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Prof Graham Haughton

My research uses political economy perspectives to explore various aspects of urban and regional policy.This has covered work on sustainable urban development, urban regeneration, regional development, water conflicts and labour market governance.

My current writing is focused on two key themes. First, a critical examination of neoliberal spatial governance, in particular theEnglish 'spatial planning project'. Second, I am exploring the political economy of flood risk management, with particular reference to the floods in Hull and the East Riding in 2007.

Keywords: 
Cities, Environment, Climate, Planning, Governance, Political economy, Politics, Economy, Sustainability, Development, Regeneration, Buildings, Risk, Water, Management, Policy, Teaching, Education, Cycling

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Prof Erik Swyngedouw

Over the past two decades, I have published several books and over a hundred research papers in leading journals in the broader fields of political economy, political ecology, and urban theory and culture. My aim is to bring politically explicit yet theoretically and empirically grounded research that contributes to the practice of constructing a more genuinely humanising geography.

Keywords: 
Political economy, Politics, Economy, Water, Resources, Management, Ecology, Environment, Cities, Development, Planning, Governance, Regulation, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr David Topping

My research interests focus on building computational models of atmospheric aerosol particles for use in interpretation of measured properties and as sub models for incorporation into climate change models. This broad classification masks a hierarchy of models and techniques with greatly varying complexity and range of applicability.  In addition, the research area is highly multi-disciplinary, covering: Physics, Chemistry, Numerical methods and Computational Science.

Keywords: 
Aerosols, Climate, Particles, Climate change, Planning, Information technology, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Carbon

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Dr Dan Calverley

Research interests: Investigating the GHG emissions reduction potential of behaviour change in the UK personal transport sector, when combined with technological measures and price instruments.

Sits on the University's Car Parking task force

Keywords: 
Emissions, Planning, Carbon, Car parking, Cities, Transport, Management, Behaviour, Engagement, Psychology, Business, Economy, Instrumentation

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Prof Clive Agnew

I am an applied climatologist and hydro-meteorologist working on problems of environmental degradation and environmental status assessment. I have worked extensively in both the drylands and the wetlands of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, developing strategies for the improved management of water shortages at local and regionallevels. I am currently engaged in studies of wetland hydrology in the UK with an emphasis up boundary layer fluxes and assessing the spatial variability of climate change predictions.

Member of University's Sustainability Steering Group

Keywords: 
Climate, Applied research, Climate change, Environment, Weather, Water, Impact, Resources, Planning, Resilience

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Dr Carys Jones

I gained a BSc (Honours) in Microbiology from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and then an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control, at the University of Manchester. My PhD was in Biological Sciences at University of Manchester and focused on upland land use and its affect on water quality in the catchment of Stocks Reservoir in the Forest of Bowland. 

Currently Programme Director MA EIA and Management, Programme Director BA Environmental Management, Co-ordinator (Planning) of PGR Students

Keywords: 
Pollution, Environment, Governance, Water, Evaluation, Impact, Planning, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Aleksandra Kazmierczak

Aleksandra gained an MSc in Geography from the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2003 and then an MSc in Environmental Resources from the University of Salford in 2005. Her PhD focused on the associations between urban green spaces and social cohesion in Greater Manchester.

Aleksandra is a Research Fellow in the themes of Cities and Climate Change and Green Infrastructure. She represents the University of Manchester in the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation.

Keywords: 
Climate change, Resilience, Cities, Planning, Environment, Governance, Society, Community, Engagement, Sustainability, Politics, Regeneration, Buildings

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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

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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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Dr Anna Gilchrist

Anna Gilchrist originally studied Environmental Management at The University of Manchester, and now lectures in the subject. Working and studying Planning and Environmental Management in Manchester provides fantastic opportunities for real experience on and off campus.

Keywords: 
Environment, Planning, Governance, Climate, Climate change, Resilience, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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