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December 11, 2018

Call for Papers: Infrastructures, identities and the materialities of difference and belonging: CfP RC21 Delhi 2019

RC21 18-21 September 2019 Delhi Stream Title:  Infrastructures, identities and the materialities of difference and belonging in the city This stream will explore the sociality of infrastructure and invite debate about the ways infrastructure can be constitutive of practices and structures…
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Infrastructure in ActionLife At The MarginsOpinion
October 31, 2018

Maputo’s residents can now use gas. But dropping charcoal is proving hard

Article by Shaun Smith, Vanesa Castan Broto, and Domingos Augusto Macucule. Originally published via The Conversation 17th July 2018. Like many other men and women in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in…
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Co-producing UrbanismsInfrastructure in ActionOpinion
August 28, 2018

Airbnb and the short-term rental revolution – how English cities are suffering

Written by Jonathan Silver, Leverhulme ECR Fellow at The University of Sheffield. This article was originally published on The Conversation on August 23, 2018. The short-term rental market has ballooned in recent years. According to the Residential Landlords Association, Airbnb listings…
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Infrastructure in ActionNews
June 5, 2018

Special Issue: Energy Research and Social Science

A special issue of Energy Research and Social Science that focuses on Spatial Adventures in Energy Studies: Emerging Geographies of Energy Production and Use has just been published. The essays in this special issue have been guest edited by Vanesa…
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Infrastructure in Action
May 23, 2018

Hybrid networks, everyday life and social control: Electricity access in urban Kenya

A new article has been published, authored by Dr Shaun Smith, a Research Associate at the Urban Institute. 'Hybrid networks, everyday life and social control: Electricity access in urban Kenya' examines electricity access in Kisumu and Kitale, Kenya, through the…
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Infrastructure in Action
May 8, 2018

Sustainable Energy Access In Mozambique

SEA-Mozambique (‘Sustainable Energy Access’) is a research project funded by the Sustainable Development Programme of the British Academy. SEA-Mozambique examines the multiple challenges that affect energy access in Mozambique. Mozambique faces some of the worse level of energy access in the…
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Infrastructure in Action
April 24, 2018

Invitation to Heterogeneous Infrastructures in African Cities workshop in Kampala

The Urban Institute is involved in this exciting workshop on infrastructure and African cities. More information is available below. As part of broader efforts to develop regional learning across the continent, the Situated Urban Political Ecology Collective and Urban Action…
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GeneralInfrastructure in Action
December 14, 2017

Urban Studies new paper: Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations

Jonathan Silver, alongside research collaborators Mary Lawhon, David Nilsson, Henrik Ernstson and Shuaib Lwasa on the HICCUP project have published an open access paper in the journal Urban Studies. In 'Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations' case examples are used from…
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Infrastructure in Action
November 29, 2017

Energy access in the urbanisation age

This blog was written by Vanesa Castan Broto, describing two new papers published in Nature Energy. “If you can read this, you’re not affected,” says Vincent Moller, from SPARC (Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres, India). He is speaking…
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