Category Archives: Events

This page contains information on events on issues related to the Centre for Urban research on Austerity.

First Annual Lecture – Professor Miguel Robles-Durán – The Dialectics of Parallel Urbanization: Cohabitation Strategies and the Politics of Scale

CURA is delighted to announce our first annual lecture, with Professor Miguel Robles-Duran (New School, New York City) on “The Dialectics of Parallel Urbanization: Cohabitation Strategies and the Politics of Scale”, from 18:00 to 19:30 on the 26th June at … Continue reading

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Municipal Socialism in the 21st century – Call for contributions

We are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 27th June, we will host a 1 day conference on the theme of Municipal Socialism in the 21st century. This will take the form of a dialogue between researchers, policy actors and … Continue reading

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Thinking Differently About Peri-urban Infrastructures

In today’s post, Valeria Gaurneros-Meza dn Steven Griggs report on the results of a two day workshop on peri-urban infrastructures hosted by CURA at DMU on May 2017. Whether we are travelling to work on a train, flushing a toilet, … Continue reading

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Workshop: Governance and conflict in urban/peri-urban infrastructures in Europe and Latin America

Since mid-2000s theories of network governance in public policy have been criticised for overlooking power relations and conflict in everyday practice. The workshop seeks to build upon these criticisms through the discussion on urban/peri-urban infrastructures. This topic is timely as … Continue reading

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From Protest to Resistance: Fighting Back in Hard Times

On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity will be hosting a public roundtable entitled ‘From Protest to Resistance: Fighting Back in Hard Times’. This builds on our successful workshop last year – ‘Resistance and Alternatives … Continue reading

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International Seminar on Social Movements

In this post, Mercè Cortina-Oriol reports back the seminar on Social Movements organised by the University of Girona and Fundación Betiko. The past 24th and 25th of November took place in Girona (Catalonia) the 1st International Seminar on Social Movements … Continue reading

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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

In this post, Jonathan Payne reports back on a two day workshop on local economic development (LED) and skills policy under austerity held by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in May. The workshop brought together leading UK … Continue reading

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Workshop: Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Adam Fishwick and Heather Connolly report back on a workshop they convened for CURA on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity. On 18th May CURA hosted our one day workshop on ‘Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity’ engaging with a range of … Continue reading

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Workshop on Labour and Development: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Date and Venue: Wednesday 1st June, 9.30-5pm, Hugh Aston building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK Conveners: Dr Adam Fishwick and Dr Anita Hammer Crisis of contemporary capitalism has put labour, development, class struggles and the state at the centre of … Continue reading

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Workshop on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

The new Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University (Leicester) is holding a workshop on Wednesday 18th May 2016 (9.30am-4.30pm) to discuss strategies for resistance and alternatives to austerity in urban settings across the globe. See registration details … Continue reading

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