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Events

Manchester Urban Institute runs a wide variety of different events and activities, and collaborates with a range of local, national and global partners.

Upcoming events

AHRA PhD Student Symposium

24 - 25 April 2019

The AHRA Research Student Symposium 2019 takes as its starting point a broad and prolonged transition occurring in architectural research during the past decade. New and interdisciplinary approaches emerge as a result of our world’s socio-political and techno-ecological transformations towards relational, processual “architectural research..

MARG 2019 Lecture series "Corporate Sustainability: The Global Cement Industry and Its Approach to Architectural Culture" by Dr. Kim Föster

12:30 - 14:30 24 April 2019

MARG 2019 Lecture series "Corporate Sustainability: The Global Cement Industry and Its Approach to Architectural Culture" by Dr. Kim Föster

Urbanisation, Infrastructures and Everyday Life

01 - 03 May 2019

Keynote speakers: Prof Em Clara Greed (UWE) Dr Christoph Luethi (EAWAG) Prof Nicholas Rose (King's College London) Dr Farhana Sultana (Syracuse) Countries undergoing rapid urban transformations experience shifts in various infrastructural systems. However, there are explicit tensions between the apparent need to develop national infrastructu..

GDI Lecture Series: Ambitious and ambiguous public investments in African cities with Edgar Pieterse

16:30 - 18:00 08 May 2019

The Global Development Institute is pleased to host Edgar Pieterse as part of the GDI Lecture Series, talking about: Ambitious and ambiguous public investments in African cities Urban governance in most African cities is marked by weak regulatory enablement by national governments, limited autonomous fiscal resources, limited managerial capac..

MARG 2019 Lecture series "British Television and the Abolition of Every Possibility of Remoteness" by Dr. Léa-Catherine Szacka

12:30 - 14:30 22 May 2019

MARG 2019 Lecture series "British Television and the Abolition of Every Possibility of Remoteness" by Dr. Léa-Catherine Szacka

Scaling up participatory development in towns and cities of the global South

12 - 13 June 2019

The Global Development Institute will host a mini-conference to understand the opportunities and constraints on scaling up participation in towns and cities of the global South with a range of academics and practitioners. The purpose is to develop and share experiences of participation that is taking place, analyse outcomes from efforts to dat..

Developing age-friendly cities: Turning urban research into practice

10:00 - 16:00 26 June 2019

This event will provide the opportunity for dialogue between researchers, policy makers, practitioners and older people working on issues relating to ageing, age-friendly cities and urban change. It will provide practical insights into how urban research can influence policy and practice. Understanding the relationship between population age..

MARG 2019 Lecture series "Comparaison in the Cold War: Thinking Third World Urbanisation Through the Second World" by Dr. Lukasz Stanek

12:30 - 14:30 26 June 2019

MARG 2019 Lecture series "Comparaison in the Cold War: Thinking Third World Urbanisation Through the Second World" by Dr. Lukasz Stanek

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