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Mr Michael Billington

Credited by Peter R Green for helping to facilitate the establishment of Peter's Living Lab at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Estate Teams operate within each Faculty. These teams provide liaison and communication, on behalf of the Faculties with various service providers.

The Teams monitor the responses to requests for work and projects as well as identifying operational service requirements, setting targets and monitoring the general performance of the Estates Directorate and other service providers on behalf of the Faculties.

Keywords: 
Universities, Estates, Buildings, Technology, Technical assistance, Engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange

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Dr Joseph Mutale

Dr Mutale obtained the BEng degree in Electrical Machines and Power Systems from the University of Zambia. His MSc in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution and PhD in Power System Economics, were obtained from the University of Manchester in 1987 and 2000 respectively. Prior to joining the University of Manchester in 2002 Dr Mutale spent over 15 years in the electric utility industry. His industrial experience includes a wide range of technical posts at ZESCO, the Zambian National Utility, including Director of Engineering Development and Transmission Manager.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks, Electric and electronics, Energy, Power system, Energy supply, Business, Technical assistance, Engagement, Rural studies

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Prof David Hulme

Research interests: Political economy analysis (PEA), Rural development policy and planning, Poverty reduction strategies, Finance for the poor, Sociology of development, Role of community organisations and NGOs, Evaluation of technical assistance, Environmental management; public sector reform

Keywords: 
Rural studies, Development, Policy, Poverty, Political economy, Finance, Community, Society, Civil society, Engagement, Evaluation, Technical assistance, Environment, Management, Governance, Politics, Economy

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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