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Manchester Urban Institute

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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

Clean Air for Greater Manchester - Joint Launch of The University of Manchester’s Air Quality Supersite and Manchester Urban Observatory

15:00 - 17:00 18 September 2019

The launch of two major investments in air quality research at The University of Manchester The event will launch The University of Manchester’s Air Quality Supersite and the Manchester Urban Observatory. Worth £2 million, these major capital investments combine expertise from the Manchester Environmental Research Institute, the Manchester..

“Welcome to the City of Expired Tear Gas”: Tourism and Politics in Hong Kong

16:00 - 17:30 19 September 2019

During the worst political crisis in Hong Kong’s history, anti-government protesters have staged massive sit-ins at the city’s airport. This talk examines the tactics and promotional materials used by the protesters to make their case, and compares them with those of the colonial authorities during an earlier crisis – the 1967 disturbanc..

Research Uncovered

17:00 - 21:00 27 September 2019

Friday 27 September is European Researcher’s night and for the fifth time Manchester Museum will be hosting a special late opening showcasing Manchester’s finest researchers and their work for an adult audience. There’ll be research on show, music, drinks and a lively atmosphere. Our participation in European Researchers Night is funded..

GDI and MUI Lecture with Prof Raquel Rolnik: Urban Warfare - housing under the empire of finance

17:00 - 18:30 14 October 2019

The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Raquel Rolnik: Urban warfare - housing under the empire of finance In cities across the world the story is the same - housing is in crisis and increasingly available only to the wealthy. Models of home ownership that originated in the US and UK are now exported across..

PEM Seminar Series-Trees, rain barrels and electric cars are Green Infrastructure? Canadian policy and residents’ knowledge

13:00 - 14:00 16 October 2019

Abstract: In the recent decades, there as been rapid adoption of the term green infrastructure (GI) in a number of fields and a corresponding exponential increase in GI literature. At the same time governments are all levels have inserted the term into policy. In many cases, urban residents are expected to play a central role in installing an..

PEM Seminar Series - Climate Change and Urban Design in Vienna - Austria

13:00 - 14:00 23 October 2019

Abstract: Climate change - more than in many other field of research we have to deal with a highly complicated, interdisciplinary and global problem. Alternative energy sources need to be further developed, reliable and holistic solutions to climate problems are sought, and serious pollution problems are still unresolved. Future-oriented basic..

PEM Seminar Series - Commercial Real Estate Market Structure and Transaction Liquidity — A Social Network Analysis

13:00 - 14:00 06 November 2019

Abstract: The study analyses the market network structure evolution of the selected commercial real estate (CRE) markets in the United Kingdom. While previous studies discuss investors’ behaviours at an aggregate level but assuming investors make decisions independently, this paper investigates the transaction counterparties and their transa..

PEM Seminar Series - Collective Place Making & Hybrid Transformations: Mapping al-Zaatari refugee camp between 2012 and 2019

13:00 - 14:00 20 November 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 - Prof Alex Singleton, University of Liverpool

13:00 - 14:00 04 December 2019

Abstract: TBC

PEM Seminar Series -Prof Andy Pike, Newcastle University Newcastle Upon Tyne: Financialising city statecraft and infrastructure

13:00 - 14:00 19 February 2020

Abstract: TBC

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