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

Reflecting on Environmental NGOs in Regulation

17:30 - 19:00 04 October 2023

An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Carolyn Abbot Environmental NGOs contribute to the regulatory space in a variety of ways. They can be involved in shaping the rules of regulation by participating in both the drafting of law and policy frameworks within which regulation is developed and, more directly, in the setting of environmental stand..

Conversations on Urban Ageing and Sustainable Cities

14:30 - 10 October 2023

In Conversation, MUARG and MUI present: In collaboration with the Manchester Urban Institute, Jenny Fisher and James Evans will be in conversation discussing Urban Ageing and Sustainable Cities. The conversation will be chaired by Tine Buffel of MUARG and will explore the connections between ageing in cities and urban sustainability. James wi..

SEED Inaugural Lectures

16:30 - 18:30 11 October 2023

On Wednesday, 11 October join the School of Environment, Education and Development for inaugural lectures from Professor Stephen Walker (Architecture) and Professor Susie Miles (Manchester Institute of Education) from 4.30pm - 6.30pm Our inaugural lectures provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and career progression of recently..

Understanding User Needs

12:00 - 14:00 12 October 2023

Do you have a research project where you are thinking about how to engage external stakeholders in the development of a new digital product or piece of software? Do you have experience in undertaking this sort of research and development? If this is you, or if you want to know more about how you can do this, then join us for an event on Thur..

Engaging Stakeholders in Building Climate Resilience

15:30 - 17:00 25 October 2023

The Sustainable Futures Challenge Area, Resilient Futures, and Creative Manchester present this special event exploring how the arts and sciences can collaborate in addressing the challenge of climate resilience. A short theatre performance will be followed by a Q&A discussion with an inter-disciplinary panel of respondents. The Boxer’s Gui..

Sustainable Futures October Seminar Series

14:00 - 15:00 26 October 2023

Our October 2023 edition of the Sustainable Futures Seminar Series will feature the following presentations from some of the leading academics working on the new national energy research centres. This seminar will feature the following presentations... - Professor Aoife Foley, Chair in Net Zero at The University of Manchester, will present o..

Plastics Question Time - One Bin to Rule Them All

10:00 - 16:00 27 October 2023

Have you ever wondered why plastic recycling in the UK is so confusing and chaotic? Join our interactive session to discuss and discover why this is the case and explore solutions. Explore the world of plastic recycling with our interdisciplinary research team involved in the innovative ‘One Bin to Rule Them All’ project. They will be on..

Conversation on Urban Ageing and the Cost of Living Crisis

12:00 - 01 November 2023

In partnership with the Manchester School of Architecture and the Centre for Ageing Better, Camilla Lewis and Sarah Wilkinson will be drawing on new research to discuss the impact of the cost of living crisis on urban ageing. Camilla has recently completed a pilot study in Greater Manchester exploring the impact of the cost-of-living crisis o..

Researching the City - the Economic Transition of Manchester: A Case Study

16:00 - 17:30 09 November 2023

Manchester Urban Institute is delighted to welcome Mike Emmerich to The University of Manchester on Thursday, 9 November to deliver the biennial Brian Robson Lecture Researching the City - the Economic Transition of Manchester: A Case Study We hope you can join us for what is set to be an inspiring speech, which will close with a small drink..

Data Science of the Natural Environment

10:00 - 16:00 23 November 2023

This conference will be held in person: CityLabs 1.0 Hosted by The University of Manchester’s Digital Futures platform, and run jointly with Alan Turing Environment and Sustainability special interest group, this one-day conference aims to bring together researchers and various stakeholders partners together to share developments at the da..

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