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Prof Simon Guy

- Member of the University's Sustainability Steering Group

My research aims to critically understanding the co-evolution of design and development strategies and socio-economic processes shaping cities. This approach has involved the development and application of an innovative sociotechnical approach to researching architecture, urban development, technological innovation and urban change analysis and integration of previously disconnected research fields - architecture and urban planning, the property sector and utilities industry.

 

Keywords: 
Cities, Development, Buildings, Technology, Innovation, Housing, Business, Energy, Water, Green infrastructure, Sustainability, Infrastructure, Networks

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Mr Peter Green

My work is concerned with the design, implementation and evaluation of wireless and network communication systems. Most recently I have focused on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for the process and agri-science sectors, and the emerging communication technologies to support Smart Grids and Future Networks for the power industry.

Keywords: 
Evaluation, Technology, Infrastructure, Information technology, Networks, Instrumentation, Smart grids, Energy networks, Energy planning, Energy industry

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Dr Roger Shuttleworth

My career started in power systems and power electronics, and involved work on the modelling of power systems, using both dynamic and computer models. I have since worked in textile instrumentation, and on circuit breaker actuators for vacuum switches.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Power system, Energy networks, Energy, Power electronics, Electric and electronics, Thermal energy, Lighting, Infrastructure, Cities, Electric vehicles, Energy storage, Green travel, Energy efficiency, Waste

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Prof Kevin Ward

My research is motivated by a desire to explain and remove urban cultural, economic and social injustices, and centres around the following concerns:

- Urban policy and politics

- Neo-liberal urbanism

- Policy mobilties and mutations

- Comparative urbanism

- Financial models and infrastructure

- Multi-site methodologies

- Geographies of work and employment

Keywords: 
Cities, Policy, Politics, Political economy, Geography, Finance, Infrastructure, Information technology, Research methods, Fieldwork, Employment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Prof Colin Kirkpatrick

Research interests: Development economics and policy, Infrastructure and public utility policy, Privatisation and regulation policy, including regulatory impact assssment, Environmental and sustainable development policy, Impact assessment and sustainable development

Keywords: 
Development, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Buildings, Regulation, Impact, Governance, Environment, Sustainability

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Mr Anas Bataw

Anas Bataw has a professional background as a chartered Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is currently half way through his Postgraduate research whilst contributing towards teaching within the University and working as a consultant for the BIM Academic forum across the UK.

Keywords: 
Building information modelling, Buildings, Information technology, Infrastructure, Civil engineering, Design, New build, Project management, Management, Risk, Assets, Business

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Dr Andrew Karvonen

University Living Lab Co-Principle Investigator with James Evans

I am a Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism in the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.

My research bridges the design disciplines and the social sciences with a particular focus on urban sustainability. I also have a decade of experience as an environmental and sustainability consultant and am a licensed engineer in the State of Washington.

Keywords: 
Cities, Ecology, Politics, Sustainability, Development, Infrastructure, Planning, Technology, Technical assistance, Engagement, Design, Networks, Society, Research methods, History, Geography, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange