Audio library

A collection of podcasts and presentations from the Manchester Urban Institute.

Summer Institute in Urban Studies 2018

At #SIUS2018 in Singapore, we recorded each of our eight plenary speakers. While not the same as being there, hopefully they give you a sense of the content and tone of the debate and discussion! These are available in the playlist below.

'Risky business: Explaining the use of complex financial instruments by local governments' - Rachel Weber

Professor Rachel Weber from the University of Illinois at Chicago visited the Manchester Urban Institute in early 2017, giving this talk on 22 March.

'The fabric of space: water, modernity and the urban imagination' - Matthew Gandy

Professor Matthew Gandy (UCL) gave the School of Environment, Education and Development annual lecture on 24 September 2014.

A world of cities? Comparison across the disciplines

Audio presentations from 'A world of cities? Comparison across the disciplines' workshop, held at The University of Manchester on 17-18 May 2012.

Geographies of aspiration: Urban places, constitutive connections and methodological innovations

This workshop was jointly organised by the Asia Research Institute, and the Cities Research Cluster of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore; and the cities@manchester on 22-23 July 2013.