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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Making urban development more accountable: The PARCOUR handbook

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  The Urban Transformations project Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment (PARCOUR) has focused for the last three years on exploring various models of public-private contracts for urban regeneration, looking at nine case studies in…

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Urban Transformation and ‘New Style’ Urbanisation in China

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9 – 12 July 2018, University of Glasgow The 2018 International Conference on Urban Development will bring together researchers from urban studies, geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, urban management and public policy as well as…

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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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Call for papers: Creating diverse coalitions for equality in neoliberal times

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The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, linked to the ESRC-funded project Collaborative Governance Under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study, is hosting a forthcoming conference, ‘Creating diverse coalitions for equality in neoliberal times: Locating the emancipatory…

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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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