Sustainability database

People

Prof Kevin Ward

Professor of Human Geography

My research is motivated by a desire to explain and remove urban cultural, economic and social injustices, and centres around the following concerns:

- Urban policy and politics

- Neo-liberal urbanism

- Policy mobilties and mutations

- Comparative urbanism

- Financial models and infrastructure

- Multi-site methodologies

- Geographies of work and employment

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Cities
Economy
Education
Policy

Connections

Course

Future Cities

Population studies; population growth; sustainable cities; urban studies; energy usage; housing; infrastructural needs; political participation

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

University College for Interdisciplinary Learning

The University College for Interdisciplinary Learning presents an opportunity for students at The University of Manchester to broaden their educational horizons. It will offer course units that showcase the breadth and depth of research and knowledge found at the University and encourage students to go beyond the boundaries of their degree programme.

Keywords: 
Interdisciplinary, sustainability teaching, Education for Sustainable Development, Education

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