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February 20, 2018

CITY MATERIALS, URBAN DIMENSIONS – The Institute for Culture and Society & the Urban Institute call for papers

The Institute for Culture and Society & the Urban Institute call for papers at the NZGS/IAG CONFERENCE There is a growing literature which grapples with the materiality of levels, surfaces, and dimensions within cities, and the theoretical possibilities and challenges…
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February 16, 2018

Urban Automation & Robotics workshop in Cape Town

The Urban Institute and University of Cape Town teams had a great and productive kick-off workshop in Cape Town 6 - 7 February. The project team from UI and African Centre for Cities (ACC) met in the 2-day workshop, which…
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February 2, 2018

Joint Publication Launch

We are delighted to announce that the joint publication launch of the Sheffield Methods Institute and Urban Institute was a great success. Professors Tim May, Beth Perry and Simon Marvin were joined on Tuesday 30th January at the University of…
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January 16, 2018

Italian community screenings of A inceput ploaia/It started raining

Several activist groups and communities concerned with the right to housing in Italy have organised screening of Michele Lancione’s documentary ‘A inceput ploaia/It started raining’ in the peninsula. One of the aims of this film is precisely that of being…
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January 16, 2018

Networks of alternative economies in Buenos Aires; markets as spaces of contestation

We are pleased to announce that Dr Victoria Habermehl has co-written a chapter entitled “Networks of alternative economies in Buenos Aires; markets as spaces of contestation” with Nela Lena Gallardo Araya and María Ximena Arqueros. This has been published in…
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GeneralInfrastructure in Action
December 14, 2017

Urban Studies new paper: Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations

Jonathan Silver, alongside research collaborators Mary Lawhon, David Nilsson, Henrik Ernstson and Shuaib Lwasa on the HICCUP project have published an open access paper in the journal Urban Studies. In 'Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations' case examples are used from…
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December 13, 2017

New paper published in Housing Studies

Housing Studies has published a paper that Michele Lancione from the Urban Institute co-authored with two Italian colleagues, Alice Stefanizzi and Marta Gaboardi. The paper is entitled: 'Passive adaptation or active engagement? The challenges of Housing First internationally and in the Italian case.' In…
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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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November 15, 2017

Seeing like a City by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift

This book review was written by Michele Lancione, Senior Research Fellow, and originally appeared in Society and Space.   There is Nothing Like the City Published fifteen years after Cities: Reimagining the Urban, Seeing Like a City, is a testament to the…
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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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