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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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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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CURA research seminars launched for 2019

CURA research seminars for Winter/Spring 2019 have been launched, with two CURA members, Dr Jenni Cauvain (@jenniviitanen) and Dr Adam Fishwick (@Adam_Fishwick) with Dr Heather Connolly  (@DrHMConnolly) taking the upcoming slots on February 20th and March 13th respectively. Jenni will … Continue reading

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