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August 28, 2018

Airbnb and the short-term rental revolution – how English cities are suffering

Written by Jonathan Silver, Leverhulme ECR Fellow at The University of Sheffield. This article was originally published on The Conversation on August 23, 2018. The short-term rental market has ballooned in recent years. According to the Residential Landlords Association, Airbnb listings…
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Infrastructure in Action
June 5, 2018

Special Issue: Energy Research and Social Science

A special issue of Energy Research and Social Science that focuses on Spatial Adventures in Energy Studies: Emerging Geographies of Energy Production and Use has just been published. The essays in this special issue have been guest edited by Vanesa…
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Infrastructure in Action
May 23, 2018

Hybrid networks, everyday life and social control: Electricity access in urban Kenya

A new article has been published, authored by Dr Shaun Smith, a Research Associate at the Urban Institute. 'Hybrid networks, everyday life and social control: Electricity access in urban Kenya' examines electricity access in Kisumu and Kitale, Kenya, through the…
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Infrastructure in Action
May 8, 2018

Sustainable Energy Access In Mozambique

SEA-Mozambique (‘Sustainable Energy Access’) is a research project funded by the Sustainable Development Programme of the British Academy. SEA-Mozambique examines the multiple challenges that affect energy access in Mozambique. Mozambique faces some of the worse level of energy access in the…
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Infrastructure in Action
April 24, 2018

Invitation to Heterogeneous Infrastructures in African Cities workshop in Kampala

The Urban Institute is involved in this exciting workshop on infrastructure and African cities. More information is available below. As part of broader efforts to develop regional learning across the continent, the Situated Urban Political Ecology Collective and Urban Action…
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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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Infrastructure in Action
November 29, 2017

Energy access in the urbanisation age

This blog was written by Vanesa Castan Broto, describing two new papers published in Nature Energy. “If you can read this, you’re not affected,” says Vincent Moller, from SPARC (Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres, India). He is speaking…
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Infrastructure in Action
June 7, 2017

IJURR Author Meets Critics series

Jonathan Silver participated in the 'Authors Meet Critics' series run by the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) and the Studies in Urban and Social Change book series published by Wiley-Blackwell. Joining 20 worldwide participants through an online…
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Infrastructure in Action
February 23, 2017

Book review: Participatory planning for climate compatible development in Maputo, Mozambique

This book is accessible in the best sense of the term and yet offers complex ideas and challenges to traditional planning norms that have shaped a geography of vulnerability across Maputo, says Jonathan Silver. The climate crisis is not an…
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Infrastructure in Action
February 13, 2017

New paper published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers journal

How might we conceptualise and research everyday urbanism? This is the question Jonathan Silver from the Urban Institute along with Colin McFarlane at Durham University have responded to in a new paper in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers based on work in Kampala,…
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