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Dr Andrew Speak

Green roofs and air pollution.

Urban vegetation is increasingly being recognised as an adaptation method for cities prone to the predicted effects of climate change such as increased temperatures, increased air pollution and a higher incidence of high precipitation events. Space is at a premium in cities, however, so an ideal place to implement urban greening programmes is on rooftops, which can constitute up to 35% of the urban area.

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Green roofs, Buildings, Environment, Climate change, Impact, Resilience, Climate, Cities, Planning, Biodiversity, Trees, Pollution

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Dr Angela Connelly

After training as a political scientist, Angela Connelly completed her PhD within the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, which was funded under the AHRC/ESRC 'Religion and Society' Programme. In collaboration with the Methodist Church Property Office and supervised by Professor Michael Hebbert and Dr. Andrew Crompton considered the architectural and social history of Methodism's Central Halls as a hybrid building type of public and sacred space.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Green infrastructure, Cities, Buildings, Environment, Regeneration, Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Heritage, Conservation, Resilience, Teaching, Education

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Mrs Anna Hiley

Anna's main research interests focus on the development of teaching and learning strategies to promote students' development of creative open-ended problem-solving skills and design abilities.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Design, New build, Project management, Management, Education, Teaching, Innovation, Universities, Impact, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change

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Mr Brent Wills

Brent is responsible for property management and standards, building surveying, electrical and mechanical engineering; energy management; asbestos management, space management; fire safety and for the management of all estates issues within the central administration.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Management, Standards, Evaluation, Electric and electronics, Engineering, Energy, Energy planning, Energy supply, Storage, Fire, Health and safety

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The Manchester Architecture Research Centre

Our mission is to rework the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and the social sciences so as to open up new areas of architectural research, create new standards of architectural pedagogy, and facilitate new ways of engaging in public debate. Launched in 2007 with an inaugural lecture by Bruno Latour, MARC has gained an international reputation as a leading centre of architectural scholarship, and has created through the years a vibrant research environment with its series of visiting speakers, symposia, workshops, exhibitions, and debates.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Built environment, Architecture

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Built Environment

Research into delivering a sustainable built environment is of great importance, particularly as the duel challenges of improving energy efficiency whilst at the same time increasing resilience to climate impacts rise up the agenda.

Keywords: 
Built environment, Buildings, Environment, Architecture

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