False hopes? Four claims surrounding the English metro mayors

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Andy Pike Both at CURDS and as part of the City Evolutions research, we have been wrestling with the potentials and perils of decentralised governance in the UK. For the City Evolutions research in particular, we…

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Austerity and grassroots mobilization in Athens: The emergence of an urban governance divide?

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Ioannis Chorianopoulos and Nayia Tselepi This is the seventh in a new series of blogs on the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study, focusing…

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Cultural Diversity and Collaboration in Dandenong, Melbourne

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Helen Sullivan, Hayley Henderson and Brendan Gleeson This is the sixth in a new series of blogs on the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative…

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Eight Lessons from Barcelona en Comú on How to Take Back Control

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Bertie Russell and Oscar Reyes “We’re living in extraordinary times that demand brave and creative solutions. If we’re able to imagine a different city, we’ll have the power to transform it.”  – Ada Colau, Mayor of…

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European Urban Living Labs as experimental city-to-city learning platforms

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Professor Michael Keith and Dr Igor Calzada, MBA On 13 February 2017, the Urban Transformations programme, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), brought together a range of academics and practitioners from across Europe for…

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The Logic and Practices of Austerity Governance in Dublin

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Dr Niamh Gaynor and Ms Nessa Ní Chasaide This is the fourth in a new series of blogs on the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case…

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Transforming Barcelona’s Urban Model? Limits and potentials for radical change under a radical left government

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Ismael Blanco, Yunailis Salazar and Iolanda Bianchi i This is the fourth in a new series of blogs on the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative…

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Austerity Leicester: Between Revitalisation, Retrenchment and Resistance

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This is the third in a new series of blogs on the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study, focusing on Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona,…

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Baltimore: Governing Two Cities in ‘Crisis’

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Madeleine Pill This is the second in a new series of blogs on the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study, focusing on Athens,…

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Governing Urban Crises of Welfarism: Reflections from our Eight-Case International Study

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Jonathan Davies This is the first in a series of blogs on the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) and its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study, focusing on Athens, Baltimore,…

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