Living in São Paulo Metropolitan Area: Understanding the Impact on Mental Health

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“São Paulo cannot stop.” This has been the motto of the richest and most populous city in Brazil since the beginning of its industrialisation in the early 20th century. Considered today as one of the most…

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Traders’ perspectives on the community value of markets

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This article by Dr Myfanwy Taylor outlines some of the work of Understanding and Enhancing the Community Value of Traditional Retail Markets in UK Cities (Markets4People), an ESRC-funded project that explores the challenges facing retail markets…

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Everyday Mayfair

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This blog by Nereida Ripero-Muñiz describes some of the participatory methodologies employed with Somali migrants in Johannesburg as part of the activities of the project Security at the Margins (SeaM): Spaces and Strategies for Negotiating Security…

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Planning a Better Future for South Africa’s Cities

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In this blog post, Lauren Andres and Stuart Denoon-Stevens  describe the findings of the South African Planning Education Research (SAPER) project and some of its key implications for the future of South African cities. The SAPER…

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The Political Ecology of the Waste Economy in South Africa

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Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish? Assessing the Impacts of Formalization and Technologization of Waste Management on the Urban Poor is a recently completed three-year project ESRC-funded project that investigated the impacts of changes in waste management in…

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Cities, Uncertainty and Climate Change

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This blog by the STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre’s Becky Ayre describes some of the work of the TAPESTRY project, led by Lyla Mehta and exploring climate change adaptation in marginal urban…

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Lessons from Havana: Reflections on KNOW’s Second Annual Meeting

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This blog by Christopher Yap has been reposted from the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) website. All images are by David Heymann. We know cities are unequal places. The global GINI Index describes decreasing…

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The Italian Decree on Immigration and Security: Where Next?

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Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees (GLIMER) is a three-year ESRC-funded project exploring how the migration crisis can be translated into opportunities for European cities through the implementation of sustainable integration strategies…

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Putting the Governance in ‘Smart’ Cities

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Louise Reardon outlines some of the work of the programme UNDERstanding Indian Urban Governance REFORM: A Comparative Analysis of the Smart City Mission Reforms and Their Impact on Sustainable Urban Mobility. This blog is reposted from the…

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The human security of migrants is key to sustainability for growing cities

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By Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos and Tasneem Siddiqui. This text outlines the work of the Safe and Sustainable Cities: Human Security, Migration and Wellbeing project and was first given as a lecture in October 2018 at…

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