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Lucy Dunning

General
January 16, 2018

Italian community screenings of A inceput ploaia/It started raining

Several activist groups and communities concerned with the right to housing in Italy have organised screening of Michele Lancione’s documentary ‘A inceput ploaia/It started raining’ in the peninsula. One of the aims of this film is precisely that of being…
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General
January 16, 2018

Networks of alternative economies in Buenos Aires; markets as spaces of contestation

We are pleased to announce that Dr Victoria Habermehl has co-written a chapter entitled “Networks of alternative economies in Buenos Aires; markets as spaces of contestation” with Nela Lena Gallardo Araya and María Ximena Arqueros. This has been published in…
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Urban Automation
January 8, 2018

Drones/Robotics and Development Priorities in Africa: Transformative Infrastructure or Digital Colonisation?

The British Academy has recently announced the successful applicants under Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects 2017. This programme will support nine interdisciplinary research projects geared towards producing policy-relevant findings and improving the welfare of people in developing countries. The projects aim to engage…
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GeneralInfrastructure in Action
December 14, 2017

Urban Studies new paper: Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations

Jonathan Silver, alongside research collaborators Mary Lawhon, David Nilsson, Henrik Ernstson and Shuaib Lwasa on the HICCUP project have published an open access paper in the journal Urban Studies. In 'Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations' case examples are used from…
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Event
December 14, 2017

30 January 2018 – Book Launch with Professor Tim May and Professor Beth Perry

Date: Tuesday 30 January 2018 Time: 1700-1900 ICOSS Hosted by The Sheffield Methods Institute and the Urban Institute at The University of Sheffield, this event celebrates the launch of two books by Professor Tim May and Professor Beth Perry: Reflexivity:…
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General
December 13, 2017

New paper published in Housing Studies

Housing Studies has published a paper that Michele Lancione from the Urban Institute co-authored with two Italian colleagues, Alice Stefanizzi and Marta Gaboardi. The paper is entitled: 'Passive adaptation or active engagement? The challenges of Housing First internationally and in the Italian case.' In…
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Infrastructure in Action
November 29, 2017

Energy access in the urbanisation age

This blog was written by Vanesa Castan Broto, describing two new papers published in Nature Energy. “If you can read this, you’re not affected,” says Vincent Moller, from SPARC (Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres, India). He is speaking…
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BlogCo-producing Urbanisms
November 22, 2017

Participatory Cities and Urban Justice

This blog was written by Prof Beth Perry and originally appeared on the Mistra Urban Future website. Whilst a lot of attention has been paid to the Urban Sustainable Development Goal 11, with its focus on substantive issues such as…
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Blog
November 15, 2017

Seeing like a City by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift

This book review was written by Michele Lancione, Senior Research Fellow, and originally appeared in Society and Space.   There is Nothing Like the City Published fifteen years after Cities: Reimagining the Urban, Seeing Like a City, is a testament to the…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
October 27, 2017

A mysterious death in Argentina calls attention to indigenous land struggles

This article was written by Victoria Habermehl, Nick Clare and Liz Mason-Deese and originally appeared on The Conversation. Victoria is a Research Associate on the ESRC ‘Whose Knowledge matters?’ project and is part of the Mistra Urban Futures network. She has…
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