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November 22, 2017

Participatory Cities and Urban Justice

This blog was written by Prof Beth Perry and originally appeared on the Mistra Urban Future website. Whilst a lot of attention has been paid to the Urban Sustainable Development Goal 11, with its focus on substantive issues such as…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
October 27, 2017

A mysterious death in Argentina calls attention to indigenous land struggles

This article was written by Victoria Habermehl, Nick Clare and Liz Mason-Deese and originally appeared on The Conversation. Victoria is a Research Associate on the ESRC ‘Whose Knowledge matters?’ project and is part of the Mistra Urban Futures network. She has…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
October 4, 2017

When you get a front door, remember to leave it open

Sophie King is a Research Fellow. You can follow her on twitter @sophiedking. This piece also draws on the voices of Mums Mart, Lower Broughton Life, and members of the South African Alliance. The Manchester-South Africa exchange is co-funded by the Realising Just…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
September 22, 2017

Urban Living Labs Handbook

There is a growing trend to involve citizens in city development, to make urban areas more sustainable and livable. The urban living labs approach offers a way to foster new collaborative, trans-disciplinary ways of thinking in urban planning and development,…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
September 22, 2017

Welcoming the first cohort of PhD students!

As part of our Co-Producing Urbanisms research theme, the Mistra Urban Futures project welcomes the first cohort of PhD students! Three new PhD students have now been recruited to join the Sheffield-Manchester platform. Led by Professors Tim May (Sheffield Methods…
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BlogCo-producing Urbanisms
September 13, 2017

Fearless Cities: the new urban movements

A wave of new municipalist movements has been experimenting with how to take – and transform – power in cities large and small. Bertie Russell and Oscar Reyes report on the growing success of radical urban politics around the world. This blog post originally appeared on…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
July 5, 2017

Cultural Heritage and the Just City

The New Urban Agenda, signed in Quito Ecuador in 2016, calls for a broad and holistic understanding of the strategies and approaches needed to develop more sustainable urban transformations.  Importantly, it appears to correct a cultural-blindness in sustainable development policies…
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BlogCo-producing Urbanisms
June 21, 2017

Coproducing Urban Transformations Keynote in Finland

Professor Beth Perry has given a keynote lecture at the University of Helsinki’s Pathways to Sustainability Transformations event. The event was organised as the first Sustainable Science Day of the new Helsinki Sustainability Science Centre (HELSUS). Held in the Great…
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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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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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