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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The rainy season is burglary season

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Conventional analyses of crime, based on European research models, are often poorly suited to assessing the specific dimensions of criminality in Africa. Development Frontiers in Crime, Livelihoods and Urban Poverty in Nigeria (FCLP) aims to provide an alternative…

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Mitigating crime through alternative sources of income and side hustle

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Conventional analyses of crime, based on European research models, are often poorly suited to assessing the specific dimensions of criminality in Africa. Development Frontiers in Crime, Livelihoods and Urban Poverty in Nigeria (FCLP) aims to provide an alternative…

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Rise of informal security providers in Kaduna

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Conventional analyses of crime, based on European research models, are often poorly suited to assessing the specific dimensions of criminality in Africa. Development Frontiers in Crime, Livelihoods and Urban Poverty in Nigeria (FCLP) aims to provide an alternative…

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Co-identifying and co-analysis of energy briquettes capacity gaps and needs in Kampala

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This blog, authored by Judith Mbabazi and Teddy Kisembo, describes the work of the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) project in Kampala, Uganda. This is part of its collaborative work with local organisations in cities…

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Advancing community-led development as a pathway to urban equality

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This blog, authored by Emmanuel Osuteye, Camila Cociña, Barbara Lipietz, Alexandre Apsan Frediani of the the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) project, showcases the outcomes of a recent workshop in Thailand with its partner, the Asian Coalition…

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Showcasing Data for Improving Cities

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The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), originally founded in 2014 with a five-year ESRC grant, recently received further ESRC funding to continue its important work until 2024. In this blog Rhiannon Law highlights some of the…

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The Urban Brain at the Brocher Foundation

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In this blog, reposted from the Urban Brain website, Nikolas Rose describes the outcomes of a recent meeting of the Urban Brain Lab: Mental Health, Migration and the Megacity (M3) team at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland.…

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