Creative Experiments in Cities Can Lead to New Jobs and Sustainable Infrastructures

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This piece by Liza Rose Cirolia was reposted from the PEAK Urban website and is an edited version of a Commentary originally posted as The Infrastructural Dimensions of African Urbanization.  Gaps in infrastructure systems have long histories in…

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No Slums and a ‘Vision City’: An Impression of Kigali’s Housing

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In this blog, Professor Ya Ping Wang, Director of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), reflects on housing in Kigali’s different neighbourhoods. This piece was originally posted on the SHLC website.…

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Data Spaces and Democracy

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Dr Igor Calzada is a research fellow, policy adviser and lecturer at the University of Oxford Urban Transformations ESRC and Future Cities programmes. This article was originally featured in the RSA Journal.  “We are already becoming…

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Crisscross commuting flows in Beijing suburban neighbourhoods

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A call for comprehensive spatial planning In this blog Wei Zheng and Cecilia Wong, based at the Department of Planning & Environmental Management at the Manchester Urban Institute, described some of the key findings of the…

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Tackling widespread hunger in cities means listening to the urban poor

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As urban food insecurity attracts growing interest in policy debates, Cecilia Tacoli – Principal Investigator of the project How the Urban Poor Define and Measure Food Insecurity and Nutrition – makes the case for ensuring that the…

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Searching for the ‘Smart City’ in Jalandhar

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This blog by Varun Patil, a researcher on the project Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban Age, outlines Jalandhar’s planned reinvention as a ‘smart city’, focused…

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Shimla: The slow contoured life of an imagined Smart City

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This blog by Ayona Datta, Principal Investigator of the project Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban Age, outlines the hopes and aspirations of Shimla as it…

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Inadvertent Exclusion in Future Visions of Smart Cities

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This blog by Gillian Rose explores the challenges of making smart cities more inclusive and the findings of her ESRC-funded project, Smart Cities in the Making: Learning from Milton Keynes. One of the main outputs of…

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Knowing the 21st Century City

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This blog by Professor Michael Keith, Coordinator of the Urban Transformations portfolio and PI of the Building Capacity for the Future City in Developing Countries (PEAK) project, is reposted from the PEAK Urban website.  The hubris…

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Living the Peripheries: Key Findings

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This blog, authored by Paula Meth and drawing on the writings of her collaborators and findings of the ESRC-funded project Living the Urban Periphery: Investment, Infrastructure and Economic Change in African City-Regions, presents some of the…

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