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October 17, 2018

PODCAST – An interview with Sophie King on the process of researching urban poverty in Uganda

Hear Dr Sophie King, Research Fellow in the Urban Institute talk about her research into urban poverty in Uganda for ESID. In particular, Sophie looks at what shapes state vision, commitment and capacity for urban poverty reduction in Uganda, and…
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October 16, 2018

Craft metrics to value co-production: comment piece by Beth Perry published in Nature

To assess whether research is relevant to society, ask the stakeholders, say Beth Perry, Catherine Durose, and Liz Richardson. A comment piece co-authored by the Urban Institute's Beth Perry, with colleagues from the University's of Manchester and Birmingham has been…
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October 16, 2018

Whose Heritage Matters? New project announced from British Academy Sustainable Development Programme

We are pleased to announce that Sheffield University’s Urban Institute has been awarded funding, in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities (Cape Town, South Africa) and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (Kisumu, Kenya) for a…
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BlogGeneral
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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BlogUncategorized
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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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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June 20, 2018

India’s colonial legacy almost caused Bangalore to run out of water

This post was written by Hita Unnikrishnan, Harini Nagendra and Vanesa Castán Broto, and originally appeared in The Conversation on 20 June 2018. On hot summer days in Bangalore, India, it is common to see public water taps on roadsides hissing and…
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