Category Archives: Projects

This page contains posts relating to projects being carried out by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, or projects that CURA members are taking part in.

Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Cities in Europe: Chapter on the Social Investment Market

Tweet CURA Researcher Robert Ogman has published a chapter on the social investment market in a recently published book on Urban Austerity in Europe. Robert’s chapter discusses the relationship between austerity policies and the social investment market, showing government’s turn towards Social … 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 London Communities Commission: Building Local Capacity

Tweet CURAs Ines Newman writes about the independent London Communities Commission (LCC), which is tasked with looking into how citizens and communities in London’s most deprived areas might be strengthened and supported in these times of austerity. The LCC was set up in September 2015, … Continue reading

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PhD Opportunity at CURA: Securitisation in Urban Policy Making

Tweet CURA are delighted to offer a PhD scholarship on Securitisation in Urban Policy Making. The scholarship is available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2016 and provides a bursary of £14,296 PA in addition to University tuition fees. … Continue reading

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Collaborative Governance under Austerity: an 8 Case Comparison

Tweet CURA’s first research project is Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An eight-Case comparative Study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project will run from April 2015 to September 2017 and is exploring austerity governance in eight cities: Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona, … Continue reading

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