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Lucy Dunning

OpinionOpinion - Climate Urbanism
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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OpinionOpinion - Climate Urbanism
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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Co-producing UrbanismsNewsUncategorized
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 ActionNews
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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Co-producing Urbanisms
June 1, 2018

Greater Manchester – Scotland Peer Learning Exchange

The Action Research Collective, part of the ESRC funded Jam & Justice project, has just returned from a peer exchange in Glasgow hosted by our Scottish partner, Dr. Oliver Escobar, University of Edinburgh, What Works Scotland Co-Director. The aim of…
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May 29, 2018

The 50th anniversary of the La Revolution Urbaine

Michele Lancione, Senior Research Fellow, reflects on Writing the city workshop in Paris, 3-4 May 2018. Numerous events took place across Europe to celebrate the 50 years after the backlash of ’68. Pushpa Arabindoo, Senior Lecturer at UCL, organised a…
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Co-producing UrbanismsGeneral
May 24, 2018

Job Opportunity: Research Impact Officer

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Research Impact Officer (80% FTE) on a 9 month contract to join a research team working on the project, Jam and Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation. You will work under guidance…
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Co-producing Urbanisms EventPast events
May 23, 2018

29 June 2018 – Making Music, Making Communities

Friday 29th June 2017, 09:30 - 16:30 Seminar room G14, 9 Mappin Street, The University of Sheffield Musical groups and organisations shape and are shaped by their localities in a plurality of ways, reaching in and through communities to achieve tangible…
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Infrastructure in Action
May 23, 2018

Hybrid networks, everyday life and social control: Electricity access in urban Kenya

A new article has been published, authored by Dr Shaun Smith, a Research Associate at the Urban Institute. 'Hybrid networks, everyday life and social control: Electricity access in urban Kenya' examines electricity access in Kisumu and Kitale, Kenya, through the…
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