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Andrew Karvonen

Andrew Karvonen is Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism in the University of Manchester’s School of Environment and Development and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Texas at Austin.

Titles by This Author

Nature, Technology, and the Sustainable City

When rain falls on the city, it creates urban runoff that cause flooding, erosion, and water pollution. Municipal engineers manage a complex network of technical and natural systems to treat and remove these temporary water flows from cities as quickly as possible. Urban runoff is frequently discussed in terms of technical expertise and environmental management, but it encompasses a multitude of such nontechnical issues as land use, quality of life, governance, aesthetics, and community identity, and is central to the larger debates on creating more sustainable and livable cities.