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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Governing the Future City – the Redevelopment of Old Oak Park Royal, London

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Governing the Future City is an international ESRC-funded project looking at innovative approaches to urban governance and planning in Johannesburg, London and Shanghai. This blog, following on from an introductory article, an overview of research in the area…

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Birmingham 2040: The Ban on New Petrol and Diesel Engines, Electric Vehicles and Robotics

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While predicting the potential future of any city is fraught with complexity, this is especially so when like Birmingham it is currently undergoing dramatic change. John Bryson, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded Urban Living project From Citizen…

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Location location – assessing the impact of creative industries on city economies

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This blog was originally posted on the website of the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and draws on their research on the drivers of prosperity in cities. This post explores the difficulties of…

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An invitation from the Birmingham Urban Living project for artists to improve their city

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The ESRC-funded Urban Living Birmingham project is inviting artists and creative organisations to submit proposals for innovative programmes that engage citizens in the design of imaginative approaches to urban service delivery. Spanning transport, employment, health, environmental…

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Transforming Beijing through eco-urbanisation: the development of Xiongan New Special Zone , China’s ‘second capital’

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Zhan Wang, Xiangzheng Deng, Cecilia Wong and Jiancheng Chen This is the final of a series of three blogs by the research team of the project Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, describing…

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New report from Urban Transformations on Urban Living Labs

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Urban Transformations has recently published a publication on the emerging landscape of ‘urban living labs’ in the UK, Europe and globally. Comparative International and Urban Living Labs – The Urban Living Global Challenge: A Prospectus is…

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How to drive Britain’s new industrial strategy

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Jonathan Michie Professor Michie is Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. This blog is a reposting of an article originally featured in The Conversation. The desire to design and deliver…

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