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Sophie Rowson

News
November 2, 2018

Vanesa Castan-Broto publishes paper exploring the notion of the ‘green’ city

Vanesa Castán Broto critiques sustainable development agendas that approach green cities as merely engines of economic growth.
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Blog
October 31, 2018

Maputo’s residents can now use gas. But dropping charcoal is proving hard

Article by Shaun Smith, Vanesa Castan Broto, and Domingos Augusto Macucule. Originally published via The Conversation 17th July 2018. Like many other men and women in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in…
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Blog
October 17, 2018

PODCAST – An interview with Sophie King on the process of researching urban poverty in Uganda

Hear Dr Sophie King, Research Fellow in the Urban Institute talk about her research into urban poverty in Uganda for ESID. In particular, Sophie looks at what shapes state vision, commitment and capacity for urban poverty reduction in Uganda, and…
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BlogNews
October 16, 2018

Craft metrics to value co-production: comment piece by Beth Perry published in Nature

To assess whether research is relevant to society, ask the stakeholders, say Beth Perry, Catherine Durose, and Liz Richardson. A comment piece co-authored by the Urban Institute's Beth Perry, with colleagues from the University's of Manchester and Birmingham has been…
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BlogNews
October 16, 2018

Whose Heritage Matters? New project announced from British Academy Sustainable Development Programme

We are pleased to announce that Sheffield University’s Urban Institute has been awarded funding, in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities (Cape Town, South Africa) and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Kisumu, Kenya) for a…
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Blog
October 10, 2018

Developing a Food Network for the North?

Alongside Sustainable Food Cities and sponsored by University of Sheffield Sustainable Food Futures (SheFF), the SAFE team organised an event to bring together food system thinkers and actors from across the North of England. Sustainable Food Citieshad been hearing queries from members…
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BlogUncategorized
October 3, 2018

Municipal What?: Reflections on #municipalsocialism in the 21st century

Article by Bert Russell, Research Associate in the Urban Institute. Originally posted by Realising Just Cities. Bert Russell provides reflections on a how municipal socialist ideas, practices and projects can contribute to struggles for justice in the 21st century. The…
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Blog
September 26, 2018

On the frontline of academic activism: fighting against forced evictions in Romania

Article written by Charlotte Cremers covering some of the work underpinning the Antipode Scholar-Activist award recently given to Dr Michele Lancione and his colleagues. Originally published 06.09.2018 by Social Science Research via Medium Bucharest — Romania: “Mister Mayor, do you have some spare minutes?…
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Event
September 4, 2018

Post-doctoral early career workshop – Methodological Issues and Emotional Labour in Co-Produced Research

This workshop is jointly organised by the Sheffield Methods Institute and the Urban Institute and the Jam and Justice Project (ESRC), with partners in Birmingham and Manchester Universities, as well as Mistra Urban Futures. It will take place on 4th and 5th December 2018 and is for…
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EventInfrastructure in Action Event
August 29, 2018

6th and 7th September 2018 – Speculative infrastructures and cities in-the-making

6th and 7th September, 2018 A workshop sponsored by Urban Geography journal + Urban Institute/SIID at the University of Sheffield Organisers: Paula Meth and Jonathan Silver with Beatrice De Carli, Tom Goodfellow, Philip Horn, Juan Miguel Kanai, Michele Lacione, Melanie Lombard, Victoria Okoye,…
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