Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality Small Grants Fund now open

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The KNOW Small Grants Fund has just been announced. The Fund will award grants that enable UK-based scholars at UK universities, policy research institutions, and NGOs with a research portfolio to conduct research relating to the…

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What Does Everyday Politics Look Like?

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What does everyday politics look like? Community researchers in Greater Manchester have been exploring this question, with cameras in hand, as part of a project co-designed by Jam & Justice’s Action Research Collective. There are some…

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Extension agreed for Urban Transformations to continue until 2020

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Originally scheduled to end in 2018, the Urban Transformations programme has received an extension from the ESRC to continue its activities until June 2020. The portfolio recently welcomed another 10 projects to the portfolio, including a…

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New Research Priorities for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

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In this blog Ken Gibb, Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), outlines some of the key priorities for the Centre’s work in 2019. This piece was originally posted on the CaCHE website. …

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Applications for ‘Future Cities’ PhD Studentships Now Open

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The University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow have announced the launch of a collaborative series of PhD studentships of ‘Future Cities’, spanning some 20 different projects exploring various areas of cutting edge urban research. The…

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The CRUNCH Project: Sustaining Food, Water and Energy in an Age of Climate Change

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The CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus Choices: Operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a three-year JPI Urban Europe project that has recently been included in the Urban Transformations portfolio. Led by the University of Portsmouth, the research…

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Should We Be (Re)connecting Children with ‘Nature’ and ‘Natural’ Resources?

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This blog by Peter Kraftl, Principal Investigator of the project (Re)Connect the Nexus: Young Brazilians’ Experiences of and Learning About Food-Water-Energy, was originally posted on the RGS-IGB Geography Directions website. The Guardian newspaper recently reported that…

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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize: Applications Now Open

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The ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize is an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate the success of ESRC-funded researchers in achieving and enabling outstanding economic and/or social impact from excellent social science research. All finalists have a…

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Do local hiring conditions increase job creation for local residents?

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This piece by Henry Overman, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, has been reposted from the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. In January 2016, the WWCLG launched a…

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A Series of Policy Briefings from the Consuming Urban Poverty project

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The Consuming Urban Poverty project (Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa) recently launched a series of four policy briefings examining different aspects of food insecurity in urban Africa. This draws on…

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