Urban KNOW small grants fund now open – apply before 18 November

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Urban KNOW is pleased to announce the opening of the second round of the KNOW Small Grants Fund. The Fund will award grants that enable UK-based scholars at UK universities, policy research institutions, and NGOs with…

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Picturing Cape Town’s townships: sandy neighbourhoods, neglected space and thriving enterprise hotspots

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In this picture blog, the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC)‘s Ivan Turok explores house building, community development and enterprise expansion in some of Cape Town’s townships. This piece was originally posted…

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SHLC Capacity Development Acceleration Fund now open

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Applications are now open for SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund and Visiting Research Fellowship. The SHLC small grants fund supports a visiting research fellowship programme, as well as pilot research, knowledge mobilisation and research management projects, to help…

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Picture this – Living in the world’s largest cities

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What is it like to live in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing cities? What might a person living in Govanhill, Glasgow, have in common with a person living in Daryaganj, Delhi? This photography exhibition at…

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Planning for impact in international development research projects

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How do we create meaningful and relevant impact in international research projects funded by Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)? How is ODA-related research impact different to that measured in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF)? Where can…

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Lecture: Skill diversity and the evolution of formal employment in cities (4 November)

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What drives formal urban employment in a developing economy with informality? In this PEAK Urban lecture, Eduardo Lora investigates a model that combines two sources of urban agglomeration economies: complementarities at the firm level between workers…

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Seminar series: City networks and migration governance

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The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) in partnership with the Maison Française d’Oxford will be hosting a series of seminars this autumn themed around ‘City Networks and Migration Governance’. These will take place every…

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Jalandhar: emigration, transnationalism and the future of a ‘smart chowk’ development

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This blog on the proposed smart city development in Jalandhar by Ayona Datta, Principal Investigor of the project Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban Age, was…

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The Northern Housing Summit 2019

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This year the Northern Housing Consortium launched #OurNorth, a celebration of the role local authorities and housing associations play in creating the communities in which 15 million people live. But #OurNorth is not just about highlighting…

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Age-Friendly Guidelines and Recommendations: Glasgow, 4 October

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The Place-Making with Older Adults: Towards Age-Friendly Communities (PLACEAGE) project (2016-19) has been undertaking research to explore how older adults experience ageing across different neighbourhoods and to identify implications for the delivery of Age-Friendly Cities and…

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