Disparities in housing quality and affordability between social groups — A study within the ASTRID project

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Like Jiang and Alex Hagen-Zanker The ASTRID project The ASTRID (Accessibility, Social justice and TRansport emission Impacts of transit-oriented Development strategies) project seeks to investigate the causal mechanisms underlying disparity and social injustice in job accessibility…

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​What can the 2008 crash teach us about life after Brexit?

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Naomi Clayton Today marks the half-way point in the two-year time limit for Brexit negotiations under Article 50. While there is now a transition deal in place to avoid a cliff-edge exit next year, there is…

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Moving towards healthier, more equitable cities in Brazil: the Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project

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Sabrina da Rosa Machry The Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project is entering its final stage. The research aims to find relevant correlations between urban morphology, modes of transport and its effects in individual and collective health,…

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São Paulo’s deadly housing crisis – no solution in sight

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Andreza de Souza Santos A building on fire in the city centre of Sao Paulo, and what follows is that same building falling to pieces, with people still inside. The event is sadly predictable. In a…

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Co-creating learning loops for public realm improvements in Brunswick, Manchester

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Dr Janice Astbury As a result of their scale and range of activities, universities have a tremendous impact on the neighbourhoods around them. If a university is attentive to the needs of its neighbours, this impact…

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Developing Research Capacity for Inclusive Urban Governance

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Glyn Williams Our project, Developing Research Capacity for Inclusive Urban Governance: a Sheffield-Witwatersrand PhD Training Partnership, aims to develop research capacity in urban governance in the Global South, a brief that makes it rather different from many other…

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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 Transformation 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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