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December 12, 2018

Workshop with housing activists in Cluj, Romania (Antipode Award)

Blog post written by Michele Lancione  (Senior Research Fellow and Director of ECR Development) reflecting on the first workshop of the Antipode Scholar-Activists Award on 15.11.18. The first workshop of the Antipode Scholar-Activists Award managed by Michele Lancione (UI) together with…
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BlogEventNews
December 11, 2018

Call for Papers: Infrastructures, identities and the materialities of difference and belonging: CfP RC21 Delhi 2019

RC21 18-21 September 2019 Delhi Stream Title:  Infrastructures, identities and the materialities of difference and belonging in the city This stream will explore the sociality of infrastructure and invite debate about the ways infrastructure can be constitutive of practices and structures…
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December 10, 2018

Call for Papers: Dwelling in the interstices – modes of inhabitation and common life in the contemporary city

Call for abstracts for RC21
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BlogInfrastructure in Action
November 28, 2018

Speculative Infrastructures at the Urban Margins

Victoria Okoye reflects on her participation in a thought-provoking panel on engaging the ‘margins’ in the research process, organised and held at The University of Sheffield.
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November 16, 2018

Simon Marvin Inaugural Lecture: Does the outside matter anymore?

Does the outside matter anymore? Atmospheric Encapsulation, Artificial Nature, and Urban Climatic Control Wednesday 5th December at 17:30 in the Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) Register here: https://simonmarvin.eventbrite.co.uk Simon Marvin's Inaugural Lecture asks: if the outside…
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October 31, 2018

Maputo’s residents can now use gas. But dropping charcoal is proving hard

Article by Shaun Smith, Vanesa Castan Broto, and Domingos Augusto Macucule. Originally published via The Conversation 17th July 2018. Like many other men and women in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in…
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October 24, 2018

Urban Institute academic research to analyse climate action in smaller cities

An Urban Institute academic is to lead a major new research project which will analyse actions taken by smaller cities around the world to combat climate change. The population of the world is expected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050.…
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October 17, 2018

PODCAST – An interview with Sophie King on the process of researching urban poverty in Uganda

Hear Dr Sophie King, Research Fellow in the Urban Institute talk about her research into urban poverty in Uganda for ESID. In particular, Sophie looks at what shapes state vision, commitment and capacity for urban poverty reduction in Uganda, and…
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BlogNews
October 16, 2018

Craft metrics to value co-production: comment piece by Beth Perry published in Nature

To assess whether research is relevant to society, ask the stakeholders, say Beth Perry, Catherine Durose, and Liz Richardson. A comment piece co-authored by the Urban Institute's Beth Perry, with colleagues from the University's of Manchester and Birmingham has been…
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October 16, 2018

Whose Heritage Matters? New project announced from British Academy Sustainable Development Programme

We are pleased to announce that Sheffield University’s Urban Institute has been awarded funding, in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities (Cape Town, South Africa) and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Kisumu, Kenya) for a…
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