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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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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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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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Infrastructure in Action
February 1, 2017

HICCUP workshop in Kampala

The second HICCUP (Heterogenous Infrastructures of Cities in Uganda Project: Thinking Infrastructure with the South) workshop took place in Kampala in January, with Jonathan Silver from the Urban Institute working with students and the research team to develop the next…
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Infrastructure in Action
November 9, 2016

New urban studies paper: Powering Africa’s urban revolution

The pace of change in some sub-Saharan African towns and cities is relentless. In Lagos thousands of people arrive everyday to establish new lives, economic opportunities and social connections. Many of these new arrivals will find space in the informal…
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Infrastructure in Action
November 9, 2016

African urbanisms events in Germany

At the end of October, Dr Jonathan Silver travelled to Germany where he taught a class at Kassel University’s ‘Disordering African cities’ research group before attending the ‘Inhabiting the Corridor’ workshop at the Max Plank Institute in Gottingen. Organised by…
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