Hope Meets Expectation

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Security at the Margins (SeaM) project member SJ Cooper-Knock researches urban inclusion. This blog, which is reposted from the SeaM website, is drawn from her recent work on the everyday lives of informal settlement residents in…

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Exploring Age-Friendly Cities in the UK and Brazil: The PLACEAGE Project

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Ryan Woolrych Population ageing and urbanisation have raised challenges in terms of how we can best design communities to support an ageing population. Urban areas offer potential advantages in supporting older adults to age-in-place including proximity…

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The PARCOUR Handbook – Effective Policy Delivery in Contractual Urban Regeneration

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Dr David Williams The Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment (PARCOUR) project has recently completed its project handbook, exploring examples of effective policy delivery in the nine case studies spread across Brazil, the Netherlands…

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Back to the ‘Urban Commons’? Social Innovation through New Co-operative Forms in Europe

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Professor Michael Keith and Dr Igor Calzada, MBA                The fourth and final workshop from the series ‘Bridging European Urban Transformations’ took place on 12 February 2018. The title of the workshop was ‘Rethinking the Urban Commons…

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Citizenship in a changing multi-scalar post-Brexit European context

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Professor Michael Keith and Dr Igor Calzada, MBA                The third workshop from the series ‘Bridging European Urban Transformations’ took place in the neighbourhood of Molenbeek in Brussels on 11 September 2017. Entitled ‘Scaling Migration Through the European…

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Newcastle City Futures: The whirlwind experience of trying to innovate a city

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Mark Tewdwr-Jones The UKRI/Innovate UK urban living partnership (ULP) pilot for Newcastle and Gateshead ended on 31 January 2018 after an 18-month pilot. As discussed in my previous blog, ‘Stories from the academy: Newcastle City Futures‘, the ULP,…

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Disparities in housing quality and affordability between social groups — A study within the ASTRID project

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Like Jiang and Alex Hagen-Zanker The ASTRID project The ASTRID (Accessibility, Social justice and TRansport emission Impacts of transit-oriented Development strategies) project seeks to investigate the causal mechanisms underlying disparity and social injustice in job accessibility…

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​What can the 2008 crash teach us about life after Brexit?

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Naomi Clayton Today marks the half-way point in the two-year time limit for Brexit negotiations under Article 50. While there is now a transition deal in place to avoid a cliff-edge exit next year, there is…

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Moving towards healthier, more equitable cities in Brazil: the Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project

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Sabrina da Rosa Machry The Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project is entering its final stage. The research aims to find relevant correlations between urban morphology, modes of transport and its effects in individual and collective health,…

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São Paulo’s deadly housing crisis – no solution in sight

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Andreza de Souza Santos A building on fire in the city centre of Sao Paulo, and what follows is that same building falling to pieces, with people still inside. The event is sadly predictable. In a…

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