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Lucy Dunning

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May 2, 2017

Living in Plural Cities

Is our understanding of urban infrastructure changing? Do we need to move beyond discussions about 'smart cities' and digital innovation? What pathways exist for the city of the future? This short video was produced by the British Academy, the UK's…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
March 17, 2017

The new urban ruins: Vacancy and the post-crisis city

Victoria Habermehl recently presented at The New Urban Ruins: Vacancy and the Post-Crisis City workshop at Trinity College Dublin. She presented on research in Argentina, focusing on bottom up responses to urban abandonment. Her paper was titled ‘Resisting organised abandonment, everyday…
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Uncategorized
March 16, 2017

Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America

New paper published in Territory, Politics, Governance by Nick Clare, Victoria Habermehl (Urban Institute) & Liz Mason-Deese. Download the full article here. Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America. Territory, Politics, Governance. Situated in geography’s recent territorial (re)turn, and…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
March 14, 2017

Eight lessons from Barcelona en Comú on how to Take Back Control

This article was written by Bertie Russell (Urban Institute) and Oscar Reyes, an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and was originally published in openDemocracy. “We’re living in extraordinary times that demand brave and creative solutions. If we’re…
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Urban Automation
March 13, 2017

Future Cities Catapult Advisory Group

UI has been invited to join the Future Cities Catapult Expert Advisory Group on a research project on “Performance in Use.  The project is designed to provide an evaluation framework that helps urban authorities and the private sector to understand…
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Controlled Environments
March 13, 2017

New Project, Volumetric Urbanism

UI is working with Professor Donald McNeill at the University of Western Sydney on a new three year funded Australian Research Council on Volumetric Urbanism. This project aims to explain how global built environment and development firms 'push the envelope'…
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Infrastructure in Action
February 23, 2017

Book review: Participatory planning for climate compatible development in Maputo, Mozambique

This book is accessible in the best sense of the term and yet offers complex ideas and challenges to traditional planning norms that have shaped a geography of vulnerability across Maputo, says Jonathan Silver. The climate crisis is not an…
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Infrastructure in Action
February 13, 2017

New paper published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers journal

How might we conceptualise and research everyday urbanism? This is the question Jonathan Silver from the Urban Institute along with Colin McFarlane at Durham University have responded to in a new paper in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers based on work in Kampala,…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
February 13, 2017

Call for Papers: ‘Valuing Urban Dissensus: Contested Knowledge Claims in Realising Just Cities’

Please see below CFP for session titled Valuing Urban Dissensus: Contested Knowledge Claims in Realising Just Cities as part of the forthcoming RC21 Conference Rethinking Urban Global Justice (September 11-13, Leeds, UK). Abstracts should be sent to the conference organisers…
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Controlled Environments
February 2, 2017

Exploring controlled environments in Sheffield

On a fresh, but sunny Tuesday morning in late January, the UI team with colleagues from Geography conducted a series of visits to three controlled environment sites in Sheffield. The aim of this ‘infralab’ was to develop the first step…
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