Sustainability database

People

Dr Joe Ravetz

Researcher

Joe Ravetz is a leading thinker on sustainable futures for urban and regional development, and the methods and tools which are needed to help make the transition. His landmark study ‘City-Region 2020 – integrated planning for a sustainable environment’ provides new insights and new pathways, drawing on a major case study of the long-term future of a large conurbation. Following this the Centre for Urban & Regional Ecology (CURE) is now the base for a range of projects at the regional, UK and EU levels: the agenda covers urban development, environmental and landscape management, economic development, organizational / information studies, policy analysis and future studies. 

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Buildings
Cities
Climate
Economy
Energy
Engagement
Environment
Transport

Connections

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

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