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Richard Franey

Life At The MarginsNews
December 8, 2021

New special issue of Society and Space

Congratulations to visiting researcher Professor Michele Lancione and Professor AbdouMaliq Simone on a new special issue. Society and Space examines “dwelling in liminality". In light of the relegation of the marginalized, impoverished, and racialized to both objects of extraction and purveyors of unforeseen potential,…
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COP26News
December 7, 2021

Sustainable Futures Symposium 2021

On 30th November 2021, Dr Linda Westman was invited to participate in a panel debate organised by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. Sustainable Futures Symposium 2021 Theme: ‘COP26: Turning rhetoric into action’ showcased multidisciplinary sustainability research across the University of…
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Event
December 1, 2021

Global Urbanisms: Regional Geographies of East and South

AbdouMaliq Simone Regions of Blackness Not so much territories inhabited by Black people or even necessarily configured in explicit way by racial capital, but rather the untoward implications of blackness coming into the urban world, and how extensive urbanization -…
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News
November 29, 2021

Whose Heritage Matters Final Report

The final reports for the British Academy / Mistra Urban Futures project Whose Heritage Matters are now available for free download. The central question for Whose Heritage Matters was whether, and if so how, cultural heritage could be mobilised to support more sustainable and…
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News
November 29, 2021

Co-production in local climate politics

A new policy brief has been published by Dr. Ryan Bellinson examining how the concept of co-production can be used as an approach to promote participative urban climate policy development. This policy brief draws on his recent PhD research that was supervised…
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EventNews
November 22, 2021

Citizen participation in planning: from the neighbourhood to the city

On 24th November 2021 at 2pm (GMT) the Urban Institutes Professor of Climate Urbanism, Vanesa Castán Broto, will participate in an expert panel at on online event organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development. Citizen participation in planning: from the neighbourhood…
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News
November 19, 2021

We are hiring – join our team!

Are you interested in working on a project investigating the role of infrastructure in the urbanisation process? We are seeking applications from experienced, motivated individuals able to work in a research team toward addressing the geography of infrastructure corridors and…
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COP26News
November 17, 2021

Thoughts on the COP26 – interview for BBC Breakfast Radio

As discussions continued for the second week at COP26 about how best to tackle climate change and save our planet, conference attendee Dr Linda Westman, was interviewed on 12th November 2021 by Toby Foster for BBC Radio on her thoughts on COP26. Linda…
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COP26News
November 17, 2021

Professor Castán Broto’s briefing on Just Climate Adaptation supports Cities Day  

On 11th November 2021 the COP26 came to an end with a crucial discussion on the importance of cities in the climate agenda. The British Academy marked the event by publishing three briefings that examine how cities and urban communities can respond effectively to…
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COP26News
November 15, 2021

Paper published in a new special issue on urban impacts of climate change

Congratulations to Professor Castán Broto, Dr Linda Westman and Dr Ping Huang on their new paper published in a special issue. “Urban impacts of climate change", a special issue of the e open-access Journal of the British Academy, is part of a series of issues aiming to make new…
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