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People

Prof Erik Swyngedouw

Professor of Geography

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.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Climate
Economy
Education
Environment
Water

Connections

Course

Development and Inequality

Development and inequality in the developing, and the developed world; Uneven development; Awareness of the issues facing the globe and your responsibility as a global citizen;

Group

Society and Environment Research Group

The Society and Environment Research Group (SERG) comprises researchers from the School of Environment and Development and the School of Social Sciences at Manchester University . The SERG is one of the largest groupings of environmental social scientists in the UK and internationally. It contains internationally distinguished researchers and early career scholars who are fast gaining recognition for their work. Group members share a common interest in the causes and consequences of environmental change.

Keywords: 
Society, Environment, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary

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

water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources

Group

Geographical Political Economy

The Geographical Political Economy research group is the longest-standing geography research group at The University of Manchester.  Members of the group share a common commitment to political economy i

Keywords: 
Political economy, Economy, Geography