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Richard Franey

August 4, 2020

Urban Institute September School

During September 2020 the Urban Institute is hosting a September School with our partners across the globe to deliver a series of workshops on interrelated sequential themes that address intellectual and political challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Free…
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June 8, 2020

The Urban Surrounds: from extinction to abolition.

 The first ‘Sheffield Urbanism’ Lecture Series The Urban Surrounds: From Extinction to Abolition” is a series which attempts to examine spaces and temporalities of urbanization from the viewpoints of abolitionist histories and sensibilities, and in ways that attempt to circumvent the…
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May 13, 2020

New article on energy access published in Springer Nature Energy

We are delighted to announce that Vanesa Castán Broto and Joshua Kirshner’s timely article on the importance of energy access in maintaining health during pandemics is now freely available in  Nature Energy. Energy plays a central role in responding to emergencies…
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May 6, 2020

The City in a Time of Social Distancing

An online seminar and roundtable discussion featuring Anna-Louise Milne (ULIP),  AbdouMaliq T Simone (The University of Sheffield) and Alan Latham (UCL). The event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Historical Sciences (IHSS) and The City Centre. It will be chaired by Simon Reid-Henry (QMUL). Thursday 14th May, 4pm. …
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February 13, 2020

Call for Applications: Critical Thinking and Writing for Urban Studies Researchers in Nigeria

The Urban Studies and Planning Department, University of Sheffield and the Centre for Housing and Sustainable development, University of Lagos invites applications from Nigerian researchers with research interests related to urban studies, based at a Nigerian university or research institution.…
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November 13, 2019

Contested Knowledges for Just Urban Futures

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:00 Channing Hall, 45 Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG For urban scholars to be committed to more just urban futures is not new; yet the conditions and contexts from and in which academics engage are constantly changing. From means concerning…
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November 13, 2019

Inaugural Urban Institutes Global Network Workshop

The Urban Institute attended the inaugural meeting of the Global Urban Network hosted by the School of Cities at the University of Toronto in October 2019. The workshop was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada…
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September 30, 2019

New SDG Policy Brief Published

We've just published a Policy Brief on localising the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This stems from the work we did in partnership with UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development, which involved convening a residential workshop for various UK and international…
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September 26, 2019

Climate change, uncertainty and the city: challenges and opportunities for transdisciplinary co-production and transformation

-- Professor Lyla Mehta. Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK;Visiting professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences A Realising Just Cities lecture The scale and impacts of climate change remain deeply uncertain. This is particularly true at the…
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