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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Beijing’s green infrastructure – addressing climate change in a rapidly urbanising megacity

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Wei Zheng and Cecilia Wong This is the second in a series of three blogs by the research team of the Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, describing the opportunities offered by green…

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The challenges of sustainability and wellbeing in the context of rapid urbanisation: the situation in Beijing

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Miao Qiao This is the first in a series of three blogs by the research team of the Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, outlining the challenges facing Beijing and potential ways forward. …

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Forthcoming workshop on ‘Scaling Migration Through the European City-Regions’ in Brussels

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Date: 11th September 2017, Monday Duration: 10:00-15:45 Venue: Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale, Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium Address: Rue Mommaerts 4, 1080 Brussels, Belgium. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scaling-migration-through-european-city-regions-tickets-35661064203 The latest in the series ‘Bridging European Urban Transformations’…

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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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