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Dr Aleksandra Kazmierczak

Research Fellow

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.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Cities
Engagement
Environment

Connections

Research

CC Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation

A centre of thematic expertise contracted by the European Environment Agency to carry out tasks in the area of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation across Europe.

http://cca.eionet.europa.eu/

Research

EcoCities

EcoCities project works with Manchester City Council and partners to produce a local sustainability plan for the city region.

http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/architecture/research/ecocities/

Group

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

Group

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