Stefan Bouzarovski is Professor of Geography at the University of Manchester. Stefan’s professional activities are situated at the intersection of two broad thematic areas: energy and cities. Within these domains, he is best known for his path-breaking research on the driving forces and spatial patterns of domestic energy deprivation at the global scale. Some of this work has taken place under the auspices of the European Research Council-funded EVALUATE project that he currently leads. Stefan has also been exploring the relationship between household everyday practices and residential change in inner-city areas – the subject of his monograph on Retrofitting the City (IB Tauris, 2016). His urban energy work has informed the policies of the European Union, World Bank and International Energy Agency, as well as a number of advocacy groups and governmental bodies across the world.
Link to institutional webpage: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/Stefan.bouzarovski/
Saska Petrova is a Lecturer at the School of Environment, Education and Development and Director of the MSc in Environmental Governance at the University of Manchester. Her work focuses on how local people are rendered vulnerable and governable via different regimes of environmental governance and low-carbon urban transformation processes. Saska has published extensively on these issues, including a monograph on Communities in Transition (Ashgate, 2014) as well number of articles in leading scientific journals such as Environment and Planning A, Urban Studies, Geoforum, Area, Geojournal and Energy Policy. She has been involved in several interdisciplinary research projects funded by the ESRC, EPRSC, Royal Geographical Society, Cheshire Lehmann Fund and Higher Education Academy. She also has an extensive professional background as a public advocate and consultant for a range of government institutions and think tanks.
Link to institutional webpage: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/saska.petrova/