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Read about the latest events and activities in the Manchester Urban Institute and associated research groups.

Sarah Marie Hall wins inaugural Jo Cox Prize
8 December 2017
Sarah Marie Hall honoured in tribute to campaigning MP

Lea-Catherine Szacka book award
6 December 2017
Lea-Catherine has been awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion

Albena Yaneva delivers keynote lecture at Yale School of Architecture
29 November 2017
Albena gave her lecture at the 'Environment, Reconsidered' conference.

Cristina Temenos awarded visiting fellowship at Cemore
28 November 2017
The Centre for Mobilities Research, based at the University of Lancaster, has announced three new fellows.

Kevin Ward working with graduate students in Oslo
23 November 2017
Kevin is one of four lecturers on the Urban Transformations course

'Comics and the Latin American City: Framing Urban Communities' - First-year report
17 November 2017
The project is exploring how comics help shape identities in urban Latin America by appealing to a diverse public via print media, public art and online communities.

Policy@Manchester launches On Energy
10 November 2017
MUI colleagues contribute to Energy publication.

Architecture and/for the Environment
7 November 2017
Isabelle Doucet is one of eight researchers selected for the 'Architecture and/for the Environment research project.

Academic papers and talks, September and October 2017
27 October 2017
There simply isn't space in the October-November MUI newsletter to include a round-up of papers and talks from September and October!

Staff spotlight: Alexia Yates
26 October 2017
In our second 'Staff spotlight' for the October-November MUI Newsletter, we asked Alexia Yates, Lecturer in Modern History, about her research, career highlights and more.

MUI building global urban research links
24 October 2017
Manchester Urban Institute is strengthening relations with groups of urban researchers around the world.

Cecilia Wong becomes Fellow of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
20 October 2017
Cecilia Wong, Professor of Spatial Planning and Director of the Spatial Policy and Analysis Lab of the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI), has become the newest Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

MARG lecture series - autumn/winter 2017
13 October 2017
Manchester Architecture Research Group have announced their lecture lineup for autumn 2017

Child Health Research Network announces Greater Manchester Devolution event
11 October 2017
Greater Manchester Devolution: The Implications and Opportunities for Child Health and Wellbeing Research will be held on Monday 20 November.

New book: Defining the Urban - interdisciplinary and professional perspectives
11 October 2017
Edited by MARG's Deljana Iossifova with Christopher N.H. Doll and Alexandros Gasparatos

Energy poverty and vulnerability: a global perspective
6 October 2017
A new edited book by Neil Simcock, Harriet Thomson, Saska Petrova and Stefan Bouzarovski was recently published by Routledge.

Professor Albena Yaneva delivered an invited lecture at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA
6 October 2017
Professor Albena Yaneva's lecture was part of the international conference REVOLUTIONIZING REVOLUTION: A Tender Guerrilla On Cis-Architecture.

Latest news round-up - 6 October 2017
6 October 2017
Catch up on recent activities, publications and projects.

Pioneering new project launches to restore industrial landscapes
3 October 2017
The project launch event took place on 28 September at the Lancashire Mining Museum.

Latest news round-up - September 2017
25 September 2017
Catch up on recent activities, publications and awards.

'Devo Matters' series: new podcasts
7 September 2017
The DevoManc Hub have released five new podcasts in the 'Devo Matters' series, exploring the devolution research that colleagues across The University of Manchester are undertaking.

Staff Spotlight: Isabelle Doucet
31 August 2017
In our first 'Staff Spotlight' for the August-September MUI Newsletter, we asked Isabelle Doucet, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism, about her research, career highlights and more.

Carbon Landscape Project Launch Event, 28 September 2017
30 August 2017
The project launch event takes place on 28 September at the Lancashire Mining Museum.

Multilingual Manchester update
29 August 2017
The Multilingual Manchester research unit hosted two public events in 2017.

Visiting Professor Bruno Latour, August-September 2017
24 August 2017
The Manchester Urban Institute is happy to welcome Professor Bruno Latour as a Simon and Hallsworth Visiting Professor 2017/18

If Devo Manc was an animal, what would it be?
16 August 2017
The Devo Manc hub has commissioned three short stories to mark the first 100 days of Greater Manchester's first mayoral term.

Ray Lucas to present papers at two international conferences
16 August 2017
Ray will be attending the World Architects Congress in South Korea and the Art and Presence conference in Denmark during September.

Isabelle Doucet contributes to 'Save | Change the City - Unbuilt Brussels #1' exhibition at the CIVA Foundation
16 August 2017
CIVA offers a unique perspective on half a century of town planning in Brussels.

Eminent social scientist to work with Manchester Urban Institute
3 August 2017
World-renowned Professor Bruno Latour has been appointed Simon and Hallsworth Visiting Professor.

Saskia Warren awarded AHRC Leadership Fellowship!
2 August 2017
Congratulations to Saskia on becoming the first SEED AHRC Leadership Fellow

University researcher joins project to bring urban stakeholders together
2 August 2017
The project, which launched last month, will address problems such as congestion, safety and pollution.

Saska Petrova: Illuminating Austerity
2 August 2017
Saska Petrova has a newly-published paper in European Urban and Regional Studies exploring the use of light in the home as an indicator of poverty.

Alexia Yates - podcast interview
2 August 2017
New Books Network podcast all about Alexia Yates' book.

Ian Mell: two new papers published on Green Infrastructure
2 August 2017
New papers on green infrastructure from Dr Ian Mell

EU World Cities Programme: MUI research part of Manchester - Adelaide proposal
28 July 2017
CityVerve and Triangulum projects part of a large collaboration proposal from Manchester City Council to Adelaide

The Future of Wigan and the Deal - Carbon Landscape workshop
28 July 2017
Joanne Tippett took RoundView to Wigan Council workshop

A round-up of MUI staff activities 17 to 21 July 2017
21 July 2017
Just a selection of the talks, workshops, conference presentations etc MUI colleagues have been busy with this week.

DevoCulture in the North project blogs
19 July 2017
Blog posts from Bob Dickinson and Yatie Aziz

Residential workshop on devolution and regional cultural policy-making
19 July 2017
Workshop organised by Abigail Gilmore and held in Hebden Bridge on 7 and 8 June 2017

Spotlight on...Dave Carter!
14 July 2017
Dave talks about challenges over the next few months, Smart Cities and more.

A round-up of MUI staff activities 26 June - 14 July 2017
14 July 2017
Just a selection of the talks, workshops, conference presentations etc MUI colleagues have been busy with since the last round-up.

New 'Devo Matters' podcast series - listen now!
11 July 2017
Brand new series of podcasts introducing the University of Manchester's devolution research.

More awards successes for MUI!
29 June 2017
CURE and Saskia Warren both on the winning side this week!

Harriet Thomson awarded ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact award!
29 June 2017
Dr Harriet Thomson recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council.

A round-up of MUI staff activities 19 to 23 June 2017
1 June 2017
Just a selection of the activities MUI colleagues have been busy with this week.

A round-up of MUI staff activities 1 - 16 June
16 June 2017
Just a selection of the talks, workshops, conference presentations etc MUI colleagues have been busy with this month so far!

Three new papers from the EVALUATE team
1 June 2017
The team working on the EVALUATE project have published three new papers

Ray Lucas exhibiting drawings at the University of Aberdeen; part of Strathclyde celebration and Aberdeen sound installation!
1 June 2017
Exhibition of 60 of Ray's drawings at the University of Aberdeen

Well cities: implementing a wellbeing valuation toolkit for urban learning
26 May 2017
Project information now available on MUI website

University opens its doors for annual community festival
26 May 2017
11am - 3pm on Saturday 17 June

A round-up of MUI staff activities 15 to 26 May
26 May 2017
MUI colleagues' activities over the last two weeks.

Ray Lucas seminar on Graphic Anthropology at Keio University
12 May 2017
In Tokyo for Co+Labo Radovic

Sotirios Thanos presenting at the AREUEA International Conference in Amsterdam
26 May 2017
Sotirios is presenting two papers

Yaron Matras receives prestigious award
26 May 2017
British Academy Wolfson Research Professorships for 2016/17

Andreas Schulze Baing talking at the Geo Business Conference in London
19 May 2017
Andreas speaking at the Geo Business conference in London on 24 May.

News from the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit: May 2017
19 May 2017
It has been a busy few weeks at IGAU!

Graham Haughton talk at the University of Florence
19 May 2017
Graham visited the University of Florence to talk about the rescaling of Manchester's planning and the Spatial Framework.

Launch of new research network to promote more socially inclusive transport systems in the global south
9 May 2017
The International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities (INTALInC) in the Institute of Transport Studies has now launched.

A round-up of MUI staff activities w/c 1 May 2017
5 May 2017
MUI activities this week

James Scorer: Comics and the Latin American City
28 April 2017
James Scorer secures Leverhulme funding for an international network on Comics and the Latin American City

MUI Director Kevin Ward - talks in April and May
21 April 2017
Kevin's activities over the next few weeks.

Dr Tom Gillespie secures a British Academy / Leverhulme Research Grant
4 April 2017
BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for 'Exploring transnational gentrifications in urban Africa: a pilot study of Accra, Ghana'

Manchester Urban Institute researchers amongst contributors to Greater Manchester mayoral policy briefing
6 April 2017
MUI researchers contribute to GM mayoral policy briefing curated by Policy@Manchester

Carbon Landscape scheme receives £2m from Heritage Lottery Fund
4 April 2017
The Carbon Landscape – Restoring Great Manchester Wetlands to the Community

Dr Colin Lorne secures an RGS-IBG grant
6 April 2017
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) have awarded a Small Research Grant for a pilot project on Spatial Politics and the English NHS.

Over a dozen urbanists from Manchester are in Boston to talk about their research.
5 April 2017
This year's American Association of Geographers annual conference takes place in Boston between 4 and 10 April.

Ray Lucas interview on Monocle 24 radio
31 March 2017
MARG's Ray Lucas interviewed about Sensory Urbanism

Lord Blunkett talks Brexit at launch of Manchester Urban Institute
16 March 2017
Former Home Secretary Lord Blunkett has visited The University of Manchester, to speak at a launch event for the Manchester Urban Institute.

Manchester Urban Institute launches
16 February 2017
The evening of Tuesday, 7 February 2016 saw the successful external launch of the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI).

Deljana Iossifova to serve as Director on Urban Studies Foundation board
26 January 2017
MARG's Deljana Iossifova has been invited to serve as a Director ('Trustee') on the Board of the Urban Studies Foundation (USF).

Łukasz Stanek to give keynote talk in Brussels
18 January 2017
MARG's Łukasz Stanek will give a keynote talk at the conference "Theory's History 196X-199X. Challenges in the Historiography of Architectural Knowledge"

MUI's Dr Jonathan Darling provides evidence in asylum accommodation inquiry
12 September 2016
Evidence from an ESRC-funded investigation into asylum accommodation and service provision presented to Home Affairs Committee