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September 14, 2021

Symposium on Cities coping with COVID-19 Comparative perspectives

UI Director Professor Beth Perry participated in a symposium “Cities coping with COVID-19 Comparative perspectives” for City: Analysis of Urban Change, Theory Action. The Symposium represents an experimental format within CITY aimed at those communities of practice engaged in urban…
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September 14, 2021

New open access paper on Queering participatory planning

Congratulations to Prof Vanesa Castán Broto on her new paper “Queering participatory planning” in the journal of Environment & Urbanization. All over the world, people suffer violence and discrimination because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Queer theory has…
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September 3, 2021

Talking photobooks: Standing by Kinshasa

Watch Maliq Simone and his colleagues Laura Kemmer and Alexa Färber talk about "Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds" by Filip De Boeck and Sammy Baloji. ‘Suturing the city’ is a vivid image for the kind of attentive, careful but also painful practices which…
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September 3, 2021

New paper “Counting the Uncountable: Revisiting Urban Majorities”

Maliq Simone and his colleague Vyjayanthi Rao have recently published a new paper in Public Culture. Sustainable urban transformation increasingly relies upon technicities of computation and interoperability among variegated registers and domains. In contrast, the notion of an “urban majority,” first introduced by the…
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September 3, 2021

New Paper on “Millennials and the contested urban legacy of post-war modernist social housing in the UK”

Congratulations to Aidan While and his colleague Patricia Simoes Aelbrecht for their new paper in the Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability. Attitudes to the European modernist social housing experiments of the 1950s and 1960s are…
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August 31, 2021

Essay on Automation, Robotics and Off-World Frontier-Making

Our visiting researcher Andy Lockhart has written an essay with Simon Marvin and Aidan While for Society and Space. In this essay, they explore the nexus of relations between national governments, capital and technological development involved in the opening up of…
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August 31, 2021

New paper – Power, politics and a poo pump

Jon Silver and colleagues have recently published a new paper on “Power, politics and a poo pump: Contestation over legitimacy, access and benefits of sanitation technology in Kampala” in the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. The article analyses the introduction of…
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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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