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Co-producing Urbanisms
April 16, 2018

Mistra Urban Futures Annual Report 2017 Published

We are pleased to announce that the Mistra Urban Futures 2017 annual report is now published. Last year was extremely productive as the Sheffield-Manchester Platform began working with colleagues in Cape Town, Gothenburg, Kisumu, Skåne and Stockholm to launch our comparative research projects to compare the processes and experiences of different platforms in…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
April 9, 2018

New Working Paper Published

Sophie King and Peter Kasaija have recently published a new working paper for the Effective States and Inclusive Development research centre (ESID) entitled State-movement partnership in Uganda: Co-producing an enabling environment for urban poverty reduction? An increasing body of knowledge is…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
April 4, 2018

New Festivals Report Published

​Festivals are international cultural practices, taking plural forms and expressions across the world. They offer an empirical lens to enrich our understanding about how tangible and intangible cultural heritage combine, collide, conflict and cohere. Festivals are a spatially and temporally…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
February 12, 2018

New Municipalism – (Re)Claiming Democracy

Municipalism has been the magic buzzword in debates about new urban movements and the democratization of politics. In Europe it is currently associated especially with cities in Spain, the most prominent Barcelona, where the citizens platform Barcelona en Comú is…
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BlogCo-producing Urbanisms
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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