A Special Approach to Slum Upgrading: The Special Planning Area in Mukuru, Nairobi

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David Dodman is Director of Human Settlements at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). The idea of a Special Planning Area might not immediately be alluring. But for the residents of Mukuru, one of…

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Urban/Living laboratories in research and policy: where the experimental city meets the participatory city?

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The UT team and esteemed speakers today discuss Urban Living Labs at the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC)

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Urban incubators, innovation and inequality

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Max Nathan   The growth of shared, flexible urban workspaces for startups and SMEs is now a striking, and very visible feature of British cities. Over the past decade or so, startups and small firms in retail,…

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Finding a Path to Social, Ecological and Economic Sustainability

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Karen Bell is Principal Investigator of the project Fair and Inclusive Environmental/Social Transition Alternatives: Learning from the ‘Living Well’ and ‘Green Economy’ Pathways to Sustainability and is Senior Research Associate at the School for Policy Studies, University of…

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Forthcoming UT event on ‘Research and metropolitan health in unequal cities’ in Brazil

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Urban Transformations will be hosting with its partners, People’s Palace Projects and Casa Rio, an event on ‘Research and metropolitan health in unequal cities‘. Bringing together a range of participants and speakers, it will take place…

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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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Governing in and against austerity – A new report on CURA’s research on austerity governance

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The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity has launched a new dissemination report, outlining some of the key findings from its Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An Eight-Case Comparative Study project. Spanning cities in the UK (Leicester), Europe (Athens,…

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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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