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Co-producing UrbanismsGeneral
May 24, 2018

Job Opportunity: Research Impact Officer

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Research Impact Officer (80% FTE) on a 9 month contract to join a research team working on the project, Jam and Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation. You will work under guidance…
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General
May 5, 2018

Difficult doings: investigating the challenging practice of sustainable urban development

Hita Unnikrishnan, a Newton International Fellow, recently attending a workshop: 'Difficult doings: investigating the challenging practice of sustainable urban development' at Clare College Conferencing, Cambridge. This workshop was organized by KTH- Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and The University of Cambridge,…
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General
April 23, 2018

Our favourite cities – by four urban planners

Prof Vanesa Castan Broto, along with 3 other urban planners, describe their favourite cities. This post originally appeared in The Conversation. More and more people are moving into cities. As growing populations place pressure on urban housing, infrastructure and transport systems,…
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General
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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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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