Exploring Age-Friendly Cities in the UK and Brazil: The PLACEAGE Project

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Ryan Woolrych Population ageing and urbanisation have raised challenges in terms of how we can best design communities to support an ageing population. Urban areas offer potential advantages in supporting older adults to age-in-place including proximity…

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Urban Transformation and ‘New Style’ Urbanisation in China

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9 – 12 July 2018, University of Glasgow The 2018 International Conference on Urban Development will bring together researchers from urban studies, geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, urban management and public policy as well as…

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Co-creating learning loops for public realm improvements in Brunswick, Manchester

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Dr Janice Astbury As a result of their scale and range of activities, universities have a tremendous impact on the neighbourhoods around them. If a university is attentive to the needs of its neighbours, this impact…

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Urban regeneration through community participation: Reflections on the case of the Kasbah of Algiers

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Sandra Jovchelovitch and Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez With half of humanity now living in urban areas, it is no accident that the 21st century is considered the century of cities. Urbanization has transformed human lives and cities are…

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The Geovation Challenge: Greener, Smarter Communities

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Urban Living Birmingham The Greener, Smarter Communities and Cities Geovation Challenge is focused on developing solutions to communities’ real needs for future-proofing the communities and cities in which we live. Geovation sees ‘smart communities’ as placing people first, with…

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‘Cities in Transition: Unequal Innovation in African Cities’

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Urban Transformations will be hosting a workshop on ‘Cities in Transition: Unequal Innovation in African Cities’ on 31 January 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will bring together a range of speakers to explore the…

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Urban incubators, innovation and inequality

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Max Nathan   The growth of shared, flexible urban workspaces for startups and SMEs is now a striking, and very visible feature of British cities. Over the past decade or so, startups and small firms in retail,…

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Smart Shrinkage Solutions – Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe (3S RECIPE)

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Every fifth city in Europe and about 70% of cities in the former Soviet bloc countries are struggling today with a decrease in population and its effect on urban development (economic decline, built environment decay and…

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Reuniting health and planning in the context of NHS Healthy New Towns

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UWE Bristol, through the ESRC-funded project Reuniting Planning and Health: Tackling the Implementation Gaps in Evidence, Governance and Knowledge, has been organising a series of expert seminars exploring the intersection between public health and urban planning…

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Governing the Future City – the Redevelopment of Old Oak Park Royal, London

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Governing the Future City is an international ESRC-funded project looking at innovative approaches to urban governance and planning in Johannesburg, London and Shanghai. This blog, following on from an introductory article, an overview of research in the area…

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