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Alex Wharton

Alex Wharton

Researcher, Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform
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Alex is a Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF).  He is currently working full-time on the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform (GM LIP), one of 5 LIP set up by Mistra Urban Futures, an international centre for sustainable urban futures, based in Gothenburg.  His main interest is in the socio-economics of sustainable urban transitions - specifically, the relationship between economic growth and social justice, and the ways in which local authorities engage with local communities.

He has a background in Economics and Finance, teaching and researching at Manchester Business School, UMIST and MMU, and has been involved in the delivery of various knowledge exchange projects, largely in relation to public sector construction.

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