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A McCloskey

OpinionOpinion - Coproducing Urbanisms
August 21, 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures

Cities all over the world are facing major crises – from failing services and mounting inequalities, to climate emergencies. And arts and culture have a surprisingly critical role in tackling these kind of urban challenges. Festivals create exciting spaces to experience art, music, culture and…
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Event
August 21, 2019

Financing infrastructure in cities of the global South – 17 October 2019

Liza Rose Cirolia, Tom Goodfellow and Jonathan Silver present Financing infrastructure in cities of the global South, a full-day workshop on 17 October 2019 at the Urban Institute (The University of Sheffield, UK).  The ‘infrastructure turn’ within Urban Studies has resulted in growing scholarly attention on…
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OpinionOpinion - Coproducing Urbanisms
July 29, 2019

How social innovation can support citizen participation

Beth Perry, Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson reflect on the findings of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective in Greater Manchester and discuss how social innovation can support citizen participation. This article was originally published on Open Access Government.…
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Co-producing UrbanismsNews
July 24, 2019

UK cities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Blog by Dr Kristina Diprose, Research Associate, Localising the Sustainable Development Goals In June, representatives from a number of UK local authorities, city regions and civil society came together for a workshop on Localising the Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop, co-organised…
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Co-producing UrbanismsNewsOpinion - Coproducing Urbanisms
July 23, 2019

Putting people first: Why citizens are the lynchpin to achieving urban climate action

Blog post by Ryan Bellinson, PhD student. I, like most other researchers, am passionate about the topics I investigate. So when I was recently presented with an opportunity to participate in a TV programme, I was quite excited to share…
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Climate Urbanism EventEvent
July 23, 2019

Co-Producing Climate Urbanism: Learning From Experience – 5 September 2019

Date And Time Thu, 5 September 2019 17:00 – 19:00 BST Location Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, Conference Room 219 Portobello Sheffield S1 4DP Climate change is increasingly being recognised as an emergency. Sheffield and Manchester have both declared…
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Event
July 10, 2019

The Realising Just Cities 2019 Annual Conference: Lessons, Impacts and Outcomes – 15 October 2019

The rapidly growing number of people moving into cities all over the world presents a challenge of unprecedented size. It is crucial to find ways to make urbanisation a source for wealth, health and sustainability – which is shared. Mistra…
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General
June 28, 2017

PhD studentship vacancy – Realising Just Cities: Communication, Engagement and Environmental Governance in Greater Manchester

One fully-funded PhD studentship available for an outstanding candidate to join the ‘Realising Just Cities’ programme for Mistra Urban Futures UK, hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. Project description We invite applications for an outstanding candidate…
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Urban Automation
March 2, 2016

UI joins three-year international research and practice network on smart cities and grids

The UI has been invited to join a three-year international research and practice network on smart cities and grids. Based on recent interest in research and practice on the issues of ‘smart grids’ and ‘smart cities’, the objective of the…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
March 2, 2016

UI co-edits new book on retrofit cities

Simon Marvin's latest book 'Retrofitting Cities: Priorities, Governance and Experimentation' co-edited with Mike Hodson, comparatively explores how urban scale retrofitting can be conceptualised as a socio-technical transition. The book critically compares and contrasts different national styles of response in cities…
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