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Directorate of Estates and Facilities

The Directorate of Estates and Facilities forms part of the University’s Professional Support Services and it is the Directorate’s duty to manage the University estate and to provide a safe, sustainable, efficient and comfortable environment for our staff, students and visitors.

Keywords: 
Built environment, Universities, Estates

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Residential Services

Efficient and effective facilities and accommodation services are provided by the Accommodation OfficeManchester Student Homes, Hall Administration Offices, Domestic and Portering Services and Pastoral Care

Keywords: 
Built environment, Student engagement, Estates

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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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cities@manchester

The world is primarily an urban place and so scholars, policy makers, and public debate needs to address the urbanity of human experience. Cities are often projected as sources of disorder and social problems, yet cities have always been sources of cultural creativity, transnational connection, diversity, conviviality, and motors of intellectual, economic, environmental and political transformation. 

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Cities, Sustainable cities, Smart cities, Built environment

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Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology

The Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy brings together a diverse group of researchers based in the School of Environment, Education and Development. CURE focuses on the relationships between sustainability transitions in the energy, urban and environment domains. We build on the intellectual strengths and traditions of the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology, which was active at Manchester between 2000 and 2013.

Keywords: 
Built environment, Environment, Climate change, Cities, Smart cities