Read about the latest events and activities in the Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory.

June 2020

  • Brian Robson obituary

Brian Robson OBE, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Founder of Centre for Urban Policy Studies (now the Spatial Policy Analysis Lab) at the University of Manchester, died on 5th June 2020. We remember him in this obituary. We plan to hold an event to commemorate Brian once it is safe to do so after the current lockdown.

August 2019

  • Green Growth: Increasing Resilience in Cities Through the Delivery of Green Infrastructure-based Solutions

The first output from this project is now available and is entitled “Understanding Green Infrastructure at Different Scales: A Signposting Guide”. This publication is freely available and is intended to offer built environment professionals a simple guide to the various environmental, social and economic benefits that can be accrued from GI provisions at micro, meso and macro scales.
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  • Michael Bradford obituary

It is sad that Professor Michael Bradford, the founding Co-Director of the Centre for Urban Policy Studies (the predecessor of the SPA- Lab), has recently passed away. The obituary in the Guardian shows how influential he was in both research and teaching.