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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

PEM Seminar Series - Prof Alasdair Rae, University of Sheffield--'An English Atlas of Inequality'

13:00 - 14:30 04 March 2020

Abstract: Inequality has long been recognised as a social problem worth talking about. For example, in Plato’s Republic from 380BC he observes that “any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich”. Likewise, in Benjamin Disraeli’s novel ‘Sybil, or The Two Nations’ he refers to..

PEM Seminar Series - Dr Claire Colomb, University College London--“Our city is not for sale”. The politics of regulation of platform-mediated short-term holiday rentals in European cities

13:00 - 14:30 18 March 2020

Abstract: In the space of a few years, short-term (“holiday”) rentals have become a contentious issue in many cities around the world. Their proliferation was facilitated by the emergence of new forms of ‘platform capitalism’ shaped by for-profit online platforms which organise supply and demand and take a commission for intermediation..

PEM Seminar Series - Dr Nuno Pinto, University of Manchester (PEM)

13:00 - 14:00 29 April 2020

Abstract: TBC

PEM Seminar Series - Dr Carys Jones, University of Manchester

13:00 - 14:00 06 May 2020

Abstract: TBC

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