Building a UK-Brazil research partnership on migration

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On 21 November 2017, Professor Michael Keith and Dr Andreza de Souza Santos travelled to Brasilia, Brazil where they held meetings with the Migration Observatory at the University of Brasilia to discuss an upcoming project which will connect…

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Metropolitan health in unequal cities

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Dr Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos It could have been just another summer, but in 2012 I felt the inconvenient symptoms of dust allergy accompanied by a skin rash. After a medical consultation the doctor quickly…

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From Birmingham with a Smile: Public Art, Streetscapes and the ‘Economic’ Impacts of a Liveable City

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John Bryson is Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded Urban Living project From Citizen to Co-innovator, from City Council to Facilitator.  This blog was cross-posted from the Urban Living Birmingham website. Cities should be interesting places to live and…

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The geographical dimension of the productivity problem

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Ron Martin is Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project Structural Transformation, Adaptability and City Economic Evolutions. This article is reposted from Cambridge Econometrics.  In his budget speech (24 November, 2017), the Chancellor of the Exchequer made much of…

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Launch of the new Living the Urban Periphery website

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Living the Urban Periphery: Investment, Infrastructure and Economic Change in African City-Regions is a three-year research programme examining the little understood dynamics of the urban margins in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on two city regions…

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Building closer collaboration between Mexico and the UK

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Dr Nicola Headlam of Urban Transformations delivered a keynote speech at a joint National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Smart Cities Workshop in Mexico City.…

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Monitoring CO2 Emissions in China’s Cities

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In this blog Dabo Guan, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project Euro-China GE: Dynamics of Green Growth in European and Chinese Cities (DRAGON), discusses some of the findings of the China Emission Accounts and Dataset (CEADs)…

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The Geovation Challenge: Greener, Smarter Communities

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Urban Living Birmingham The Greener, Smarter Communities and Cities Geovation Challenge is focused on developing solutions to communities’ real needs for future-proofing the communities and cities in which we live. Geovation sees ‘smart communities’ as placing people first, with…

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Estimating local commuting patterns from geolocated Twitter data

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Jonathan Bright Over the last decade or so there has been an explosion of research interest in the area of measuring (and forecasting) of traffic and commuting patterns. Part of this is driven by ever increasing human mobility:…

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‘Cities in Transition: Unequal Innovation in African Cities’

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Urban Transformations will be hosting a workshop on ‘Cities in Transition: Unequal Innovation in African Cities’ on 31 January 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will bring together a range of speakers to explore the…

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