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Professor James Evans

Senior Lecturer in Geography.

Professor James Evans

My research explores the geographical aspects of urban sustainability, primarily contributing to the disciplines of Geography and Urban Studies. I have a long standing interest in the relationship between environmental science and urban thought, particularly in terms of how organizing concepts like for example resilience and systems thinking structure contemporary approaches to cities.

This interest led to a current focus on the role of living laboratories and experiments as new modes of governance being adopted by cities to achieve more sustainable forms of development.

I am also interested in interdisciplinary research in Geography more broadly, and have contributed to the development of mobile methods across the social sciences. Taken as a whole my goal is to influence disciplinary approaches to conceptualising and studying the spatial and political dimensions of innovation and learning.


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