Sustainability database


Dr James Evans

Senior Lecturer

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

University Living Lab Co-Principle Investigator with Andrew Karvonen.

James Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Governance in the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) at The University of Manchester. He has an abiding interest in the role science plays in transforming urban space, particularly the ways in which environmental knowledge is produced and used in decision-making. He is currently leading two projects exploring these issues in relation to resilience and living laboratories.

Sustainability enthusiast?: 
Interdisciplinary themes: 



Geographies of Sustainability

Sustainability and environmental justice; the sustainable city; the energy challenge; natural resources; oil


University Living Lab

To utilise 'Living Lab' principles to facilitate enhanced collaboration between UoM Estates and Researchers on campus sustainability projects.



Corridor Manchester

Partnership committed to generating further economic growth and investment in the knowledge economy for the benefit of the city region.


The Manchester Architecture Research Centre

Our mission is to rework the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and the social sciences so as to open up new areas of architectural research, create new standards of architectural pedagogy, and facilitate new ways of engaging in public debate. Launched in 2007 with an inaugural lecture by Bruno Latour, MARC has gained an international reputation as a leading centre of architectural scholarship, and has created through the years a vibrant research environment with its series of visiting speakers, symposia, workshops, exhibitions, and debates.

Buildings, Built environment, Architecture


Geographical Political Economy

The Geographical Political Economy research group is the longest-standing geography research group at The University of Manchester.  Members of the group share a common commitment to political economy i

Political economy, Economy, Geography


Society and Environment Research Group

The Society and Environment Research Group (SERG) comprises researchers from the School of Environment and Development and the School of Social Sciences at Manchester University . The SERG is one of the largest groupings of environmental social scientists in the UK and internationally. It contains internationally distinguished researchers and early career scholars who are fast gaining recognition for their work. Group members share a common interest in the causes and consequences of environmental change.

Society, Environment, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary



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.

Energy, Energy industry, Energy storage, Cogeneration, Interdisciplinary



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. 

Cities, Sustainable cities, Smart cities, Built environment