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Lucy Dunning

Urban Automation
May 14, 2018

New project: Beyond Smart Cities

The Urban Automation and Robotics team led by Prof Simon Marvin at the Urban Institute received the Royal Society research grant under the International Exchanges 2017 Cost Share (China) scheme. The awarded project, titled Beyond Smart Cities: A Comparative Analysis…
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Event
May 10, 2018

16 May 2017 Governing in and against austerity: reflections from an eight-case international study

Professor Jonathan Davies (De Montfort University) 'Governing in and against austerity: reflections from an eight-case international study' This event is jointly hosted by USP and The Urban Institute. For more information, see the Urban Studies and Planning website
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Infrastructure in Action
May 8, 2018

Sustainable Energy Access In Mozambique

SEA-Mozambique (‘Sustainable Energy Access’) is a research project funded by the Sustainable Development Programme of the British Academy. SEA-Mozambique examines the multiple challenges that affect energy access in Mozambique. Mozambique faces some of the worse level of energy access in the…
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General
May 5, 2018

Difficult doings: investigating the challenging practice of sustainable urban development

Hita Unnikrishnan, a Newton International Fellow, recently attending a workshop: 'Difficult doings: investigating the challenging practice of sustainable urban development' at Clare College Conferencing, Cambridge. This workshop was organized by KTH- Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and The University of Cambridge,…
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Infrastructure in Action
April 24, 2018

Invitation to Heterogeneous Infrastructures in African Cities workshop in Kampala

The Urban Institute is involved in this exciting workshop on infrastructure and African cities. More information is available below. As part of broader efforts to develop regional learning across the continent, the Situated Urban Political Ecology Collective and Urban Action…
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General
April 23, 2018

Our favourite cities – by four urban planners

Prof Vanesa Castan Broto, along with 3 other urban planners, describe their favourite cities. This post originally appeared in The Conversation. More and more people are moving into cities. As growing populations place pressure on urban housing, infrastructure and transport systems,…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
April 16, 2018

Mistra Urban Futures Annual Report 2017 Published

We are pleased to announce that the Mistra Urban Futures 2017 annual report is now published. Last year was extremely productive as the Sheffield-Manchester Platform began working with colleagues in Cape Town, Gothenburg, Kisumu, Skåne and Stockholm to launch our comparative research projects to compare the processes and experiences of different platforms in…
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Urban Automation
April 10, 2018

Robots will shape our cities of the future – these three cities show how

Dr Mateja Kovacic is a visiting academic at the Urban Institute working on the urban robotics and automation project, with a special focus on social and humanoid robots. This post first appeared in The Conversation. Before I started working on real-world…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
April 9, 2018

New Working Paper Published

Sophie King and Peter Kasaija have recently published a new working paper for the Effective States and Inclusive Development research centre (ESID) entitled State-movement partnership in Uganda: Co-producing an enabling environment for urban poverty reduction? An increasing body of knowledge is…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
April 4, 2018

New Festivals Report Published

​Festivals are international cultural practices, taking plural forms and expressions across the world. They offer an empirical lens to enrich our understanding about how tangible and intangible cultural heritage combine, collide, conflict and cohere. Festivals are a spatially and temporally…
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