Professor Simon Guy

Interim Principal UA92

Profile

Simon began his career as an engineer before beginning his academic life pursuing studies in the humanities and cultural sociology. Situated within schools of architecture and planning, Simon has focussed upon sustainable urbanism where his interdisciplinary and international research connects architecture with urban planning, the property sector with utilities, academia with industry. He has established links with academics in North America, Asia and Europe and has held research fellowships in Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Graz, Leuven, California and Singapore.

Simon has published around sixty refereed article, over thirty book chapters and six books. He has been responsible as a principal or co-investigator for around £4.5 million of research income (£2.5 million as PI) derived from a variety of sources including RCUK, European and industry funds. These funds have been spread across the social sciences, the arts and humanities and engineering, as well as across both environmental (Global Environmental Change) and economic themes (Cities and Economic Competitiveness).

His collaborations, particularly with industry, have helped to secure:

£25 million from Tesco to establish the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) at The University of Manchester.

£750, 000 from the Oglesby Charitable Trust to establish the EcoCities programme to deliver a blueprint for action on climate adaptation in Greater Manchester

Catalyst: reimagining sustainability with and through fine art
Connelly, A., Guy, S.C., Wainwright, E., Weilander, W., Wilde, M. 12/2016 In: Ecology and Society. 21, 4, 7 p.
Journal article

Beyond Japonisme: critical pragmatism and Japanese urbanism
Guy, S. 14/07/2016 In: Pragmatic sustainability. Routledge ISBN: 9781138123922.
Chapter

Assembling energy futures: seawater district heating in the Hague, Netherlands
Guy, S., Sherriff, G., Goodier, C., Chmutina, K. 1/03/2016 In: Actor networks of planning. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781138886407.
Chapter

Reflections on a policy denouement: the politics of mainstreaming zero-carbon housing
Walker, G., Karvonen, A., Guy, S. 01/2016 In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 41, 1, p. 104-106. 3 p.
Journal article

District heating comes to Ecotown: scaling and powering zero carbon housing
Guy, S., Karvonen, A. 11/12/2015 In: Beyond the networked city. Routledge ISBN: 9781138796829.
Chapter

Zero carbon homes and zero carbon living: sociomaterial interdependencies in carbon governance
Walker, G., Karvonen, A., Guy, S. 10/2015 In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 40, 4, p. 494-506. 13 p.
Journal article

Conditioning demand: older people, thermal comfort and low-carbon housing
Guy, S., Lewis, A., Karvonen, A. 09/2015 In: Energy Policy. 84, 4 p.
Editorial

Embodied thermal environments: an examination of older-people's sensory experiences in a variety of residential types
Henshaw, V., Guy, S. 09/2015 In: Energy Policy. 84, p. 233-240. 8 p.
Journal article

Negotiating comfort in low energy housing: the politics of intermediation
Grandclément, C., Karvonen, A., Guy, S. 09/2015 In: Energy Policy. 84, p. 213-222. 10 p.
Journal article

Fluid engagements: responding to the co-evolution of poverty and climate change in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Jabeen, H., Guy, S. 06/2015 In: Habitat International. 47, p. 307-314. 8 p.
Journal article

Catalyst: art, sustainability and place in the work of Wolfgang Weileder
Guy, S. 31/05/2015 Bielefeld : Kerber Verlag. 216 p. ISBN: 9783735600950.
Book

The financial entanglements of local energy projects
Rydin, Y., Guy, S., Goodier, C., Chmutina, K., Devine-Wright, P., Wiersma, B. 02/2015 In: Geoforum. 59, p. 1-11. 11 p.
Journal article

Climate change, adaptation and Eco-Art in Singapore
Guy, S., Henshaw, V., Heidrich, O. 2/01/2015 In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 58, 1, p. 39-54. 16 p.
Journal article

Climate change and the city: building capacity for urban adaptation
Carter, J.G., Cavan, G., Connelly, A., Guy, S., Handley, J., Kazmierczak, A. 01/2015 In: Progress in Planning. 95, p. 1-66. 66 p.
Journal article

Low carbon heating and older adults: comfort,cosiness and glow
Devine-Wright, P., Wrapson, W., Henshaw, V., Guy, S. 4/05/2014 In: Building Research and Information. 42, 3, p. 288-299. 12 p.
Journal article

Mapping the coevolution of urban energy systems: pathways of change
Rydin, Y., Turcu, C., Guy, S., Austin, P. 03/2013 In: Environment and Planning A. 45, 3, p. 634-649. 16 p.
Journal article

Pragmatic ecologies
Guy, S. 2013 In: Architectural theories of the environment. London : Routledge p. 138-150. 13 p. ISBN: 9780415506199.
Chapter

Whither 'earthly' architectures: constructing sustainability
Guy, S. 2012 In: The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory. London : SAGE Publications Ltd p. 555-572. 18 p. ISBN: 9781446282632.
Chapter

Designing fluid futures: hybrid transitions to sustainable architectures
Guy, S. 06/2011 In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 1, 1, p. 140-145. 6 p.
Journal article

Using sociotechnical methods: researching human-technological dynamics in the city
Guy, S., Karvonen, A. 2011 In: Understanding social research. London : SAGE Publications Ltd p. 120-133. 14 p. ISBN: 9781848601451.
Chapter

Pragmatic ecologies: situating sustainable building
Guy, S. 02/2010 In: Architectural Science Review. 53, 1, p. 21-28. 8 p.
Journal article

Conclusions: the transformative power of intermediaries
Marvin, S., Guy, S., Medd, W., Moss, T. 2010 In: Shaping urban infrastructures. London : Routledge p. 209-218. 10 p. ISBN: 9781849710688.
Chapter

Deep green or white hot?: the future of Oxford Road corridor in Manchester, UK
Kazmierczak, A., Cavan, G., Carter, J., Handley, J., Guy, S. 2010 In: RICS COBRA 2010. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Abstract

Fluid architectures: ecologies of hybrid urbanism
Guy, S. 2010 In: Technonatures. Wilfrid Laurier University Press p. 215-237. 23 p. ISBN: 9781554581504.
Chapter

Innovation to intermediaries: translating the EU urban wastewater directive
Beveridge, R., Guy, S. 2010 In: Shaping urban infrastructures. London : Taylor and Francis p. 92-107. 16 p. ISBN: 9781849710688. Electronic ISBN: 9781849775380.
Chapter

Intermediaries and the reconfiguration of urban infrastructures: an introduction
Moss, T., Guy, S., Marvin, S., Medd, W. 2010 In: Shaping urban infrastructures. London : Routledge p. 1-14. 14 p. ISBN: 9781849710688.
Chapter

Making morality: sustainable architecture and the pragmatic imagination
Farmer, G., Guy, S. 2010 In: Building Research and Information. 38, 4, p. 368-378. 11 p.
Journal article

Reinterpreting regulations: architects as intermediaries for zero carbon buildings
Fischer, J., Guy, S. 2010 In: Shaping urban infrastructures. London : Routledge p. 160-174. 15 p. ISBN: 9781849710688. Electronic ISBN: 9781849775380.
Chapter

Shaping urban infrastructures: intermediaries and the governance of socio-technical networks
Guy, S., Marvin, S., Medd, W., Moss, T. 2010 London : Routledge. 240 p. ISBN: 9781849710688.
Book

Smart meters as obligatory intermediaries: reconstructing environmental action
Marvin, S., Chappells, H., Guy, S. 2010 In: Shaping urban infrastructures. London : Routledge p. 175-191. 17 p. ISBN: 9781849710688.
Chapter

Re-interpreting regulations: architects as intermediaries for low-carbon buildings
Fischer, J., Guy, S. 11/2009 In: Urban Studies. 46, 12, p. 2577-2594. 18 p.
Journal article

Governing through translations: intermediaries and the mediation of the EU's urban waste water directive
Beveridge, R., Guy, S. 2009 In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 11, 2, p. 69-85. 17 p.
Journal article

Powering our lives: sustainable energy management and the built environment
Guy, S. 2008 Foresight, Government Office for Science, Department of Business Innovation & Skills.
Commissioned report

STS and the city: politics and practices of hope
Coutard, O., Guy, S. 11/2007 In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 32, 6, p. 713-734. 22 p.
Journal article

Back to the future?: privatisation and the domestication of water in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, 1900-2000
Kazimbaya-Senkwe, B.M., Guy, S.C. 09/2007 In: Geoforum. 38, 5, p. 869-885. 17 p.
Journal article

Senses and the city
Adams, M., Guy, S. 07/2007 In: The Senses and Society. 2, 2, 4 p.
Editorial

Sustainable architecture and the pluralist imagination
Guy, S., Moore, S.A. 05/2007 In: Journal of Architectural Education. 60, 4, p. 15-23. 9 p.
Journal article

Constructing sustainable urban futures: from models to competing pathways
Marvin, S., Guy, S. 1/01/2007 In: Sustainable urban development, volume 2. London : Routledge p. 492-509. 18 p. ISBN: 9780415322164, 9780415322171.
Chapter

Designing urban knowledge: competing perspectives on energy and buildings
Guy, S. 10/2006 In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 24, 5, p. 645-659. 15 p.
Journal article

Urban properties: spaces, places and the property business
Guy, S., Henneberry, J., Bramley, G. 04/2005 In: Changing cities. London : Palgrave p. 223-241. 19 p. ISBN: 9781403906793.
Chapter

Cultures of architecture and sustainability
Guy, S. 2005 In: Building Research and Information. 33, 5, p. 468-471. 4 p.
Journal article

Multiple pathways to sustainable transport futures: experts, users and the planning process
Guy, S., Evans, R., Marvin, S. 2005 In: User involvement in innovation processes. Profil p. 245-263. 19 p.
Chapter

Sustainable architectures: critical explorations of green buiding practice in Europe and North America
Guy, S., Moore, S.A. 2005 Abingdon : Routledge. 284 p. ISBN: 9780415700443, 9780415700450.
Book

The rise of the eco-preneur and the messy world of environmental innovation
Beveridge, R., Guy, S. 2005 In: Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 10, 6, p. 665-676. 12 p.
Journal article

"Internetting" downtown San Francisco: digital space meets urban place
Graham, S., Guy, S. 2004 In: Sustaining urban networks. London : Routledge p. 32-47. 16 p. ISBN: 9780415324595.
Chapter

Consumption, energy and the environment
Guy, S. 2004 In: Encyclopedia of Energy. Elsevier 10 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Hybrid environments: the spaces of sustainable design
Farmer, G., Guy, S. 2004 In: Sustainable architectures. Abingdon : Routledge p. 15-30. 16 p. ISBN: 9780415700450.
Chapter

Reflection and engagement: towards pluralist practices of sustainable architecture
Guy, S., Moore, S.A. 2004 In: Sustainable architectures. Abingdon : Routledge p. 221-239. 19 p. ISBN: 9780415700450.
Chapter

Shadow architectures: war, memories, and Berlin's futures
Graham, S., Guy, S. 2004 In: Cities, war, and terrorism: . Oxford : Blackwell p. 75-92. 18 p. ISBN: 9781405115742. Electronic ISBN: 9780470753033.
Chapter

Current status of water sector restructuring in Slovakia
Beveridge, R., Guy, S. 2003 Working Paper, Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Germany.
Commissioned report

Bridging the divide?: complementary perspectives on property
Guy, S., Henneberry, J. 07/2002 In: Urban Studies. 39, 8, p. 1471-1478. 8 p.
Journal article

Development cultures and urban regeneration
Guy, S., Henneberry, J., Rowley, S. 06/2002 In: Urban Studies. 39, 7, p. 1181-1196. 16 p.
Journal article

Development and developers: perspectives on property
Guy, S., Henneberry, J. 2002 Oxford : Blackwells. 324 p. ISBN: 9780632058426.
Book

Interpreting green design: beyond performance and ideology
Farmer, G., Guy, S. 2002 In: Built Environment. 28, 1, p. 11-21. 11 p.
Journal article

Reinterpreting sustainable architecture: the place of technology
Guy, S., Farmer, G. 02/2001 In: Journal of Architectural Education. 54, 3, p. 140-148. 9 p.
Journal article

Views of the city: multiple pathways to sustainable transport futures
Evans, R., Guy, S., Marvin, S. 2001 In: Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 6, 2, p. 121-133. 13 p.
Journal article

Understanding urban development processes: integrating the economic and the social in property research
Guy, S., Henneberry, J. 12/2000 In: Urban Studies. 37, 13, p. 2399-2416. 18 p.
Journal article

A sociology of energy, buildings and the environment: constructing knowledge, designing practice
Guy, S., Shove, E. 2000 London : Routledge. 176 p. ISBN: 9780415182690.
Book

Locating sustainability: competing visions of urban technology
Farmer, G., Guy, S. 2000 In: Urban lifestyles. Rotterdam : A A BALKEMA PUBLISHERS p. 201-208. 8 p.
Paper

Urban infrastructure in transition: networks, buildings, plans
Guy, S., Marvin, S., Moss, T. 2000 London : Earthscan. 224 p. ISBN: 9781853836893.
Book

Understanding sustainable cities: competing urban futures
Guy, S., Marvin, S. 07/1999 In: European Urban and Regional Studies. 6, 3, 8 p.
Editorial

Towards a new logic of transport planning?
Marvin, S., Guy, S. 04/1999 In: The Town Planning Review. 70, 2, p. 139-158. 20 p.
Journal article

Pathways of smart metering development: shaping environmental innovation
Marvin, S., Chappells, H., Guy, S. 1/03/1999 In: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 23, 2, p. 109-126. 18 p.
Journal article

Cities, regions and privatised utilities
Marvin, S., Graham, S., Guy, S. 02/1999 In: Progress in Planning. 51, 2, p. 91-165. 75 p.
Journal article

Making a difference: sociology of scientific knowledge and urban energy policies
Evans, R., Guy, S., Marvin, S. 1999 In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 24, 1, p. 105-131. 27 p.
Journal article

Infrastructure provision, development processes and the co-production of environmental value
Marvin, S., Guy, S. 12/1997 In: Urban Studies. 34, 12, p. 2023-2036. 14 p.
Journal article

Consuming water: evolving strategies of water management in Britain
Marvin, S., Guy, S. 1997 In: Journal of Urban Technology. 4, 3, p. 21-45. 25 p.
Journal article

Property in a global-risk society: towards marketing research in the office sector
Guy, S., Harris, R. 1997 In: Urban Studies. 34, 1, p. 125-140. 16 p.
Journal article

Splintering networks: cities and technical networks in 1990s Britain
Guy, S., Graham, S., Marvin, S. 1997 In: Urban Studies. 34, 2, p. 191-216. 26 p.
Journal article

Splintering networks: cities and technical networks in 1990s Britain
Graham, S., Guy, S. 1995 Newcastle Upon Tyne : Department of Town and Country Planning, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. 27 p. ISBN: 0905770412.
Book

The new energy managers?: regional electricity companies and the logic of demand-side management
Guy, S., Town and Country Planning, N.u.T.U.(.K.D.o. 1994 Working Paper 46, Department of Town and Country Planning, University of Newcastle.
Commissioned report