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Richard Franey

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March 2, 2021

Pedagogical Interventions in Urban Studies

As an extension to our September Schools and ongoing collectives, the Urban Institute will be organising a series of workshops for international early career researchers in Spring 2021, led by Professor AbdouMaliq Simone. Workshops on Urban Arrangements These workshops will examine…
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February 26, 2021

Urban Institute joins World Universities Network project on The New African Urban University

We are pleased to announce the Urban Institute is a partner in a new international collaborative project ‘The New African Urban University: Building partnerships to realise the promise and potential of sustainable urban transformations’. Led by Zarina Patel, Associate Professor at the…
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February 24, 2021

3rd RELA Webinar – Access to electricity in Ethiopia

The 3rd Regional Energy Learning Alliance will take place next month! Our CESET partner and guest speaker Getachew Bekele, Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology/Addis Ababa University will present on access…
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February 16, 2021

Collectives in Action: An Update from the Urban Institute’s September Schools

Launched in September 2020 by Professor AbdouMaliq Simone, the September Schools represented the Urban Institute’s commitment to: generating new theoretical frameworks for understanding urbanization processes; working collaboratively with partners across the world to develop new methodologies of research and engagement; developing new pedagogical instruments for…
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February 15, 2021

The 2nd RELA webinar – rethinking energy poverty – now available to watch

Last week Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School and the Director of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand and of the Sussex Energy Group gave a presentation at the Regional Learning…
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February 5, 2021

New article on Bypass Urbanism published

We are pleased to announce that our colleague Lindsay Sawyer has a new journal article entitled ‘Bypass urbanism: Re-ordering centerperiphery relations in Kolkata, Lagos and Mexico City’ published  in Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. The article is open access here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0308518X20983818
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February 4, 2021

Top 10 insights in climate science in 2020

The 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020 report was prepared by a consortium of 57 leading researchers from 21 countries - including our Urban Institute member Professor Vanesa Castán Broto. As a partnership of Future Earth, the Earth League, and the…
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January 29, 2021

Sign up for second RELA webinar on rethinking energy poverty

We are excited to announce that Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool will give a keynote speech on “Rethinking energy poverty and best practices for the governance of distributed renewable energy access” at our next Regional Learning Alliance Webinar on 11th February 2021 2pm GMT. Benjamin…
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January 28, 2021

New chapter on the European Green Deal and the challenge of systemic change in urban areas

Our CESET partner Vanesa Castán Broto has written a chapter entitled “The European Green Deal and the challenge of systemic change in urban areas” in the new book “Towards a European Green Deal with Cities” published by CIDOB. Vanesa’s chapter…
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January 26, 2021

Watch the RELA webinar on YouTube!

The first Regional Energy Learning Alliance (RELA) webinar was a great success! Our CESET partner Professor Yacob Mulugetta of University College London gave a great presentation on community energy in East Africa which stimulated a fascinating Q&A session. Questions included: What kind…
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