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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Understanding the complex challenges of Brazil’s cities

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This piece by Andreza de Souza Santos is an introduction to the new edition of UT Connect, looking at different elements of the Brazil-UK research collaboration on cities.  Children living in small municipalities in the state…

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Delving deeper into subsurface data

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This blog, by Rhiannon Law at the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), is reposted from the UBDC website.  As you walk along city streets you probably aren’t thinking much about what lies beneath the surface of…

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Looking back at the ‘Bridging European Urban Transformations’ series

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Dr Igor Calzada introduces the latest edition of UT Connect, summarising the activities of a collaborative workshop series that took place between 2016 and 2018 in Brussels, ‘Bridging European Urban Transformations‘. Spanning a range of issues…

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Making cities tick

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In this profile, first featured in Society Now and reproduced here, Arild Foss talks to Professor Michael Keith about the ESRC Urban Transformations network and his work on how cities function, how different interventions can improve…

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Social Housing Green Paper: The Potential Pitfalls of Housing Association League Tables

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The much-awaited Social Housing Green Paper was recently released and one of the main proposals is to introduce league tables to rank the performance of social landlords. In this blog, cross-posted from the UK Collaborative Centre…

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Hope Meets Expectation

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Security at the Margins (SeaM) project member SJ Cooper-Knock researches urban inclusion. This blog, which is reposted from the SeaM website, is drawn from her recent work on the everyday lives of informal settlement residents in…

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Exploring Age-Friendly Cities in the UK and Brazil: The PLACEAGE Project

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Ryan Woolrych Population ageing and urbanisation have raised challenges in terms of how we can best design communities to support an ageing population. Urban areas offer potential advantages in supporting older adults to age-in-place including proximity…

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The PARCOUR Handbook – Effective Policy Delivery in Contractual Urban Regeneration

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Dr David Williams The Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment (PARCOUR) project has recently completed its project handbook, exploring examples of effective policy delivery in the nine case studies spread across Brazil, the Netherlands…

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