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Lucy Dunning

BlogUrban Automation
July 12, 2018

Three ‘living labs’ which show how autonomous robots are changing cities

This blog was written by Rachel Macrorie and originally appeared in The Conversation on 12 July 2018. Ready or not, autonomous robots are leaving laboratories to be tested in real-world contexts. With more and more people living in cities, these technologies…
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BlogUrban Automation
July 10, 2018

Automating the City & Urbanising Automation: Four priorities to shape the expansion of robotics and autonomous systems in our everyday lives.

Ready or not, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) are rapidly moving outside of laboratories and factories to be tested in the real-world contexts of everyday cities around the globe.  There are significant opportunities for technologists and receptive cities to work together…
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July 3, 2018

Jam and Justice – new coproduced ARC projects

Jam and Justice is a three-year research project funded by the ESRC that aims to test and learn about more participatory methods for urban decision-making. We want to seize the opportunity to make devolution matter in Greater Manchester by creating spaces…
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June 26, 2018

White Paper on Robotics, Automation and the City launched in Liverpool

In-depth reports and recommendations on key robotics sectors released as part of UK Robotics Week (21st – 29th June 2018) On the 20th July the Urban Institute's White Paper on 'Urban Robotics and Automation' was formally launched as a key…
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June 20, 2018

India’s colonial legacy almost caused Bangalore to run out of water

This post was written by Hita Unnikrishnan, Harini Nagendra and Vanesa Castán Broto, and originally appeared in The Conversation on 20 June 2018. On hot summer days in Bangalore, India, it is common to see public water taps on roadsides hissing and…
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June 19, 2018

The Lost Lakes of Bangalore

This post is from Harini Nagendra and Hita Unnikrishnan, a Newton International Fellow working with The Urban Institute, and originally appeared in Arcadia, Spring 2018, no. 13 - Arcadia Collection: Water Histories   Bangalore has a history of continuous urban settlement going back…
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June 15, 2018

Urban Institute Joins the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy

We’re pleased to announce that the Urban Institute have now joined the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (IOPD) network as a collaborating member. The IOPD is a network of more than 800 cities (91 countries), that want to know, exchange and apply…
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June 14, 2018

Urban Institute article commended by Urban Studies journal

Nick Taylor Buck and Aidan While were recently informed that their paper “Competitive urbanism and the limits to smart city innovation: The UK Future Cities initiative”, which was published in Urban Studies in February 2017 (Vol 54/2), reached the final…
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Infrastructure in Action
June 5, 2018

Special Issue: Energy Research and Social Science

A special issue of Energy Research and Social Science that focuses on Spatial Adventures in Energy Studies: Emerging Geographies of Energy Production and Use has just been published. The essays in this special issue have been guest edited by Vanesa…
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June 1, 2018

5 June 2018 – Department of Geography Seminar: Urban energy landscapes- comparative analyses

Location: Department of Geography, Ron Johnston Research Room (C Floor) Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018 Start Time: 1pm (Refreshments available from 12.45pm) All Welcome Professor Vanesa Castan Broto (University of Sheffield) Biography: Vanesa joined the Urban Institute in September 2017,…
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