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Below is a list of my publications. You can find citation statistics on my Google Scholar page. Please contact me if you want a copy of something.


James Evans, Andrew Karvonen and Rob Raven (eds). 2016. The Experimental City. London: Routledge.

Andrew Karvonen. 2011. Politics of Urban Runoff: Nature, Technology, and the Sustainable City. London: MIT Press. Winner of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning’s 2014 John Friedmann Book Award.

Journal Articles

Krassimira Paskaleva, James Evans, Christopher Martin, Trond Linjordet, Dujuan Yang, and Andrew Karvonen. 2017. Data governance in the sustainable smart city, Informatics 4(4): 41.

Gregory Trencher and Andrew Karvonen. 2017. Stretching “smart”: advancing health and wellbeing through the smart city agenda, Local Environment (earlyview online).

Gordon Walker, Andrew Karvonen, and Simon Guy. 2016. Reflections on a policy denouement: the politics of mainstreaming zero-carbon housingTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers 41(1): 104-106.

Kelly Watson, James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, and Tim Whitley. 2016. Re-conceiving building design quality: a review of building users in their social context, Indoor and Built Environment 25(3): 509-523.

James Evans, Ross Jones, Andrew Karvonen, and Lucy Millard. 2015. Living labs and co-production: university campuses as platforms for sustainable transitionsCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 16: 1-16.

Gordon Walker, Andrew Karvonen, and Simon Guy. 2015. Zero carbon homes and zero carbon living: sociomaterial interdependencies in carbon governanceTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers 40(4): 494-506.

Catherine Grandclement, Andrew Karvonen, and Simon Guy. 2015. Negotiating comfort in low energy housing: the politics of intermediation, Energy Policy 84:213-222.

Simon Guy, Alan Lewis, and Andrew Karvonen. 2015. Conditioning demand: older people, thermal comfort and low-carbon housing, Energy Policy 84: 191-194.

Andrew Karvonen and Bas van Heur. 2014. Urban laboratories: experiments in reworking cities, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38(2): 379-92.

James Evans and Andrew Karvonen. 2014. ‘Give me a laboratory and I will lower your carbon footprint!’ – urban laboratories and the pursuit of low carbon futures, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38(2): 413-30.

Andrew Karvonen. 2013. Towards systemic retrofit: a social practices approachBuilding Research & Information 41(5): 563-74.

Andrew Karvonen and Ken Yocom. 2011. The civics of urban nature: enacting hybrid Landscapes, Environment and Planning A 43(6): 1305-1322.

Andrew Karvonen. 2010. Metronatural™: inventing and reworking urban nature in Seattle, Progress in Planning 74(4): 153-202.

Steven A. Moore and Andrew Karvonen. 2008. Sustainable architecture in context: STS and design thinking, Science Studies 21(1): 29-46.

Ralf Brand and Andrew Karvonen. 2007. The ecosystem of expertise: complementary knowledges for sustainable development, Sustainability: Science, Policy and Practice 3(1): 21-31.

Andrew Karvonen. 2004. Cation effects on chromium removal in permeable reactive walls, Journal of Environmental Engineering 130(8): 863-866.

Book Chapters

Andrew Karvonen. 2018. Afterword: planning and the non-modern city, in M. Kurath, M. Marskamp, J. Paulos and J. Ruegg (eds) Relational Planning: Tracing Artefacts, Practices and Practices, 317-325, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Andrew Karvonen. 2018. Community housing retrofit in the UK and the civics of energy consumption, in M. Eames, T. Dixon, M. Hunt, and S. Lannon (eds) Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow’s World, 19-32, London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Andrew Karvonen. 2017. Matthew Gandy, in Key Thinkers on Cities, ed. Regan Koch and Alan Latham, 87-92, London: Sage.

Andrew Karvonen. 2017. From bioregions to heterotopias: alternative pathways to territorialising the environment, in Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths, ed. Ian Deas and Stephen Hincks, 165-184, London: Routledge.

Andrew Karvonen. 2016. Low-carbon devices and desires in community housing retrofit, in Towards a Cultural Politics of Climate Change: Devices, Desires and Dissent, ed. Harriet Bulkeley, Matthew Paterson, and Johannes Stripple, 51-65, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, and Rob Raven. 2016. The experimental city: new modes and prospects of urban transformation, in The Experimental City, ed. James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, and Rob Raven, 1-12, London: Routledge.

Simon Guy and Andrew Karvonen. 2016. District heating comes to Ecotown: zero-carbon housing and the rescaling of UK energy provision, in Beyond the Networked City: Infrastructure Reconfigurations and Urban Change in the North and South, ed. Olivier Coutard and Jonathan Rutherford, 72-93, London: Routledge.

Andrew Karvonen. 2015. Pathways of urban nature: diversity in the greening of the twenty-first-century city, in Now Urbanism: The Future City is Here, ed. Jeff Hou, Ben Spencer, Thaisa Way, and Ken Yocom, 274-286, London: Routledge.

Andrew Karvonen, James Evans, and Bas van Heur. 2014. The politics of urban experiments: radical change or business as usual?, In After Sustainable Cities?, ed. Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin, 104-115, London: Routledge.

Andrew Karvonen and Ralf Brand. 2013. Expertise: specialised knowledge in environmental politics and sustainability, in Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, ed. P.G. Harris, 215-230, London: Routledge.

James Evans and Andrew Karvonen. 2011. Living laboratories for sustainability: exploring the politics and epistemology of urban transition, In Cities and Low Carbon Transitions, ed. Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mike Hodson, and Simon Marvin, 126-141, London: Routledge.

Simon Guy and Andrew Karvonen. 2011. Using sociotechnical methods: researching human-technological dynamics in the city, In Understanding Social Research: Thinking Creatively about Method, ed. Jennifer Mason, Angela Dale, 120-133, London: Sage.

Andrew Karvonen and Ralf Brand. 2009. Technical expertise, sustainability, and the politics of knowledge, In Environmental Governance: Power and Knowledge in a Local-Global World, ed. Gabriel Kütting and Ronnie Lipschutz, 38-59, London: Routledge.

Book Reviews

Andrew Karvonen. 2017. Book Review–The Politics of Evidence: From Evidence-Based Policy to the Good Governance of Evidence by Justin Parkhurst, LSE Review of Books (online)

Andrew Karvonen. 2017. Book review–The Politics of Green Transformations, edited by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach, and Peter Newell, Local Environment 22(7): 904-906.

Andrew Karvonen. 2015. Book Review – Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies by Federico Caprotti, LSE Review of Books (online)

Andrew Karvonen. 2014. Book Review – The Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory edited by C. Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns and Hilde Heynen, Progress in Human Geography 38(4): 624-625.

Andrew Karvonen. 2014. Book Review – The Greening of Architecture: A Critical History and Survey of Contemporary Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design by Phillip James Tabb and A. Senem Deviren, LSE Review of Books (online)

Andrew Karvonen. 2014.Book Review – The New Science of Cities by Michael Batty, LSE Review of Books (online)

Andrew Karvonen. 2011. Book Review – Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies, Space and Culture (online)

Andrew Karvonen. 2011. Book Review – Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning by Jason Corburn, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 35(2): 469-470.

Andrew Karvonen. 2009. Book Review – Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge edited by Lisa H. Sideris and Kathleen Dean Moore, Technology and Culture 50: 924-926

Andrew Karvonen. 2008. Book Review–Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building by David W. Orr, Environmental Ethics 30: 105-106

Andrew Karvonen. 2008. Book Review – The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement by Mark Hamilton Lytle, Technology and Culture 49: 242-244

Andrew Karvonen. 2006. Book Review – Unbuilding Cities: Obduracy in Urban Sociotechnical Change by Anique Hommels, Planning Forum 12:122-125

Andrew Karvonen. 2005. Book Review – Social Power and the Urbanization of Water: Flows of Power by Erik Swyngedouw, Planning Forum 11:91-92

Other Publications

Andrew Karvonen. 2015. The life and death of zero carbon housing policy, Manchester Policy Blogs, 15 September 2015.

Jamie Anderson and Andrew Karvonen. 2014. Oxford Road Sense of Place Protocol, cities@manchester report, November 2014.

Simon Guy, Graeme Sherriff, and Andrew Karvonen. 2013. Building Comfort for Older Age: Designing and Managing Thermal Comfort in Low Carbon Housing for Older People, Briefing Report, University of Manchester.

Andrew Karvonen. 2012. Knowledge for Sustainability: Desk Based Mapping of Greater Manchester Universities, University of Manchester, working paper for MISTRA Urban Futures, University of Salford.

Andrew Karvonen. 2012. Knowledge for Sustainability: Desk Based Mapping of Greater Manchester Universities, Manchester Metropolitan University, working paper for MISTRA Urban Futures, University of Salford.

Andrew Karvonen. 2012. Retrofitting the UK Housing Stock for a Low Carbon Future, EPSRC Retrofit 2050 Expert Review Report.

Andrew Karvonen. 2012. District Heat and Power Networks White Paper, Changing the Climate: Innovation in the Built Environment for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, National Science Foundation Workshop, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

Andrew Karvonen and James Evans. 2011. The city as laboratory: experiments in urban development, cities@manchester blog, 11 April 2011

Bas van Heur, Ralf Brand, Andrew Karvonen, Simon Guy, and Sally Wyatt. 2009. Urban laboratories: towards an STS of the built environment, EASST Review 28(4).

Andrew Karvonen. 2008. Botanizing the Asphalt: Politics of Urban Drainage. PhD dissertation, Community and Regional Planning Programme, School of Architecture, the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrew Karvonen. 2007. The Cultural Appropriation of Water Quality in Austin, Texas: Politics, Infrastructure, and Urban Nature. Texas Water Resources Institute: Texas A&M University.

Kent Butler and Andrew Karvonen. 2004. Integrative Water Management and Conservation Development: Alternatives for the Central Texas Hill Country. Austin: University of Texas at Austin. Andrew Karvonen. 2004. Point/counterpoint: envisioning process, Planning Forum 10: 69-85.