Sustainability database

People

Dr Richard Kingston

Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning and GIS

I am Undergraduate Director of Studies in Planning and Environmental Management. I have been a lecturer in GIS and Urban Planning since September 2003. I am also the Deputy Director CUPS.

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

Connections

Course

Future Cities

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

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

Tell Us

Aim is to create a software tool to engage energy customers in the planning and delivery of utility infrastructure as well as a mobile app (‘Tell Us’) to report faults in the energy supply and the exact location of the customer.

http://www.eps.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/features/co-managed-energy-inno...

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

SMARTiP

The Green Home Watch case study in Manchester is a map-based crowd sourcing website that allows citizens to share their experiences of eco heating services and products – including both thermal insulation and new heating technologies.

http://www.smart-ip.eu/

Group

Centre for Urban Policy Studies

The Centre of Urban Policy Studies (CUPS) was established in The University of Manchester by Professor Brian Robson in 1983 to develop research on urban and regional policy.

The centre now has an established reputation for:

  • policy-relevant research on the evaluation of area-based urban policy initiatives;
  • regional development;
  • spatial planning and housing;
  • and the measurement of neighbourhood dynamics.
Keywords: 
Planning, Cities

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

energy@manchester

AKA Manchester Energy. From underpinning strategic research to the transfer of technology into the marketplace, the University of Manchester has a range of world-class activities supporting the need for solutions that can play their part in meeting the global energy challenge.

Keywords: 
Energy, Energy industry, Energy storage, Cogeneration, Interdisciplinary

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

Group

Public Participation GIS Research Group

The main aim of the research here is to develop and test web-based Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to enhance public involvement and participation in environmental planning and decision making.

These systems are referred to as PPGIS.

The main objective is based on the belief that by providing citizens with access to information and data in the form of maps and visualisations they can make better informed decisions about the natural and built environment around them.

Keywords: 
Geographical Information Systems, Public engagement

Group

Environmental Processes Research Group

The Environmental Processes Research Group conducts pure and applied work research on the dynamics of contemporary earth surface processes. The group has expertise in geomorphology, hydrology, freshwater environmental science, remote sensing, terrain analysis and geographical information science.

Keywords: 
Environment, Geography, Geology, Climate, Water, Geographical Information Systems