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November 22, 2021

Citizen participation in planning: from the neighbourhood to the city

On 24th November 2021 at 2pm (GMT) the Urban Institutes Professor of Climate Urbanism, Vanesa Castán Broto, will participate in an expert panel at on online event organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development. Citizen participation in planning: from the neighbourhood…
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November 19, 2021

We are hiring – join our team!

Are you interested in working on a project investigating the role of infrastructure in the urbanisation process? We are seeking applications from experienced, motivated individuals able to work in a research team toward addressing the geography of infrastructure corridors and…
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COP26News
November 17, 2021

Thoughts on the COP26 – interview for BBC Breakfast Radio

As discussions continued for the second week at COP26 about how best to tackle climate change and save our planet, conference attendee Dr Linda Westman, was interviewed on 12th November 2021 by Toby Foster for BBC Radio on her thoughts on COP26. Linda…
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COP26News
November 17, 2021

Professor Castán Broto’s briefing on Just Climate Adaptation supports Cities Day  

On 11th November 2021 the COP26 came to an end with a crucial discussion on the importance of cities in the climate agenda. The British Academy marked the event by publishing three briefings that examine how cities and urban communities can respond effectively to…
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COP26News
November 15, 2021

Paper published in a new special issue on urban impacts of climate change

Congratulations to Professor Castán Broto, Dr Linda Westman and Dr Ping Huang on their new paper published in a special issue. “Urban impacts of climate change", a special issue of the e open-access Journal of the British Academy, is part of a series of issues aiming to make new…
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News
November 15, 2021

New Associate Researcher Tanzil Shafique joins the UI team!

The Urban Institute is delighted to welcome Tanzil Shafique as a new Associate Researcher. Tanzin joined the Sheffield School of Architecture as a Lecturer in 2021. He completed his Ph.D. at the Melbourne School of Design where he also taught…
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November 12, 2021

Excellent new briefing “Just Climate Adaptation In Cities”

Congratulations to the UI’s Professor of Climate Urbanism Vanesa Castán Broto on the recent publication for The British Academy – “Just Climate Adaptation In Cities: Reflections For An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda. The briefing focuses on three critical points for understanding what just…
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News
November 12, 2021

New book coming in 2022: The Surrounds Urban Life within and beyond Capture

We are excited to announce the publication of Professor AbdouMaliq Simone new book “The Surrounds Urban Life within and beyond Capture“ published by Duke Press next year! In The Surrounds our renowned urbanist Maliq offers a new theorization of the interface of…
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Climate UrbanismNews
November 12, 2021

New BA Grant: Just Transitions on the Ground: Ecological Civilization in Urban China?

Huge congratulations to our climate urbanism team members Ping Huang and Linda Westman for securing a new research grant with the British Academy - Just Transitions on the Ground: Ecological Civilization in Urban China? Addressing the challenge of anthropogenic climate change entails a global…
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News
November 12, 2021

Newcastle’s Saudi Takeover Is Just the Latest Chapter in Football Capitalism

Jon Silver has recently written an article for Tribune that highlights how the sale of Newcastle United Football Club to the Saudi-backed Public Investment Fund (PIF) may be viewed as more than another take-over that has characterised the Premier League in…
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