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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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October 10, 2018

Developing a Food Network for the North?

Alongside Sustainable Food Cities and sponsored by University of Sheffield Sustainable Food Futures (SheFF), the SAFE team organised an event to bring together food system thinkers and actors from across the North of England. Sustainable Food Citieshad been hearing queries from members…
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October 3, 2018

Municipal What?: Reflections on #municipalsocialism in the 21st century

Article by Bert Russell, Research Associate in the Urban Institute. Originally posted by Realising Just Cities. Bert Russell provides reflections on a how municipal socialist ideas, practices and projects can contribute to struggles for justice in the 21st century. The…
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September 26, 2018

On the frontline of academic activism: fighting against forced evictions in Romania

Article written by Charlotte Cremers covering some of the work underpinning the Antipode Scholar-Activist award recently given to Dr Michele Lancione and his colleagues. Originally published 06.09.2018 by Social Science Research via Medium Bucharest — Romania: “Mister Mayor, do you have some spare minutes?…
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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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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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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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