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Student essay winner: A Transport Solution for Congested Leicester – That’s right, Monorail!

By Chris Whiting / @ChrisRWhiting CURA is proud to publish outstanding student contributions pertaining to pressing issues facing cities today. In today’s blog, @DMUPolitics MA student Chris Whiting discusses an innovative solution to transport problems in Leicester, asking whether a … Continue reading

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Student essay winner: The Cost of the Jewels in Crown Heights

How the sharing economy hollowed out Brooklyn? By @DMUpolitics student Michaela Cracknell /@kyliecracknell CURA is proud to publish outstanding student contributions pertaining to pressing issues facing cities today. In this blog, MA Politics student Michaela Cracknell explores the relationship between … Continue reading

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CURA Annual Lecture

We are delighted to announce details of CURA Annual Lecture 2019: Speaker: Dr Sarah Marie Hall  , the University of Manchester Title: “From ‘community’ to ‘social infrastructures’? Repoliticising social relationships and responsibilities in austere times” Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019 … Continue reading

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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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Conversing with Goliath: Participation, mobilisation and repression

Dr Valeria Guarneros-Meza of CURA reports from an ongoing investigation into environmental conflict in Mexico. Outputs from the collaborative research “Conversing with Goliath” have recently been reported in Mexican media, see details below.   Despite the normative framework promoting consultation and participation … 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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