Tackling widespread hunger in cities means listening to the urban poor

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As urban food insecurity attracts growing interest in policy debates, Cecilia Tacoli – Principal Investigator of the project How the Urban Poor Define and Measure Food Insecurity and Nutrition – makes the case for ensuring that the…

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Searching for the ‘Smart City’ in Jalandhar

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This blog by Varun Patil, a researcher on the project Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban Age, outlines Jalandhar’s planned reinvention as a ‘smart city’, focused…

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Shimla: The slow contoured life of an imagined Smart City

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This blog by Ayona Datta, Principal Investigator of the project Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban Age, outlines the hopes and aspirations of Shimla as it…

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UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), together with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), are pleased to invite proposals to the UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment Prevention Research Scheme. This…

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Applications open for the CaCHE Policy Fellow Programme

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The UK Centre Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is now fielding applications for its Policy Fellows Programme. This is designed to provide senior and mid-career civil servants and policy/practice professionals an opportunity to explore areas…

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2019 Realising Just Cities Conference: Lessons, Impacts and Outcomes

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The rapidly growing number of people moving into cities all over the world presents a challenge of unprecedented size. It is crucial to find ways to make urbanisation a source for wealth, health and sustainability –…

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Inadvertent Exclusion in Future Visions of Smart Cities

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This blog by Gillian Rose explores the challenges of making smart cities more inclusive and the findings of her ESRC-funded project, Smart Cities in the Making: Learning from Milton Keynes. One of the main outputs of…

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Policy and Programme Manager (Informal Cities) at COMPAS

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COMPAS invites applications for a Policy and Programme Manager position to work on the Oxford Martin Programme on Informal Cities, to be based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of…

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Knowing the 21st Century City

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This blog by Professor Michael Keith, Coordinator of the Urban Transformations portfolio and PI of the Building Capacity for the Future City in Developing Countries (PEAK) project, is reposted from the PEAK Urban website.  The hubris…

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Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration – call for papers

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The Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Third Biennial Conference will be held in Brighton, United Kingdom on 24-26 June 2020 on the theme of ‘Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration‘. POLLEN 2020 is organized by the ESRC STEPS…

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