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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Zimnina Making: The Urban Nexus of Food, Water, and Energy in the City of Sofia

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Ralitsa Hiteva In the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia, many people prepare pickled vegetables (zimnina) for the winter months. This widespread practice touches on basic service issues like water and energy supply, as well as food…

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Democratising public health and urban sustainability: How can nexus framings be useful?

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Saurabh Arora (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK) and Leandro Giatti (SPH, USP, Brazil) Public health and urban sustainability are inextricably linked. The World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized this, drawing attention to the critical interdependence of…

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High-Rise Residential Development: An International Evidence Review

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Dr James White, CaCHE Co-Investigator based at the University of Glasgow, will lead an international evidence review on high-rise residential development. This blog provides more information about the project and how to get involved.  The number of…

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Craft metrics to value co-production

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To assess whether research is relevant to society, ask the stakeholders, say Catherine Durose, Liz Richardson and Beth Perry. This article was originally posted on Nature.  Advocates of co-production encourage collaboration between professional researchers and those…

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Municipal What?: Reflections on #municipalsocialism in the 21st century

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Bert Russell provides reflections on a how municipal socialist ideas, practices and projects can contribute to struggles for justice in the 21st century. This piece is reposted from the Urban Institute website.  The “Municipal Socialism in the…

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