Andy Karvonen received his doctorate from the Community and Regional Planning Program in 2008. In his dissertation, he combined ideas from environmental history, science and technology studies, and environmental governance to examine the political and cultural aspects of urban runoff in Austin and Seattle. The work was subsequently published in an MIT Press monograph, Politics of Urban Runoff: Nature, Technology, and the Sustainable City, and in academic articles in Environment & Planning A and Progress in Planning. Andy currently works as a lecturer in the Manchester Architecture Research Centre at the University of Manchester (UK) where he teach courses on various aspects of sustainable urban development and conducts research on the social and political aspects of urban infrastructure.

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