Studying Cities from the Inside Out: Why Partnership and Interdisciplinarity Matters

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With over half of the population living in urban areas and the numbers increasing daily, cities are facing unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges. That is a call to which the GCRF Centre for…

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Methodological Issues and Emotional Labour in Co-Produced Research

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This blog by Tim May, Beth Perry and Charlotte Spring was originally posted on the Jam and Justice website and describes some of the highlights from a collaborative workshop with Early Career Researchers held at the University…

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What Does Everyday Politics Look Like?

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What does everyday politics look like? Community researchers in Greater Manchester have been exploring this question, with cameras in hand, as part of a project co-designed by Jam & Justice’s Action Research Collective. There are some…

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New Research Priorities for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

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In this blog Ken Gibb, Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), outlines some of the key priorities for the Centre’s work in 2019. This piece was originally posted on the CaCHE website. …

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The CRUNCH Project: Sustaining Food, Water and Energy in an Age of Climate Change

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The CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices: Operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a three-year JPI Urban Europe project that has recently been included in the Urban Transformations portfolio. Led by the University of Portsmouth, the research…

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Should We Be (Re)connecting Children with ‘Nature’ and ‘Natural’ Resources?

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This blog by Peter Kraftl, Principal Investigator of the project (Re)Connect the Nexus: Young Brazilians’ Experiences of and Learning About Food-Water-Energy, was originally posted on the RGS-IGB Geography Directions website. The Guardian newspaper recently reported that…

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Do local hiring conditions increase job creation for local residents?

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This piece by Henry Overman, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, has been reposted from the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. In January 2016, the WWCLG launched a…

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Urban and Regional Inequalities in Europe, North America, and BRICS economies, 1980-2015

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Vlad Mykhnenko New research from the Sustainable Urban Development Programme (University of Oxford) and UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig (Germany) shows the gap between Europe’s haves and have-nots has been narrowing over the…

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Satellite Mapping, Big Data and the Politics of Space at the Margins of the Indian City

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This blog by Professor Sanjay Srivastava, Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University and now part of the project Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban…

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Transforming European Cities – the Role of Smart Urban Intermediaries

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Smart Urban Intermediaries – Trans-European Research, Learning and Action is a cutting-edge, ESRC-funded programme of research exploring smart urban development and social innovation in four case study cities: Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen and Glasgow. Bringing together academics…

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