All Posts By

Lucy Dunning

BlogCo-producing Urbanisms
September 13, 2017

Fearless Cities: the new urban movements

A wave of new municipalist movements has been experimenting with how to take – and transform – power in cities large and small. Bertie Russell and Oscar Reyes report on the growing success of radical urban politics around the world. This blog post originally appeared on…
Read More
BlogUrban Humans
September 8, 2017

Wall Street landlords are chasing the American dream – here’s what it means for families

This blog was written by Desiree Fields (currently on secondment to the Urban Institute), Alex Schafran & Zac Taylor (University of Leeds). It first appeared in The Conversation. Owning a family home in the suburbs has been a cornerstone of…
Read More
Uncategorized
August 22, 2017

Urban Operating Systems: Diagramming the City

Simon Marvin and Andres Luque have recently had their paper on Urban Operating Systems published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research - the paper is available on open access. The work examines the underlying smart city products…
Read More
Urban Automation
August 10, 2017

The myths of smart metering

This blog was written by Dr Rachel Macrorie, Research Associate and portfolio lead on Urban Automation. The largest UK infrastructure project is underway. Traditional electricity and gas meters in homes and businesses are being replaced with the next generation of…
Read More
BlogControlled Environments
July 19, 2017

Artificial environments are turning the world outside in, but that’s no way to save the planet

This blog post was written by Simon Marvin and Jonathan Rutherford and originally appeared in The Conversation. When meltwater breached the global seed bank near Svalbard in May, after unusually warm weather, it served as a stark reminder of the need to…
Read More
EventUrban Automation Event
July 14, 2017

4 September 2017 – Rise of the Automated City – Public Lecture

Date: Monday 4th September 2017 Time: 5:30pm – 7.00pm Venue: ICOSS Lecture Theatre (1st floor), Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (ICOSS), 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP; followed by a reception in ICOSS foyer (opposite). From driverless cars, to delivery robots, digitised homes and networks of…
Read More
Urban Automation
July 12, 2017

Researching Sheffield’s diverse landscape of smart urbanism experimentation

The birthplace of stainless steel, Sheffield has long held worldwide recognition for its large-scale manufacturing industry, technical innovation and craft fabrication. With the decline of UK heavy engineering and associated rise in unemployment from the late 1970s, the public sector…
Read More
Co-producing Urbanisms
July 5, 2017

Cultural Heritage and the Just City

The New Urban Agenda, signed in Quito Ecuador in 2016, calls for a broad and holistic understanding of the strategies and approaches needed to develop more sustainable urban transformations.  Importantly, it appears to correct a cultural-blindness in sustainable development policies…
Read More
Uncategorized
June 28, 2017

Urban Uncertainty report released

Jonathan Silver joined his collaborators on the Urban Uncertainty research project to launch a report based on a series of international workshops, collective and individual publications and a series of findings based on empirical research across a number of cities.…
Read More
BlogCo-producing Urbanisms
June 21, 2017

Coproducing Urban Transformations Keynote in Finland

Professor Beth Perry has given a keynote lecture at the University of Helsinki’s Pathways to Sustainability Transformations event. The event was organised as the first Sustainable Science Day of the new Helsinki Sustainability Science Centre (HELSUS). Held in the Great…
Read More