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December 10, 2018

Urban Institute and Department of Urban Studies and Planning set up ECRs Support network

The Urban Studies Early Career Researchers (ECRs) Support Network has recently been set up in order to support ECRs working in the broad field of Urban Studies at Sheffield. A joint initiative by the Urban Institute and the Department of Urban Studies…
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Controlled EnvironmentsControlled Environments EventEventNews
November 16, 2018

Simon Marvin Inaugural Lecture: Does the outside matter anymore?

Does the outside matter anymore? Atmospheric Encapsulation, Artificial Nature, and Urban Climatic Control Wednesday 5th December at 17:30 in the Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) Register here: https://simonmarvin.eventbrite.co.uk Simon Marvin's Inaugural Lecture asks: if the outside…
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Climate UrbanismNews
November 2, 2018

Vanesa Castan-Broto publishes paper exploring the notion of the ‘green’ city

Vanesa Castán Broto critiques sustainable development agendas that approach green cities as merely engines of economic growth.
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Climate UrbanismNews
October 24, 2018

Urban Institute academic research to analyse climate action in smaller cities

An Urban Institute academic is to lead a major new research project which will analyse actions taken by smaller cities around the world to combat climate change. The population of the world is expected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050.…
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Co-producing UrbanismsNews
October 16, 2018

Craft metrics to value co-production: comment piece by Beth Perry published in Nature

To assess whether research is relevant to society, ask the stakeholders, say Beth Perry, Catherine Durose, and Liz Richardson. A comment piece co-authored by the Urban Institute's Beth Perry, with colleagues from the University's of Manchester and Birmingham has been…
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Co-producing UrbanismsNews
October 16, 2018

Whose Heritage Matters? New project announced from British Academy Sustainable Development Programme

We are pleased to announce that Sheffield University’s Urban Institute has been awarded funding, in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities (Cape Town, South Africa) and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Kisumu, Kenya) for a…
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Co-producing UrbanismsNewsUncategorized
June 15, 2018

Urban Institute Joins the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy

We’re pleased to announce that the Urban Institute have now joined the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (IOPD) network as a collaborating member. The IOPD is a network of more than 800 cities (91 countries), that want to know, exchange and apply…
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GeneralNews
June 14, 2018

Urban Institute article commended by Urban Studies journal

Nick Taylor Buck and Aidan While were recently informed that their paper “Competitive urbanism and the limits to smart city innovation: The UK Future Cities initiative”, which was published in Urban Studies in February 2017 (Vol 54/2), reached the final…
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Infrastructure in ActionNews
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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