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Lucy Dunning

General
August 15, 2018

What role will UK trade unions play on climate change?

By Jennifer Patient, a PhD student working on the Realising Just Cities Project with The Urban Insitute. This post originally appeared on the Realising Just Cities project website on 11th July 2018. “Trade unions hear different stories - about climate change…
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General
August 9, 2018

Welcoming new staff!

The Urban Institute are delighted to welcome three new members to the team. Charlie Spring and Kristina Diprose are both research associates working at the Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform funded by Mistra Urban Futures. Charlie will support the Self Organising Action…
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Co-producing Urbanisms
August 7, 2018

“With savings we can do wonders”: a Manchester-Muungano exchange

In June 2018, six Greater Manchester residents went on a learning exchange visit to Muungano Wa Wanavijiji (the Kenyan Slum Dwellers Federation) in Nairobi as part of the Realising Just Cities project: ‘Community-led organising: Seeing the inner city from the…
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Event
August 2, 2018

3 September 2018 – City Data Commons and Ethical Standards for Digital Transformation

Where: ICOSS conference room, 5:30 -7:00pm Speaker: Francesca Bria is the Digital Innovation Commissioner of Barcelona, Spain Barcelona City Council has created an Office for Technology and Digital Innovation that Bria leads, showing a firm belief in the importance of data…
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BlogUrban Automation
July 12, 2018

Three ‘living labs’ which show how autonomous robots are changing cities

This blog was written by Rachel Macrorie and originally appeared in The Conversation on 12 July 2018. Ready or not, autonomous robots are leaving laboratories to be tested in real-world contexts. With more and more people living in cities, these technologies…
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BlogUrban Automation
July 10, 2018

Automating the City & Urbanising Automation: Four priorities to shape the expansion of robotics and autonomous systems in our everyday lives.

Ready or not, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) are rapidly moving outside of laboratories and factories to be tested in the real-world contexts of everyday cities around the globe.  There are significant opportunities for technologists and receptive cities to work together…
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General
July 3, 2018

Jam and Justice – new coproduced ARC projects

Jam and Justice is a three-year research project funded by the ESRC that aims to test and learn about more participatory methods for urban decision-making. We want to seize the opportunity to make devolution matter in Greater Manchester by creating spaces…
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GeneralUncategorized
June 26, 2018

White Paper on Robotics, Automation and the City launched in Liverpool

In-depth reports and recommendations on key robotics sectors released as part of UK Robotics Week (21st – 29th June 2018) On the 20th July the Urban Institute's White Paper on 'Urban Robotics and Automation' was formally launched as a key…
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Blog
June 20, 2018

India’s colonial legacy almost caused Bangalore to run out of water

This post was written by Hita Unnikrishnan, Harini Nagendra and Vanesa Castán Broto, and originally appeared in The Conversation on 20 June 2018. On hot summer days in Bangalore, India, it is common to see public water taps on roadsides hissing and…
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General
June 19, 2018

The Lost Lakes of Bangalore

This post is from Harini Nagendra and Hita Unnikrishnan, a Newton International Fellow working with The Urban Institute, and originally appeared in Arcadia, Spring 2018, no. 13 - Arcadia Collection: Water Histories   Bangalore has a history of continuous urban settlement going back…
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