Sustainability database

People

Dr Melanie Lombard

Lecturer in Global Urbanism

With a background in planning and urban development research and previous experience in UK social housing, my interests involve connecting the built environment to social processes through exploring the everyday activities that construct cities, often neglected by formal theories and practices of planning and urbanism.

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

Connections

Course

Urban Development Planning in Cities of the South: An International Perspective

Managing urban disaster risk and climate change impacts; the effects of climate change and disasters; urban development planning approaches and promoting more equitable and sustainable forms of urban development; inclusive cities

Course

Climate Change, Disasters and Urban Poverty

The complex interrelation between climate change, disasters, poverty and urban development; urban change and climate change; climate change and disasters; local, national and global responses to climate chang

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

Global Urban Research Centre

Responses to climate change 

Keywords: 
Development, Climate change, Cities, Economy, Political economy