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Prof Erik Swyngedouw - further information

Awards and distinctions

  • 1997: Anniversary Award from Environment and Planning A for best paper of the year 'Power, Nature and the City. The Conquest of Water and The Political Ecology of Urbanization in Guayaquil, Ecuador: 1880-1980', Environment and Planning A, 29(2), pp. 311-332
  • 2008: James Blaut Memorial Award, Critical and Socialist Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers
  • 2010: Nominated by UK HE International, Universities UK to serve on the European Research Council Board
  • 2011: British Academy Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Wider professional service

  • 2011- : Member of Advisory Board: Capitalism, Nature, Socialism
  • 2010: Member of Conference Advisory Committee, Conference on 'Nature Inc? Questioning the Market Panacea in Environmental Policy and Conservation', Institute of Social Studies, The Hague,
  • 2010:Elected member of the Advisory Board and Selection Committee for the appointment of an Architectural/Plannning Consultancy Team for 'Bruxelles-Métropole', the development of an urban vision for Brussels 2040
  • 2010: Assessor of Major Research Initiatives Program, Ministry of Research, Regional Government of Wallonia/Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  • 2010-13: Appointed full member to the Flemish Science Foundation Commission W&T9 on Science and Technology of Constructions and the Built Environment
  • 2010:Member of the Scientific Committee for the Second International Conference on De-growth 'Economic Degrowth Today', ICTA, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
  • 2009:Member of the ESRC Centre for Research on Economic, Social and Cultural Change (CRESC) Theme 3: Material Powers: Culture and Social Ordering in the City (Open University University of Manchester)
  • 2009: Member of the selection committee for the appointment of the Chair in Human Geography, University of Lausanne
  • 2009:Member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Urban Humanities, Seoul
  • 2009: Appointed Member of the Advisory Board of the 'Urban Laboratory' (Urbanlab), University College London
  • 2009: Elected Member of the Scientific Committee of The Ecocity World Summit 2009, Istanbul
  • 2009: Member of Vooruitgroep, progressive think-tank, Belgium
  • 2008-10:Chair of Society and Environment Research Group (SERG), The University of Manchester
  • 2008:Invited Member of the Advisory Board of the project Urban Transitions and Climate Change, ESRC/Durham University
  • 2008:Member of the Editorial Board of Book Series 'Urban Policies and Citizenship', UNESCO Chair Book Series, University Press of Lyon (editor Bernard Jouvé)
  • 2008: Member of external assessors panel to evaluate Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University
  • 2008:Member of the International Editorial Board: Water Alternatives An Interdisciplinary Journal of Water, Politics, and Development
  • 2008:Member of International Editorial Board (European Editor), Human Geography, Clark University.
  • 2007-08: Member of Scientific Committee, Conference on 'Urban sustainable development and social sciences', University of St. Etienne
  • 2007- : Member of the Editorial Board of Books Series 'Urban and Landscape Perspectives', Springer Publishing House (ed. Vanni Maciocco)
  • 2007- : Member of International Editorial Board, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies