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Lucy Dunning

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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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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Controlled Environments
October 20, 2017

Culture & Climate Change: Future Scenarios Residency

Emma Critchley is a visual artist specialising in underwater photography and video. In June 2016 Emma was awarded a year-long residency called Culture & Climate Change, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The University of Sheffield, The Open University and the…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
October 4, 2017

When you get a front door, remember to leave it open

Sophie King is a Research Fellow. You can follow her on twitter @sophiedking. This piece also draws on the voices of Mums Mart, Lower Broughton Life, and members of the South African Alliance. The Manchester-South Africa exchange is co-funded by the Realising Just…
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Urban Automation
October 4, 2017

‘Geographies of Urban Automation’ – Call for Papers: AAG 2018 – New Orleans

Call for Papers: AAG 2018 – New Orleans Geographies of Urban Automation Federico Cugurullo – Trinity College Dublin Simon Marvin – University of Sheffield Rob Raven – University of Utrecht Alan Wiig – University of Massachusetts, Boston Call for Papers…
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September 27, 2017

Global Urban Justice @RC21

How does citizen participation challenge or reinforce power relations in urban governance? What might an urban politics look like which values dissent as well as consensus? How can we contribute to realising global urban justice through critical methodologies? These were…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
September 22, 2017

Urban Living Labs Handbook

There is a growing trend to involve citizens in city development, to make urban areas more sustainable and livable. The urban living labs approach offers a way to foster new collaborative, trans-disciplinary ways of thinking in urban planning and development,…
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