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Co-producing Urbanisms

Co-producing Urbanisms
October 24, 2016

Co-production in Action: Towards Realising Just Cities

In September 2016 the Urban Institute, in partnership with the Sheffield Methods Institute, became the lead host for the UK’s participation in the international Mistra Urban Futures centre. Mistra Urban Futures is committed to sustainable urbanisation through co-producing knowledge in…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
September 29, 2016

UI at Royal Geographical Society’s Annual International Conference

Between 31st August and 2nd September the Urban Institute took part in no less than four sessions at the Royal Geographical Society’s Annual International Conference. Dr. Rachel Macrorie chaired an RGS-IBG convened session on ‘Urban Spaces (2): Planning, Modelling & Development’,…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
September 26, 2016

‘Interfacing Infrastructures in Cities: Politics and Spatialities of the Urban Nexus’ workshop

Dr Rachel Macrorie recently participated in a four-day workshop entitled 'Interfacing Infrastructures in Cities: Politics and Spatialities of the Urban Nexus', which was jointly organised by Prof. Jochen Monstad (University of Utrecht, NL) and Prof. Oliver Coutard (LATTS, University Paris-Est,…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
September 9, 2016

Urban Institute hosts INCUT’s final network meeting

From 5th-7th September 2016, The Urban Institute hosted a group of urban scholars from Hong Kong, Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, India and the UK, in the final meeting of the INCUT network (ESRC-funded International Network on Low Carbon Urban Transitions),…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
July 17, 2016

The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change

The total area covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next 40 years – eating up farmland and threatening the planet’s sustainability. Ahead of the latest Urban Age conference, Mark Swilling, visiting Professor from Stellenbosch University, says…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
July 15, 2016

New UI Journal Paper on ‘Urban Retrofitting’

A New UI paper on The mutual construction of urban retrofit and scale: Governing ON, IN and WITH in Greater Manchester by Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin has been published in early view in Environment and Planning C. The paper…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
July 12, 2016

New UI Journal Paper ‘Urban Control Rooms’

A new UI paper ‘The maintenance of urban circulation: An operational logic of infrastructural control’ by Andres Luque-Ayala and Simon Marvin is available at early view at the Environment and Planning D website. The paper examines the increased visibility of…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
July 6, 2016

New UI book chapter on ‘Volumetric Urbanism’

UI’s work on Volumetric Urbanism has just been published in Beyond the Networked City Infrastructure reconfigurations and urban change in the North and South Edited by Olivier Coutard, Jonathan Rutherford and published by Routledge in 2016. The book argues that…
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Co-producing UrbanismsUrban Automation
July 1, 2016

UI keynote at ‘Disclosing Sustainability: the transformative power of transparency?’ conference

UI Keynote on ‘Urban Control in a Turbulent Atmosphere’ for Dutch Conference on Disclosing Sustainability: the transformative power of transparency? The ENP (Environmental Policy Group) is a social scientific environmental research group working at Wageningen University and with Earth System…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
June 28, 2016

UI Director Joins Strategic Advisory Board of JPI-Urban Europe

The Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe was set up in 2010 to strengthen European research and innovation in the field of urban development. It aims to make better use of European public Research, Development & Innovation resources and to tackle…
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