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A McCloskey

General
June 28, 2017

PhD studentship vacancy – Realising Just Cities: Communication, Engagement and Environmental Governance in Greater Manchester

One fully-funded PhD studentship available for an outstanding candidate to join the ‘Realising Just Cities’ programme for Mistra Urban Futures UK, hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. Project description We invite applications for an outstanding candidate…
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Urban Automation
March 2, 2016

UI joins three-year international research and practice network on smart cities and grids

The UI has been invited to join a three-year international research and practice network on smart cities and grids. Based on recent interest in research and practice on the issues of ‘smart grids’ and ‘smart cities’, the objective of the…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
March 2, 2016

UI co-edits new book on retrofit cities

Simon Marvin's latest book 'Retrofitting Cities: Priorities, Governance and Experimentation' co-edited with Mike Hodson, comparatively explores how urban scale retrofitting can be conceptualised as a socio-technical transition. The book critically compares and contrasts different national styles of response in cities…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
March 2, 2016

UI speaks at Community Land Trust Conference

Dr Tom Moore presented his latest research on community land trusts at the National CLT Network conference in London on 28th January. Dr Moore's presentation discussed the findings of his recent study, commissioned by Wessex Comunity Assets, into 'The motivations and aspirations of community land trust volunteers…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
March 2, 2016

UI co-edits new book on Smart Urbanism

Urban Institute Director Professor Simon Marvin has co-authored a new book titled 'Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn?' with Andres Luque-Ayala and Colin McFarlane. Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
February 14, 2016

UI hosts ‘Daily life, Digital technologies & Energy demand’ symposium

Rachel Macrorie (and co-organisers Faye Wade (UCL), Kathryn Buchanan (University of Essex), and Roxana Morosanu (University of Loughborough) led a successful working party symposium on the 26th and 27th November sponsored by the Urban Institute, at the University of Sheffield.…
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Urban Automation
February 11, 2016

Urban Institute unveils new Smart Cities project

A new ESRC funded Open Research Area project with partners in Europe and Japan starts in September 2016. The project is called Knowing – the KNOWledge politics of experimentING with smart urbanism. The Urban Institute is the UK PI and…
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