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Richard Franey

Infrastructure in ActionNews
July 27, 2021

New report on The Political Economy of Public Transport in Greater Kampala

Tom Goodfellow and his colleague have recently published a report on the political economy of transport in Kampala. Kampala and surrounding municipalities are struggling under the strain of gridlocked traffic, rising traffic fatalities, and recurrent political conflicts over the future direction…
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Climate UrbanismNews
July 21, 2021

Congratulations to Vanesa on the AXA Award for Climate Change

We are delighted to announce that Vanesa has been awarded a AXA Award for her contributions to Climate Change. Vanesa is one of only four outstanding scientists selected by the AXA Research Fund’s independent Scientific Board for her ground-breaking work in the field of climate change.…
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Climate UrbanismNews
July 20, 2021

New briefing: From Asking Why to Thinking How: Emerging Challenges for Urban Climate Action

Vanesa Castán Broto and Linda Westman have recently published a briefing as part of The British Academy's COP26 Briefings Series aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our disciplines in understanding the complex human and social dimensions to environmental challenges and their solutions. The briefing "From…
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NewsUrban Humans
July 19, 2021

The Urban Popular Economy Launch Urban Glossary Project

We are excited to announce that a new initiative between the Urban Institute and Consejo Latinamericano Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) has resulted in the launch of the New Urban Glossary Project in City Scapes Magazine. The Urban Popular Economy Collective is made up…
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News
July 19, 2021

Pluralizing lockdowns – new publication in Radical Housing Journal

AbdouMaliq Simone and his colleague Elisa Sutanudjaja have just published a conversation with the editors of the Radical Housing Journal, Michele Lancione and Hung Ying Chen. In ‘Pluralizing lockdowns’: Grassroots responses to housing in Jakarta amid COVID-19’ they share their observation…
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News
July 19, 2021

USP Seminar Series: Abolishing the ‘native informant’

Annually, The University of Sheffield’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning arranges a series of Research Seminars where internationally renowned academics present their current or recently completed research and scholarly work.  The research seminars are free and are open to University staff, students,…
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Infrastructure in ActionNews
July 19, 2021

Simon Marvin presented at the Regions in Recovery E-Festival 2021

The 2021 Regions in Recovery Festival (#RinR21) was hosted by the Regional Studies Association and ran between 2nd-18th June 2021. In over 2.5 weeks the Festival featured 458 papers and 124 sessions. The Festival ran as a multi-partner event and brought together…
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News
July 19, 2021

New article on the housing crisis in Manchester

Greater Manchester Housing Action is an organisation at the forefront of fighting Manchester’s neoliberal urban development. Members Jon Silver, Tom Gillespie and Isaac Rose explore the role that Blairite 'urban entrepreneurialism' has played in both the cynical commodification of Manchester's rich cultural heritage and the burgeoning housing crisis…
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Climate UrbanismNews
July 19, 2021

New open access article and presentation on a culture-led approach to understanding energy transitions in China

Congratulations to Ping Huang, Linda Westman and Vanesa Castán Broto on their new open access article published with the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (Royal Geographical Society with IBG). “A culture-led approach to understanding energy transitions in China: The correlative epistemology” proposes a correlative epistemology to understand…
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NewsUrban Automation
July 19, 2021

New open access article published – making space for drones

Our UI Visiting Research Associate Andy Lockhart with Aidan While, Simon Marvin + colleagues have published a new article “Making space for drones: The contested reregulation of airspace in Tanzania and Rwanda”. The open access article published online in the…
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