Our work examines national and international urban environments, what affects them, and how we can help to create a fair and sustainable future.
We are interested in the ideas and practices wrapped up in changing mapping technologies.
Emotions and identities
Our interests focus on the taken-for-granted and everyday negotiation of identity, the role of ethics in cultural practice, the embodied experience of the world and the role of sensual encounters beyond vision.
Global production networks and labour
Our research is concerned with global production networks as nexus of interconnected functions, operations and transactions through which products or services are produced, distributed and consumed.
Inequality and vulnerability
We explore environmental governance, and how inequalities and vulnerabilities are replicated through these processes such as the impact of service delivery (eg fresh water, energy) on households, communities and natures.
The Political Ecology theme runs through much of the research undertaken by geographers at The University of Manchester.
We are a group of researchers with expertise in studying practices and theories of urban sustainability, and exploring different ways through which cities can find a balance between human development and environmental preservation, and be sustainable.
Urban politics and diversity
We are interested in urban politics and the negotiation of difference in communities. These themes include a focus on the development of critical and political urban theory, multi-culturalism, migration, urban practice, creative economies, and governance.
Urban transition and crisis
Work on Urban Transition and Crisis develops an in depth, conceptually innovative and empirically nuanced explanation of the recent economic crisis and its social, political, economic and environmental consequences.