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CURA Events and Seminar Schedule 2020/21

Welcome to the CURA Events and Seminars Programme for 2020/21. The next CURA members meeting will be held on 25th November 2020 9.30-11.30. MS Teams Link – CURA Meeting This programme sets out current and forthcoming CURA events for the … Continue reading

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CURA invites expressions of interest from outstanding prospective PhD students

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) invites expressions of interest from outstanding prospective PhD students, who would like to apply with us for an AHRC Midland 4 Cities PhD Scholarship. We welcome applications from students developing innovative, interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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Unpicking municipal governance in mining policy in Mexico

  Dr Valeria Guarneros-Meza presents in CURA’s final seminar of 2019: “Unpicking municipal governance in mining policy in Mexico” Date and time Wednesday 4 December 2019, 2-3pm Venue Hugh Aston Building HU5.12, DeMontfort University Abstract The presentation summarises the findings … Continue reading

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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 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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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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