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Lucy Dunning

General
April 2, 2018

New paper: Constructing a universal logic of urban control?

New paper from Seth Schindler & Simon Marvin, Constructing a universal logic of urban control? International standards for city data, management, and interoperability. Cities are increasingly understood as systems that can be managed and transformed through scientific methods of data analysis and automated response.…
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Past events
March 28, 2018

18 April 2018 – The Good City: Urban Comparison, Transformation and Value

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 16:00 to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 15:15 Oxford University The ESRC-funded Urban Transformations network will be hosting a conference in Oxford, UK between April 18 and 20, 2018. ‘The Good City: Urban Comparison, Transformation and Value’…
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Event
March 26, 2018

1-2 May 2018 – Symposium on Moral and Ethical Challenges in Research

2 day event: Tuesday 1st May (10.30-17.00), Wednesday 2nd May (10.20-16.00) The symposium will focus on the breadth of moral and ethical challenges raised by the research process, including activist research, research with vulnerable groups, research that engages with elite and…
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General
March 26, 2018

Launch of new report on big capital and housing in Greater Manchester

A public event this week launched a new report by Jonathan Silver on housing financialisation in Greater Manchester drawing attention to the transformation of the city-region over the last few years as big capital has prompted thousands of new housing…
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General
March 19, 2018

New job opportunity!

We have an exciting opportunity in the Urban Institute for a social science researcher with experience in working with communities to achieve more progressive and sustainable cities. You will join an interdisciplinary team in the ‘Realising Just Cities’ programme, a…
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Controlled Environments
March 19, 2018

An Urban research agenda on microclimatic enclosure

Simon Marvin and Jonathon Rutherford have just had a paper published in Urban Studies (Controlled environments: An urban research agenda on microclimatic enclosure) that sets out an urban research agenda on controlled environments.  Controlled environments create specialist forms of microclimatic…
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Blog
March 8, 2018

From Pulley to Pipe: The Decline of the Wells of Bangalore

This post was written by Harini Nagendra and Hita Unnikrishnan, a Newton International Fellow working with The Urban Institute. It originally appeared in Arcadia, Spring 2018, no. 5   Large-scale urbanization is particularly evident in the developing Global South—for example, in…
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Controlled EnvironmentsGeneral
February 20, 2018

CITY MATERIALS, URBAN DIMENSIONS – The Institute for Culture and Society & the Urban Institute call for papers

The Institute for Culture and Society & the Urban Institute call for papers at the NZGS/IAG CONFERENCE There is a growing literature which grapples with the materiality of levels, surfaces, and dimensions within cities, and the theoretical possibilities and challenges…
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General
February 16, 2018

Urban Automation & Robotics workshop in Cape Town

The Urban Institute and University of Cape Town teams had a great and productive kick-off workshop in Cape Town 6 - 7 February. The project team from UI and African Centre for Cities (ACC) met in the 2-day workshop, which…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
February 12, 2018

New Municipalism – (Re)Claiming Democracy

Municipalism has been the magic buzzword in debates about new urban movements and the democratization of politics. In Europe it is currently associated especially with cities in Spain, the most prominent Barcelona, where the citizens platform Barcelona en Comú is…
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