Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities

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Rhiannon Law Future cities face many challenges as urban populations increase. Physical resources – such as energy and water – along with healthcare, traffic, public transport and other logistics need careful management in order to meet…

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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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Stories from the academy: Newcastle City Futures

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Mark Tewdwr-Jones Newcastle City Futures (NCF), led by Newcastle University, was formed in 2014 and grew out of Newcastle’s commitment to civic engagement, and our interest in the future of places. The idea of the civic…

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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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Citizens and Smart Cities

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William Webster and Charles Leleux (Stirling Management School, University of Stirling) Most of us will have heard something about ‘smart’ cities, but perhaps are unsure what the term really means? Using examples from ‘cutting edge’ research…

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Reducing risks in urban centres: think ‘local, local, local’

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This is the third in a series of three blogs by David Satterthwaite for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project. Additional research outputs from the project can…

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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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Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces

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This piece by Gina Ziervogel and Lorena Pasquini, researchers on the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project, is a repost of an article originally published on The Conversation. Resilience is a word that’s thrown around…

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Addressing the needs of vulnerable groups in urban areas

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This is the second of a series of three blogs by David Satterthwaite for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project. Additional research outputs from the project can…

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Urban risks: where are the top five biggest blind spots?

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This is the first of a series of three blogs by David Satterthwaite for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project. Additional research outputs from the project…

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