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Informal Working Practices and the Governance of Everyday Life

In this blog, CURA’s Adam Fishwick (@Adam_Fishwick) and Valeria Guarneros-Meza (@valguarn) develop three avenues of enquiry relating to urban informality, following a one day workshop held in June 2019. Informality, although a contested concept, has been considered relevant by interdisciplinary approaches to … Continue reading

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CURA’s Visiting Fellowship Scheme Open

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity at De Montfort University is pleased to advertise its 2019-2020 call for short-visit fellowships. Proposals are welcomed in any area of research expertise identified by CURA including:  impacts of austerity, retrenchment and neoliberalisation … Continue reading

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CURA Seminar “On Public-Commons Partnerships and a new commons sense” with Keir Milburn on 20 November

Keir Milburn (@KeirMilburn) kicks off CURA’s 2019-2020 seminars with his latest work on the broad theme of New Municipalism entitled “On Public-Commons Partnerships and a new commons sense“ Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019 Venue: Hugh Aston Building, DeMontfort University, room … Continue reading

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Leon Reichle’s “3 minute PhD” wins top DMU award

In April 2019, CURA PhD researcher Leon Reichle entered the “3 Minute Thesis” competition at DeMontfort University. The format requires participants to record a 3 minute summary of their PhD project (or a part of it), that would be comprehensible … Continue reading

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CURA’s Adam Fishwick awarded prestigious International Academic Fellowship by Leverhulme Trust to continue his research on Latin America

CURA’s Latin American research networks are expanded further as  Dr Adam Fishwick is awarded the prestigious International Academic Fellowship by Leverhulme Trust.    Adam’s Fellowship is due to commence in February 2020, when he will be working at CEIL-Conicet in … Continue reading

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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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