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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.

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

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Ms Becky Burns

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

From Unilife Magazine, 2/12/13:

Our Environmental Sustainability: Becky Burns 

Keywords: 
Environment, Trees, Biodiversity, Engagement, Cities, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Plants, Biology

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Prof Carl Percival

Air Pollution, Atmospheric chemistry, Gas phase reaction kinetics and mechanisms, novel sensors

Keywords: 
Pollution, Climate, Cities, Chemistry, Aerosols, Kinetics, Electric and electronics, Sensors, Instrumentation

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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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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. 

Keywords: 
Cities, Sustainable cities, Smart cities, Built environment

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Global Urban Research Centre

Responses to climate change 

Keywords: 
Development, Climate change, Cities, Economy, Political economy

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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

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Centre for Urban Policy Studies

The Centre of Urban Policy Studies (CUPS) was established in The University of Manchester by Professor Brian Robson in 1983 to develop research on urban and regional policy.

The centre now has an established reputation for:

  • policy-relevant research on the evaluation of area-based urban policy initiatives;
  • regional development;
  • spatial planning and housing;
  • and the measurement of neighbourhood dynamics.
Keywords: 
Planning, Cities

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