Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) final conference

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The three-year Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project took place in Oxford (funded by the ESRC) and three cities in Brazil (funded by FAP) and explored the links between health, wellbeing and mobility. The event on 12…

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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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Sixth call of the Open Research Area (ORA)

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The ESRC is pleased to announce the call for proposals as part of the 6th call of the Open Research Area (ORA). The 6th round of ORA is based on an agreement between the Agence Nationale…

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Urban Informality: An International Workshop

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The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity at De Montfort University is hosting an international workshop on ‘Urban Informality’ on Thursday 27 June 2019 at De Montfort University, Leicester. This event will seek to trace the…

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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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Applications Open for ESRC’s Festival of Ideas

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Our Festival of Social Science 2019 will run from 2-9 November 2019, with events being held across the UK. Events will cover a wide range of topics. The call for the 2019 Festival is now open. Applications close on 10 May 2019. There…

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(Re)Thinking the Off-Grid City – UKRI-GCRF funding call

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UKRI-GCRF is pleased to invite proposals for a new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research grants call which is focussed on the human-infrastructure interactions of the world’s most marginalised urban residents, specifically in the context of…

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The PARCOUR Project to Feature in a Special Issue of European Planning Studies

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The Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment (PARCOUR) project, a three-year collaborative project between the University of the West of England (USW), the University of Amsterdam and Universidade de São Paulo, has had its…

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