How technology disruption challenges the urban commons and individual

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This blog by Professor Michael Keith, Coordinator of the Urban Transformations portfolio and Principal Investigator of the PEAK Urban project, is based on a paper presented by Michael Keith to the World Urban Forum on 10…

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Is migration an untapped resource in transformations to sustainability?

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This interview with Neil Adger, one of the Principal Investigators of the MISTY: Migration and Sustainability project, explores some of the connections between migration, cities and sustainable development. This piece has been reposted from the T2S…

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How does migration fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Migration is a key part of our society. With around 750 million migrants across the globe, migration should be incorporated into sustainable development planning, and in particular in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is…

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Picturing Madurai: Smart fruit market, local craft heritage and water shortages

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In this picture blog, reposted from the SHLC website, Dr Arvind Pandey explores living conditions, from housing to craft culture, in Madurai city, India. His explorations paint a vivid picture of the beautiful city alongside some…

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Sustainability through social power: Medellín as a case study

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Ahead of the PEAK Urban retreat in Medellín, this blog by Santiago Mejía-Dugand gives an overview of the city’s growth and the central role of social urbanism in its development.This piece has been reposted from the…

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Nature-based Urban Living Lab as a catalyst for the circular economy in South Africa

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In this blog Dr Kevin Winter describes how the WASTE FEW ULL (Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs – Mapping and Reducing Waste in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus) project is supporting improved water use in South Africa through…

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Changing behaviour, one chai at a time

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Is Smart about infrastructure? Or about effecting social change? Insights from Indore’s waste management revolution by Dr Morgan Campbell, part of the project UNDERstanding Indian Urban Governance REFORM: A Comparative Analysis of the Smart City Mission…

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Homelessness prevention in the UK – Emerging impact of CaCHE analysis

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In July 2019, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) Centre’s Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Dr Peter Mackie, and Dr Jenny Wood published a CaCHE policy briefing on homelessness prevention in the UK. Combining original research…

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Financial precarity and enduring poverty among India’s rickshaw drivers

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This piece by PEAK Urban‘s Lucy Baker presents some of the findings of her research on digital technologies and mobility in India. This blog has been reposted from the PEAK Urban website. Indian Prime Minister Narendra…

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Climate change and health: Think globally, act locally

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This piece by PEAK Urban’s Samuel Yutong Cai outlines some of the discussions at a recent event on climate change and health. This blog has been reposted from the PEAK urban website. Last week I participated…

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