A new book series on the challenges facing today’s cities

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Urban Transformations has recently organised a number of workshops across the world on the key challenges facing cities in different regions, including in Brazil (November 2017) and South Africa (January 2018), with a forthcoming event in…

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Building age-friendly cities: A manifesto for change

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Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson This article outlines the focus of a new publication, Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective (January 2018), published by Bristol University’s Policy Press. The impact of population ageing…

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The end (of the project) is near

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This final contribution by Professor John Bryson on the ESRC-funded Urban Living Birmingham project provides a summary of its achievements in its short timespan – and the ways this research could be built on in future…

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Metro mayors can play a big role in expanding the evidence base of UK policy making

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Simon Jeffrey England’s new metro mayors have now been in office for eight months. As the first occupiers of the mayoralties, they’ve faced the double task of setting up their office and building relationships with their…

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Moving beyond smart and data-driven city-regions

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In June 2017, the RSA Annual Conference ‘The Great Regional Awakening‘ brought together a variety of thinkers and practitioners to explore the growing importance of regions in shaping the social, economic and political fabric of cities…

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Rethinking state-civil society relationships: is the new VCSE sector Accord a game-changer for Greater Manchester?

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Alex Whinnom is Co-Investigator of Jam and Justice: Co-producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation. He is Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation. In this blog, he reflects on the significance of a…

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Digital and Spatial Governance in shaping the Future City through Urban/Living Lab (ULL) working

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Nicola Headlam This blog discusses a set of challenges relating to digital and spatial governance and the potentially disruptive roles of innovative urban methodologies in policies and strategies for more liveable and sustainable cities. It examines…

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Rethinking the Urban Commons in European City-Regions

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As part of the ongoing collaboration between Urban Transformations and a number of European partners, including the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, Cosmopolis and Brussels Academy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the final seminar in the series…

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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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