Methodologies of the urban periphery: Defining and researching urban African peripheries

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In this blog Paula Meth, one of the Principal Investigators of the project Living the Urban Periphery: Investment, Infrastructure and Economic Change in African City-Regions, a comparative study of peri-urban areas in South Africa and Ethiopia,…

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Patterns of Neoliberalisation and Resistance

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Professor Jonathan Davies, Principal Investigator of the project Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study and Director of the Centre for Urban Research and Austerity (CURA), here introduces a new paper, ‘Austerity Urbanism: Patterns of…

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The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

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This post, by John Bryson (Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded Urban Living Birmingham project From Citizen to Co-innovator, from City Council to Facilitator) and Tasos Kitsos, was originally posted in The Conversation. It highlights the considerable…

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Reuniting health and planning in the context of NHS Healthy New Towns

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UWE Bristol, through the ESRC-funded project Reuniting Planning and Health: Tackling the Implementation Gaps in Evidence, Governance and Knowledge, has been organising a series of expert seminars exploring the intersection between public health and urban planning…

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Governing the Future City – the Redevelopment of Old Oak Park Royal, London

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Governing the Future City is an international ESRC-funded project looking at innovative approaches to urban governance and planning in Johannesburg, London and Shanghai. This blog, following on from an introductory article, an overview of research in the area…

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Birmingham 2040: The Ban on New Petrol and Diesel Engines, Electric Vehicles and Robotics

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While predicting the potential future of any city is fraught with complexity, this is especially so when like Birmingham it is currently undergoing dramatic change. John Bryson, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded Urban Living project From Citizen…

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Location location – assessing the impact of creative industries on city economies

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This blog was originally posted on the website of the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and draws on their research on the drivers of prosperity in cities. This post explores the difficulties of…

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Transforming Beijing through eco-urbanisation: the development of Xiongan New Special Zone , China’s ‘second capital’

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Zhan Wang, Xiangzheng Deng, Cecilia Wong and Jiancheng Chen This is the final of a series of three blogs by the research team of the project Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, describing…

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How to drive Britain’s new industrial strategy

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Jonathan Michie Professor Michie is Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. This blog is a reposting of an article originally featured in The Conversation. The desire to design and deliver…

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Beijing’s green infrastructure – addressing climate change in a rapidly urbanising megacity

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Wei Zheng and Cecilia Wong This is the second in a series of three blogs by the research team of the Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, describing the opportunities offered by green…

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