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May 11, 2017

20 June 2017 – African cities in a changing development context: ‘new donors’, investment and urban transformation

Location: Africa Research Institute, 55 Tufton St, Westminster, London SW1P 3QL Africa’s urban transition is throwing up new challenges for international development assistance. Yet, at the same time, ‘non-traditional’ development partners are creating unprecedented opportunities for urban Africa. Older donors…
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September 17, 2016

4 April 2017 – Precarious infrastructures: Territorial transformation, geopolitics and globalisation

Date: Tuesday 4 April, 2017 Location: University of Massachusetts, Boston. A roundtable talk on the historic legacy and future impacts of infrastructure in (re)shaping globaisation in turbulent times. Organised by Alan Wiig, University of Massachusetts, Boston Community Development Program and…
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Controlled Environments EventPast events
September 16, 2016

24 May 2017 – Volumetric Urbanism: Charting new urban divisions Public Lecture

Date: 5:30pm, 24th May 2017 Venue: Lecture theatre 3, The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD In major cities around the world, councils and governments are faced with the problem and possibilities of ‘volume’: the stacking and moving of…
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Controlled Environments EventPast events
September 15, 2016

24-26 May 2017 – ‘Volumetric Urbanism: Charting new urban divisions’, An International Workshop

An International Workshop University of Sheffield and University of Western Sydney Sheffield, United Kingdom, 24-26th May 2017. Organisers: Simon Marvin, Urban Institute, Rowland Atkinson, Inclusive Societies at the University of Sheffield and Donald McNeill, Institute for Culture and Society, Western…
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Past events
September 12, 2016

7 February 2017 -Scenarios of Climate Change: Energy Futures and Urban Humans

The Scenarios of Climate Change research network is exploring how society understands and imagines climate-changed futures. Scenarios are a common method for getting a better grip on the future. Many strands of climate research and action deal with uncertain futures…
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September 11, 2016

27 January 2017 – ‘Urban Living Labs- Experience, Learning and Lessons’ National policy workshop

National policy makers and researchers examine the comparative experiences of the ESRC funded Urban Living Labs in European cities project to learning the critical lessons for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of urban experimentation in the UK context. More details…
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September 10, 2016

21 November 2016 – ‘Resource Futures for Sustainable Urbanisation (REFURB)’ International workshop

REFURB uses EPSRC support to bring together eight leading specialists in urban metabolism with representatives from 6 cities and the UNEP for a 3 day workshop, to examine the research and societal challenge of sustainably resourcing future urbanisation. More details…
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Past events
September 9, 2016

9 November 2016 – UI Public Launch – ‘Imagining and Transforming Cities’

Our towns and cities need not have developed in the ways that they have. Brave utopian ideals often underpin how urban environments are built and operate. However these ambitions commonly reflect the powerful, prioritise technical solutions over experience, and frequently…
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Past events
September 8, 2016

8 November 2016 – The emerging ecosystem of Urban Automation: Towards a Research Agenda

Sheffield Robotics & the Urban Institute research seminar. Tuesday 8 November 2016, 2pm. University of Sheffield, Jessop West, Room 8. Simon Marvin, Aidan While & Rachel Macrorie. Innovation in automated systems and digital technologies creates challenges and opportunities for cities. Frontiers of…
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