New £2m ESRC call for research methods development and innovation

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This week ESRC launches a new £2m research methods development grants call to address methodological challenges in the social sciences. Maintaining our prominent global position in social science research methods is critical if we are to respond effectively…

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How technology disruption challenges the urban commons and individual

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This blog by Professor Michael Keith, Coordinator of the Urban Transformations portfolio and Principal Investigator of the PEAK Urban project, is based on a paper presented by Michael Keith to the World Urban Forum on 10…

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Is migration an untapped resource in transformations to sustainability?

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This interview with Neil Adger, one of the Principal Investigators of the MISTY: Migration and Sustainability project, explores some of the connections between migration, cities and sustainable development. This piece has been reposted from the T2S…

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How does migration fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Migration is a key part of our society. With around 750 million migrants across the globe, migration should be incorporated into sustainable development planning, and in particular in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is…

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Picturing Madurai: Smart fruit market, local craft heritage and water shortages

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In this picture blog, reposted from the SHLC website, Dr Arvind Pandey explores living conditions, from housing to craft culture, in Madurai city, India. His explorations paint a vivid picture of the beautiful city alongside some…

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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2020

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ESRC is pleased to announce that the Celebrating Impact Prize 2020 is now open for applications. This is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-supported researchers who have created or enabled outstanding impact. We celebrate…

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Sustainability through social power: Medellín as a case study

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Ahead of the PEAK Urban retreat in Medellín, this blog by Santiago Mejía-Dugand gives an overview of the city’s growth and the central role of social urbanism in its development.This piece has been reposted from the…

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Future Cities and New Economy: World Urban Forum event

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9 February 2020, 16.30 – 18.30:Hall 2: Room 1, Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center As part of the 2020 World Urban Forum, PEAK Urban will host a networking event Future Cities and New Economy Series: Interdisciplinary Dialogues on economic opportunities…

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Nature-based Urban Living Lab as a catalyst for the circular economy in South Africa

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In this blog Dr Kevin Winter describes how the WASTE FEW ULL (Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs – Mapping and Reducing Waste in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus) project is supporting improved water use in South Africa through…

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Changing behaviour, one chai at a time

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Is Smart about infrastructure? Or about effecting social change? Insights from Indore’s waste management revolution by Dr Morgan Campbell, part of the project UNDERstanding Indian Urban Governance REFORM: A Comparative Analysis of the Smart City Mission…

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