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September 20, 2021

Global Urbanism Book edited by our visiting Prof Michele Lancione + colleagues by features writing from our team

Global Urbanism is an experimental examination of how urban scholars and activists make sense of, and act upon, the foundational relationship between the ‘global’ and the ‘urban’. What does it mean to say that we live in a global-urban moment, and…
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September 20, 2021

New debates paper on the importance of the urban transition

Our Associate Researcher Dr Tom Goodfellow and his colleague have published a new discussion paper “On the conditions of ‘late urbanisation’ in the journal of Urban Studies. The paper argues that we are living through a global urban transition, but the timing…
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September 17, 2021

CESET and the Transforming Energy Access Learning Partnership

The CESET team met for their first meeting following the UK summer holidays. The focus of the meeting was on energy learning East Africa. To support the development of CESET’s Regional Energy Learning Alliance, we were delighted to welcome guest presenter Guy Cunliffe…
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September 17, 2021

Urban Institute @ the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2021

Urban Institute colleagues participated in a range of sessions at this year's Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 31 August to 3 September 2021. The international conference brought together hundreds of academics and researchers from around the world to focus on the theme of borders, borderlands and bordering. Jon Silver,  Vanesa Castan Broto,  AbdouMaliq Simone,…
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September 17, 2021

UI members shortlisted for an Early Career Innovation Award

Congratulations to Dr Ping Huang and Dr Linda Westman for being shortlisted for an Early Career Innovation Award for their work for the LO-ACT project. In their statement “A culture led approach to understanding energy transitions in China: The correlative epistemology” Ping and…
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September 16, 2021

Cacopolis Now – What does the pandemic mean for the Alpha City?

(Photograph by Alan Silvester) Our Research Associate Professor Rowland Atkinson reflects on the urgent changes necessary for the city to become a fairer and better place for all in a new blog for Verso Books, publisher of his book Alpha…
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September 16, 2021

New article on how a water pipeline has shaped urbanisation and contemporary urban life

Prof Vanesa Castán Broto, Dr Hita Unnikrishnan and their colleague H.S.Sudhira have recently published an article “Walk the Pipeline: Urban Infrastructure Landscapes in Bengaluru’s Long Twentieth Century” in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Walking reveals how urban…
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Paradox of informal Urban
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September 15, 2021

UI participation in The Paradox of Informal Urbanism seminar series

Prof Maliq Simone was invited to participate in The Paradox of Informal Urbanism seminar series hosted by the Informal Urbanism Research Hub in Melbourne. Maliq presented the first in the series on the 'The Urban Extensions: Volatile simultaneities of spatial…
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Mobilization and Advocacy in Massive Urbanization Contexts
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September 15, 2021

Podcast on ‘Mobilization and Advocacy in Massive Urbanization Contexts’

Prof MaliqSimone recently moderated a podcast on 'Mobilization and Advocacy in Massive Urbanization Contexts' as part of the Urban Political series. In this episode, Maliq invites the four urban thinkers to reflect on Delhi, Karachi, Lagos and Manila by addressing…
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September 14, 2021

The Urban Climate Finance Network 2021-2022 Masterclass Series

Thinking relationally about cities, finance and climate action. Deadline for expression of interest: Sept. 30th 2021 This masterclass series is part of the Urban Climate Finance Network work programme on ‘Decentering Urban Climate Finance.’ Supported by the Urban Studies Foundation,…
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