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Prof John Handley

Professor

John Handley's current research interests are focused on landscape dynamics and the management of change, ecologically informed and participative approaches to resource management and the development of adaptation strategies for climate change impacts. This has involved major research projects in both the urban environment (ASCCUE – Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change in the Urban Environment) and the wider countryside (Climate Change and the Visitor Economy), together with a continuing involvement in research work funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council into the urban heat island (SCORCHIO) and capacity building between climate science and the environment professions (Sustaining Knowledge for a Changing Climate).

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Cities
Climate
Development
Environment

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/

Research

GRaBS

A network of leading pan-European organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development.

http://www.grabs-eu.org/

Research

CLUVA

The overall objective of the project is to develop methods and knowledge to be applied to African cities to manage climate risks, to reduce vulnerabilities and to improve their coping capacity and resilience towards climate changes.

http://www.cluva.eu/

Group

Plant Sciences

Plants form the basis of life on Earth...

They are essential to us as food and their domestication was a primary driving factor in the birth of civilisation. Now, with the rising world population and climate change increasing the frequency of crop failures, food supply is becoming a key issue throughout the world. At the same time, plants are playing a growing role in meeting our energy needs and have enormous potential as sources of novel compounds.

Keywords: 
Plants, Plant science, Biology, Climate change

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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

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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