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Urban Futures Podcast – Tackling City Decline with Andy Pike

Tweet In this second edition of the Urban Futures podcast we talk to Andy Pike, Professor of Local and Regional Development and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development studies, at Newcastle University about recent work he and … Continue reading

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

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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From Protest to Resistance: Fighting Back in Hard Times

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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SOURCE: A Network for Change

Tweet In this post Federico Guerrieri introduces SOURCE, an online network coordinated by the New Economics Foundation, that is designed to catalyse collaboration between academics, policy professionals and civil society organisers from across Europe committed to tackling the biggest economic, … Continue reading

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Follow the Protest: Exploring the Limits and Torsions of Collaborative Governance in Nantes

Tweet In this post Steven Griggs, David Howarth and Andrés Feandeiro  report the findings from the exploratory research in Nantes, carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network, … Continue reading

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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Workshop: Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Local Enterprise Partnerships, Skills Strategies and Austerity

Tweet In this post Jonathan Payne introduces a CURA-funded scoping study that he is carrying out with Phil Almond and Jonathan Davies into the role of local enterprise partnerships in developing skills strategies in a context of austerity Many commentators … Continue reading

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The austerity-security symbiosis

Tweet There are different ways in which austerity and security come hand in hand in contemporary political affairs. Three examples include Greece’s financial crisis and the socio-economic and political insecurity generated from the ideological disputes on whether to carry on … Continue reading

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Workshop on Resistance and Alternatives to Austerity

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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