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April 2, 2018

New paper: Constructing a universal logic of urban control?

New paper from Seth Schindler & Simon Marvin, Constructing a universal logic of urban control? International standards for city data, management, and interoperability. Cities are increasingly understood as systems that can be managed and transformed through scientific methods of data analysis and automated response.…
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General
March 26, 2018

Launch of new report on big capital and housing in Greater Manchester

A public event this week launched a new report by Jonathan Silver on housing financialisation in Greater Manchester drawing attention to the transformation of the city-region over the last few years as big capital has prompted thousands of new housing…
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General
March 19, 2018

New job opportunity!

We have an exciting opportunity in the Urban Institute for a social science researcher with experience in working with communities to achieve more progressive and sustainable cities. You will join an interdisciplinary team in the ‘Realising Just Cities’ programme, a…
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Blog
March 8, 2018

From Pulley to Pipe: The Decline of the Wells of Bangalore

This post was written by Harini Nagendra and Hita Unnikrishnan, a Newton International Fellow working with The Urban Institute. It originally appeared in Arcadia, Spring 2018, no. 5   Large-scale urbanization is particularly evident in the developing Global South—for example, in…
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Controlled EnvironmentsGeneral
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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General
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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GeneralUncategorized
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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General
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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General
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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