October 10, 2018

The Northern Food Network

This regional event brought together representatives from food networks across the north of England to inspire, collaborate and share best practice. Speakers and discussion focused around 2 themes: • The governance challenge of coordinating food networks - how can we…
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Co-producing UrbanismsGeneralOpinion
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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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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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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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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Climate UrbanismGeneralOpinion
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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June 14, 2018

Urban Institute article commended by Urban Studies journal

Nick Taylor Buck and Aidan While were recently informed that their paper “Competitive urbanism and the limits to smart city innovation: The UK Future Cities initiative”, which was published in Urban Studies in February 2017 (Vol 54/2), reached the final…
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May 29, 2018

The 50th anniversary of the La Revolution Urbaine

Michele Lancione, Senior Research Fellow, reflects on Writing the city workshop in Paris, 3-4 May 2018. Numerous events took place across Europe to celebrate the 50 years after the backlash of ’68. Pushpa Arabindoo, Senior Lecturer at UCL, organised a…
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May 24, 2018

Job Opportunity: Research Impact Officer

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Research Impact Officer (80% FTE) on a 9 month contract to join a research team working on the project, Jam and Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation. You will work under guidance…
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