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Richard Franey

News
October 14, 2020

Life of a cookstove project

Professor Vanesa Castán Broto of the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield and local Sheffield film maker to Sean Lovell have produced a film called ‘Life of a cookstove: energy stories from Mozambique’. Funded by the Festival of the Mind 2020, the film explains how cooking happens in…
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News
October 13, 2020

Research Associate Position Available

The full-time 33 month Research Associate post is now 'live' on the University of Sheffield website https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CBW813/research-associate The closing date is 4th November 2020. SUI Research Associate
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Action Stations: Image courtesy of An Even Better Arbourthorne and Arbourthorne Community Primary School
Co-producing UrbanismsNews
September 29, 2020

New Project: An Even Better Arbourthorne

This project connects learning institutions across Sheffield to address socio-economic disadvantage in Arbourthorne, through sharing knowledge and expertise, fostering relationships and supporting community capacity-building. There is clear evidence of the link between educational outcomes and place-based disadvantage. A complex ecosystem…
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Event
August 4, 2020

Urban Institute September School

During September 2020 the Urban Institute is hosting a September School with our partners across the globe to deliver a series of workshops on interrelated sequential themes that address intellectual and political challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Free…
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June 8, 2020

The Urban Surrounds: from extinction to abolition.

 The first ‘Sheffield Urbanism’ Lecture Series The Urban Surrounds: From Extinction to Abolition” is a series which attempts to examine spaces and temporalities of urbanization from the viewpoints of abolitionist histories and sensibilities, and in ways that attempt to circumvent the…
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GeneralNews
May 13, 2020

New article on energy access published in Springer Nature Energy

We are delighted to announce that Vanesa Castán Broto and Joshua Kirshner’s timely article on the importance of energy access in maintaining health during pandemics is now freely available in  Nature Energy. Energy plays a central role in responding to emergencies…
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May 6, 2020

The City in a Time of Social Distancing

An online seminar and roundtable discussion featuring Anna-Louise Milne (ULIP),  AbdouMaliq T Simone (The University of Sheffield) and Alan Latham (UCL). The event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Historical Sciences (IHSS) and The City Centre. It will be chaired by Simon Reid-Henry (QMUL). Thursday 14th May, 4pm. …
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Calls and opportunities
February 13, 2020

Call for Applications: Critical Thinking and Writing for Urban Studies Researchers in Nigeria

The Urban Studies and Planning Department, University of Sheffield and the Centre for Housing and Sustainable development, University of Lagos invites applications from Nigerian researchers with research interests related to urban studies, based at a Nigerian university or research institution.…
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News
November 13, 2019

Contested Knowledges for Just Urban Futures

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:00 Channing Hall, 45 Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG For urban scholars to be committed to more just urban futures is not new; yet the conditions and contexts from and in which academics engage are constantly changing. From means concerning…
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News
November 13, 2019

Inaugural Urban Institutes Global Network Workshop

The Urban Institute attended the inaugural meeting of the Global Urban Network hosted by the School of Cities at the University of Toronto in October 2019. The workshop was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada…
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