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May 30, 2019

Pictures of a Gone City with Richard A. Walker

Join us for a talk by critical geographer Richard A. Walker, professor emeritus at University of California, Berkeley and director of the Living New Deal Project. Walker will discuss his recent book, 'Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark…
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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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June 15, 2018

Urban Institute Joins the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy

We’re pleased to announce that the Urban Institute have now joined the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (IOPD) network as a collaborating member. The IOPD is a network of more than 800 cities (91 countries), that want to know, exchange and apply…
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March 8, 2018

From Pulley to Pipe: The Decline of the Wells of Bangalore

This post was written by Harini Nagendra and Hita Unnikrishnan, a Newton International Fellow working with The Urban Institute. It originally appeared in Arcadia, Spring 2018, no. 5   Large-scale urbanization is particularly evident in the developing Global South—for example, in…
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February 2, 2018

Joint Publication Launch

We are delighted to announce that the joint publication launch of the Sheffield Methods Institute and Urban Institute was a great success. Professors Tim May, Beth Perry and Simon Marvin were joined on Tuesday 30th January at the University of…
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November 15, 2017

Seeing like a City by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift

This book review was written by Michele Lancione, Senior Research Fellow, and originally appeared in Society and Space.   There is Nothing Like the City Published fifteen years after Cities: Reimagining the Urban, Seeing Like a City, is a testament to the…
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August 22, 2017

Urban Operating Systems: Diagramming the City

Simon Marvin and Andres Luque have recently had their paper on Urban Operating Systems published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research - the paper is available on open access. The work examines the underlying smart city products…
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June 28, 2017

Urban Uncertainty report released

Jonathan Silver joined his collaborators on the Urban Uncertainty research project to launch a report based on a series of international workshops, collective and individual publications and a series of findings based on empirical research across a number of cities.…
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May 2, 2017

Living in Plural Cities

Is our understanding of urban infrastructure changing? Do we need to move beyond discussions about 'smart cities' and digital innovation? What pathways exist for the city of the future? This short video was produced by the British Academy, the UK's…
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March 16, 2017

Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America

New paper published in Territory, Politics, Governance by Nick Clare, Victoria Habermehl (Urban Institute) & Liz Mason-Deese. Download the full article here. Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America. Territory, Politics, Governance. Situated in geography’s recent territorial (re)turn, and…
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