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Urban Informality: An International Workshop

Linking informal working practices and the governance of everyday life Thursday 27 June | HU2.37, Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester This workshop will seek to trace the possible relationships between dynamics of informality that cut across  governance, work … Continue reading

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Concrete Peace: Building Security in Colombia

Austin Zeiderman, LSE CURA/ PPP seminar Date and time: 16th May 2019, 4-6pm Venue: Hugh Aston Building, Room HU2.06, DeMontfort University Abstract Public and scholarly debates in Colombia frequently gloss the work required to achieve peace as la construcción del posconflicto, or … Continue reading

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Power and Capacity in Urban Climate Governance

Pete Eckersley, Nottingham Trent University LGRC/ CURA seminar Date and time: 8 May 2019, 3-5pm, Venue: Hugh Aston Building, HU3.96, DeMontfort University Abstract This LGRC/CURA seminar, which draws on the findings of a monograph published in 2018, introduces a new … Continue reading

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CURA Events Spring/Summer 2019

CURA is pleased the confirm a lively programme of events in May, June and July, as follows: Date & Time Event details 8 May 3-5pm, HU3.96 P Eckersley, Nottingham Trent University Power and Capacity in Urban Climate Governance LGRC/CURA seminar … Continue reading

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Revolutionary and reactionary urbanisms: La Paz, El Alto and Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Mike Geddes, University of Warwick Date and time: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 2.00-4.00pm Venue: Hugh Aston Building, Room HU3.96, DeMontfort University Abstract Urban identities in Bolivia have historically reflected, but also significantly shaped, the country’s complex and conflicted history. La … Continue reading

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Municipalism 2019: An International Exchange

Registrations are still open  for the 2nd conference on Municipalism, to be held at De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, 4-5 April 2019. Registrations will close on Monday 1st April 2019, at 17:00 (GMT). Abstract In the last decade, austerity has had a significant … Continue reading

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CURA research seminars launched for 2019

CURA research seminars for Winter/Spring 2019 have been launched, with two CURA members, Dr Jenni Cauvain (@jenniviitanen) and Dr Adam Fishwick (@Adam_Fishwick) with Dr Heather Connolly  (@DrHMConnolly) taking the upcoming slots on February 20th and March 13th respectively. Jenni will … Continue reading

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Municipal Socialism- Lessons from UK Local Government?

In today’s post Neil Barnett reflects on the theme of his presentation at the Municipal Socialism conference hosted by CURA in June 2018. Firstly, a note about this intervention/ contribution to the debate. Given the stimulating nature of the debate … Continue reading

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Municipal What? Reflections on #municipalsocialism in the 21st century

Dr Bertie Russell – research associate at the University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute and contributor to our recent Municipal Socialism conference – offers some core reflections on the role of municipalist political strategies for the 21st Century. Central to his … Continue reading

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Conference Registration Open: Municipal Socialism in the 21st Century

With the rise of “new municipalisms” across the world, the launch of the #FearlessCities movement in Barcelona last year, and the recent renewal of commitments to “municipal socialism” by the UK Labour Party, it is timely to consider what municipal … Continue reading

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