ESRC-ICSSR Newton call for collaborative research on urban transformations in India

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The UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) invite joint applications for collaborative projects between UK and Indian researchers which seek to enhance understanding of urban challenges…

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A season of events from the City Evolutions project

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The City Evolutions project, led by Professor Ron Martin, has been undertaking research on the historical trajectory of urban development in the UK and the future prospects of selected cities, including Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Peterborough and…

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Improving resilience in African cities – some findings from the Urban ARK project

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The Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project, a three-year project initiated in January 2015, is exploring the challenges and opportunities to strengthen resilience in African cities through first-hand research in six cities in sub-Saharan Africa:…

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Bridging European Urban Transformations – Building a better understanding of the future of Europe’s cities

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In 2016 Urban Transformations launched a new series of seminars, Building European Urban Transformations, to take place in Brussels until the end of 2017. Working with a selection of European partners, including the Brussels Centre for…

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A new blog series by the Centre for Urban Research and Austerity (CURA) – the findings so far

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The Centre for Urban Research and Austerity has launched a new series of blogs outlining the latest findings of its ESRC-funded project, Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Study. The project, focusing on Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona,…

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Forthcoming seminar on ‘The making of a permanent city for temporary residents’ – 10 March, Oxford

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A seminar on ‘The making of a permanent city for temporary residents‘, part of a series on ‘Space and place’ organised by Professor Elisabeth Hsu and Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva, will be presented by Dr Andreza de…

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Video of the Habitat III event ‘Transforming research into practices and policies’ now available

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Urban Transformations held a side event at the recent Habitat III event in Quito, Ecuador, ‘Transforming research into practices and policies – dialogues on implementation and evaluation of the New Urban Agenda‘. The discussions brought together…

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Seminar series: ‘Migration and urban transformation: Boundaries in an age of resentment’

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Urban Transformations will be hosting a new seminar series on ‘Migration and urban transformation: Boundaries in an age of resentment’ in Oxford. The series, bringing together a range of leading specialists in the field of migration,…

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Forthcoming ‘Bridging European Urban Transformations’ workshop on Urban Living Labs (ULLs)

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  Urban Transformations and VUB-Brussels Centre for Urban Studies have announced a new workshop, ‘Experimenting with Urban Living Laboratories (ULLs) Beyond Smart-City Regions‘, to be held in Brussels on 13 February. Bringing together a range of…

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The ESRC-funded ISULabaNtu project, one year in

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The ESRC-funded ISULabaNtu project – established under the grant Community-led Upgrading for Self-Reliance in South Africa: Integrated Construction and Environmental Management Systems in Informal Settlements – has had a busy year since its launch in February…

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