Manchester Urban Institute runs a wide variety of different events and activities, and collaborates with a range of local, national and global partners.
PEM Seminar Series - Collective Place Making & Hybrid Transformations: Mapping al-Zaatari refugee camp between 2012 and 2019
Abstract: Refugee camps are often considered as temporary places built in response to an emergency crisis caused by wars and natural disasters. They are put in place with the view that a more permanent settlement will be provided elsewhere in the medium term for the displaced population. However, this is rarely the case as demonstrated through..
PEM Seminar Series - Dr Crystal Legacy: Governing future transport: Exploring the transport planning transition in an advanced neoliberal city
Abstract: Shared mobility and autonomous vehicles are emerging, but how to govern this transition remains uncertain. Internationally, government agencies face difficult challenges to effectively plan and regulate the deployment of these technologies, whilst simultaneously encouraging innovation. Being both a facilitator and an umpire in a gov..
PEM Seminar Series -Prof Andy Pike, Newcastle University Newcastle Upon Tyne: Financialising city statecraft and infrastructure
Abstract: Are we reaching the limits of transformation frameworks and archetypes in explaining changes in the funding, financing and governing of urban infrastructure? While the distinctions of Harvey’s managerial and entrepreneurial forms have proven enduringly useful, the current conjuncture presents a testing moment for understanding and..
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