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September 27, 2017

Global Urban Justice @RC21

How does citizen participation challenge or reinforce power relations in urban governance? What might an urban politics look like which values dissent as well as consensus? How can we contribute to realising global urban justice through critical methodologies? These were…
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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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BlogUrban Humans
September 8, 2017

Wall Street landlords are chasing the American dream – here’s what it means for families

This blog was written by Desiree Fields (currently on secondment to the Urban Institute), Alex Schafran & Zac Taylor (University of Leeds). It first appeared in The Conversation. Owning a family home in the suburbs has been a cornerstone of…
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BlogControlled Environments
July 19, 2017

Artificial environments are turning the world outside in, but that’s no way to save the planet

This blog post was written by Simon Marvin and Jonathan Rutherford and originally appeared in The Conversation. When meltwater breached the global seed bank near Svalbard in May, after unusually warm weather, it served as a stark reminder of the need to…
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June 28, 2017

PhD studentship vacancy – Realising Just Cities: Communication, Engagement and Environmental Governance in Greater Manchester

One fully-funded PhD studentship available for an outstanding candidate to join the ‘Realising Just Cities’ programme for Mistra Urban Futures UK, hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. Project description We invite applications for an outstanding candidate…
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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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June 14, 2017

New book review: Cotton and the race across the Atlantic

This book review was originally posted on the LSE website. According to Jonathan Silver, Cotton and Race Across the Atlantic: Britain, Africa and America 1900-1920 makes a significant contribution to the global history of cotton and our understandings about the…
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January 24, 2017

Book Review – Congo’s Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty by Theodore Trefon

Jonathan Silver says Congo’s Environmental Paradox by Theodore Trefon might prompt consideration about how we value Congo’s contribution to the world. In Congo’s Environmental Paradox; Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty, Theodore Trefon has written an important book…
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January 19, 2017

The Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform welcomes new Research Fellows

We are delighted to welcome two new Research Fellows as part of the Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform (SMLIP). Nick and Sophie will job-share to coordinate the Realising Just Cities programme of work and the design, delivery and evaluation of co-production…
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August 24, 2016

We’re recruiting!

The Urban Institute is growing! We have two new vacancies, closing on 26.09.2016: We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on a prestigious three-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The project…
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