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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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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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