newcastle Gateshead Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder.

Crilly, Michael (2004) "Newcastle Gateshead Pathfinder". Urban Design 92 pp26-28.

Crilly. Michael et al (Ed.) (2003) Understanding Social Exclusion as a Learning Process (Newcastle City Council, Newcastle upon Tyne). Summary of a unique project of action-research by excluded young people within the partner municipalities of Malmö [Sweden], Newcastle upon Tyne / Gateshead [UK] and Rotterdam [Netherlands], undertaken as part of the supporting evidence base for city-wide regeneration activities. It is an extension to the earlier 'Dimensions' report.

Crilly, Michael and Maurice, Leon (February 2003) "Sharing of experience on local level actions in combating poverty and social exclusion - HUBS Help Us Be Sccessful: Partnership working in a community-controlled ICT project". The EU Strategy for Social Inclusion: Making it Work at the Local Level EUROCITIES and European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Conference, Athens 28 February - 1 March.

Madanipour, Ali (January 2003) Cities Action Against Social Exclusion CASE(Eurocities, Brussels). Case study contributions to transnational report on benchmarking and responses to social exclusion.

Crilly. Michael et al (Ed.) (2002) Dimensions of Social Exclusion and Urban Change (Newcastle City Council, Newcastle upon Tyne). Report for the European Commission providing an overview of the lessons learnt from a series of ‘community mapping’ exercises undertaken in the partner municipalities of Newcastle upon Tyne [UK] and Rotterdam [Netherlands], and supported by the SMC Kiruna [Sweden]. We were the project advocate and manager.

Crilly, Michael; Johnston, Lorraine; Lockyer, Philip and Ramsey, Steve (2002) “Learning from the Excluded: Policy lessons from Youth Research in Sweden, Netherlands and UK”. Presentation to Eurocities Social Welfare Committee, Barcelonia 22nd February.

Crilly, Michael; Holland, Lyndsay and Lockyer, Philip (2002)" Understanding Social Exclusion as a Learning Process: Methods of Youth Research in Sweden, Netherlands and UK". Participation and Inclusion in Europe, Federation des Entreprises de Belgique, Brussels 27th February - 1st March. Keynote conference presentation and workshop session.

Crilly, Michael and Mannis, Adam (2000) "Sustainable Urban Management Systems" pp 202-214 in Elizabeth Burton, Mike Jenks and Katie Williams (Eds.) Achieving Sustainable Urban Form (E & FN Spon, London). Order a copy of the book.

Crilly, Michael; Johnston, Lorraine and Wren, Trevor (2000) "Citizenship and Learning Networks". Paper presented to Children, Social Exculsion and Citizenship. Learning to be citizens - educational approaches to social exclusion. International Conference University of Sunderland 10th-11th November.

Crilly, Michael and Wren, Trevor (2000) "Dimensions of Social Exclusion and Urban Change". Conference paper presented to How to integrate environmental aspects into spatial planning using indicators, environmental objectives, SEA and GIS: An International Conference, University of Stockholm, Sweden 4th-5th May.

Crilly, Michael; Mannis, Adam and Morrow, Karen (1999) "Indicators for Change: taking a lead". Local Environment 4(2) pp 151-168.

Crilly, Michael (1999) "Novocastrian Urbanism". Urban Design Quarterly 72 p10-11. Write up of the one-day conference we organised at the Live Theatre, Newcastle.

Crilly, Michael (1998) "Regeneration and Urban Villages". Urban Design Quarterly 67 p5. Write up of the one-day conference we organised at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Crilly, Michael (1998) "Urban Design Alliance: Viewpoint from Northern Ireland". Urban Design Quarterly 65 p13.

Crilly, Michael and Mannis, Adam (1997) "Going forward with Agenda 21: Northern Ireland Sustainability Indicators". Conference presentation at Palace Stables, Armagh.

Crilly, Michael; Mannis, Adam and Christie, Susan (1997) Northern Ireland Sustainability Indicators: Consultation Document (Northern Ireland Environment Link, Belfast).

Sustainable Northern Ireland Programme (1997) Northern Ireland Sustainability Indicators (Northern Ireland Environment Link, Belfast).

Crilly, Michael (1994) "Quality thought for the day". Planning 1066 p25.

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