Urban Transformations profiled in Society Now magazine

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The latest volume of the ESRC’s Society Now magazine features a detailed profile of Professor Michael Keith, Coordinator of the Urban Transformations portfolio, and his thoughts on the ways that cities are now reshaping almost every…

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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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A new edition of UT Connect on Urban Transformations in the UK

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The latest volume of UT Connect, following on from previous editions such as the Habitat III special issue, showcases some of the UK-focused work of the Urban Transformations portfolio. Spanning austerity governance, gentrification and rioting to…

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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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‘Future of the Cities’: A short film on the Urban Transformations portfolio

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‘The challenges of the 21st century are in reality the challenges of the city.’ This summer the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) launched a short video on the future of cities, highlighting the work of…

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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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Back to the ‘Urban Commons’? Social Innovation through New Co-operative Forms in Europe

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Professor Michael Keith and Dr Igor Calzada, MBA                The fourth and final workshop from the series ‘Bridging European Urban Transformations’ took place on 12 February 2018. The title of the workshop was ‘Rethinking the Urban Commons…

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PhD studentship on urban inequality, health and transit

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The challenge of urban inequality to promote health, wellbeing and sustainable travel behaviour Eligibility: Home/EU and International Students Bursary: £15,000 per annum for three years + £4,500 for research support, including travel and subsistence for visits…

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