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Future Cities

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

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New for 2013/14; University College module; interdisciplinary

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Prof Kevin Ward

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

Cities, Policy, Politics, Political economy, Geography, Finance, Infrastructure, Information technology, Research methods, Fieldwork, Employment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education


Dr Richard Kingston

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.

Communication, Geographical Information Systems, Geography, Planning, Information technology, Governance, Smart cities, Knowledge exchange, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education


Prof Graham Haughton

My research uses political economy perspectives to explore various aspects of urban and regional policy.This has covered work on sustainable urban development, urban regeneration, regional development, water conflicts and labour market governance.

My current writing is focused on two key themes. First, a critical examination of neoliberal spatial governance, in particular theEnglish 'spatial planning project'. Second, I am exploring the political economy of flood risk management, with particular reference to the floods in Hull and the East Riding in 2007.

Cities, Environment, Climate, Planning, Governance, Political economy, Politics, Economy, Sustainability, Development, Regeneration, Buildings, Risk, Water, Management, Policy, Teaching, Education, Cycling


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.

Interdisciplinary, sustainability teaching, Education for Sustainable Development, Education