Workshop: Towards a fully automated housing system in 2030?

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From mortgage credit scores to smart home apps, advances in data and technology are dramatically reshaping how housing is bought and sold by homeowners and investors, operated by landlords, and inhabited by all of us. New…

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Retrofit city-making: A multimedia exploration of vertical occupation in Cape Town

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In this blog by PEAK Urban’s Liza Rose Cirolia, Nobukhosi Ngwenya and Barry Christianson, the authors explore the potential of ‘retrofit city-making’ through the case study of an abandoned hospital in Cape Town, now occupied by…

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Picturing Dhaka: Bustling streets, famous street food and rubbish playgrounds

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In this picture blog for the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), Irfan Shakil, Tanjil Sowgat and S. M. Tafsirul Islam explore the streets of Dhaka. They come across busy streets, challenging…

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Under Reform international workshop in Delhi: 3 March 2020

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The ESRC-funded project Under Reform (UNDERstanding Indian Urban Governance REFORM: A Comparative Analysis of the Smart City Mission Reforms and Their Impact on Sustainable Urban Mobility) international workshop will be held at the India International Centre…

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AHRC-led climate call on Living with Uncertainty: Town hall meeting – 16 December

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On 16 December, between 10am and 4.00pm in London (venue TBC), the AHRC is hosting a town meeting to discuss its forthcoming call on Living with Uncertainty, focused around climate resilience. The UK Climate Resilience programme…

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A global ‘toilet revolution’ is underway – but it’s polluting water and ignoring the urban poor

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This piece by Deljana Iossifova, Purva Dewoolkar and Youcan Ren has been reposted from The Conversation: you can view the original article here. Don’t take toilets for granted. Their connection to a managed sewage disposal system protects you…

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SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme: Call open

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Deadline for proposals is 4pm on 5 December 2019. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals to their second funding opportunity through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The…

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Upcoming call: ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC)

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The ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) call for proposals, planned to open in December/January, invites researchers, cities, municipalities, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to build transnational consortia to create challenge-driven innovation and research…

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Smart urban intermediaries: End of project findings

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As the project Smart Urban Intermediaries – Trans-European Research, Learning and Action draws to an end, the project has released a number of outputs on its website. These include, besides a series of short films and a…

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Socially smart cities: Making a difference in urban neighbourhoods

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This blog by Alison Gilchrist, written as the Smart Urban Intermediaries – Trans-European Research, Learning and Action  project draws to an end, outlines some of its key findings. This blog has been reposted from the project…

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