Understanding the spread of rioting across a city as control by the crowd

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John Drury,1 Clifford Stott,2 Roger Ball,1, 2 Fergus Neville,3 Steve Reicher,3 Sanj Choudhury1 1.University of Sussex, 2. Keele University, 3. University of St Andrews In this blogpost, I describe some of the initial findings from our…

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Living through Uncertainty – Experiencing Urban Transformations in a Migrant Neighborhood of Suburban Shanghai

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Dr. Lisa Richaud and Dr. Jie Li Since the late nineteenth century urban transformation has been associated with mental illness. But questions around the specificity of the relationship – why does mental illness cluster in cities?…

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Marielle Franco, a black woman and activist who dared ask, ‘How many more will have to die?’

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Yara Evans 14th March 2018, marked an important date for all involved in our research project. The Rio and London teams gathered at the Brazilian Embassy in London to report on our key findings about VAWG…

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Challenging the gentrification of council estates in London

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In this piece Loretta Lees, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project Gentrification, Displacement, and the Impacts of Council Estate Renewal in C21st London, outlines some of the key findings from her project – including data showing that more than 135,000…

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Taking co-production seriously: establishing the ESRC UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE)

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In this blog post Ken Gibb, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, provides an overview of the project’s work to date and its planned activities on the horizon. Getting Started Housing…

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Urban regeneration through community participation: Reflections on the case of the Kasbah of Algiers

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Sandra Jovchelovitch and Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez With half of humanity now living in urban areas, it is no accident that the 21st century is considered the century of cities. Urbanization has transformed human lives and cities are…

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The self-organising civil society

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The SELFCITY Project introduces a new mode of collective governance and societal transition in the face of climate change. This piece, by Professor Eberhard Rothfuß,  Dr. Thomas Dörfler and Professor Rob Atkinson, outlines the main findings…

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Communicating the experiences of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) among Brazilian migrants in London: reflecting on the role of the performing arts

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In this piece, Cathy McIlwaine outlines some of the key findings from her project, Healthy, Secure and Gender Just Cities: Transnational Perspectives on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Rio de Janeiro and London. For more…

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Educational Trajectories and Place-Based Disadvantage: Looking Deeper and Wider

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Unequal educational outcomes are a key concern for the Government – relating to wider issues with the UK economy, social mobility and social justice. The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) is examining the drivers of place-based…

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Building age-friendly cities: A manifesto for change

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Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson This article outlines the focus of a new publication, Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective (January 2018), published by Bristol University’s Policy Press. The impact of population ageing…

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