By Perry and Sitas on 19 Aug, 2019
Festivals can play a central role in creating more sustainable cities. Beth Perry and Rike Sitas at Mistra Urban Futures Sheffield and Cape Town platforms have looked at 18 festivals all over the world. The article is republished from The Conversation under Creative Commons.
By Ryan Bellinson on 26 Jul, 2019
I, like most other researchers, am passionate about the topics I investigate. So when I was recently presented with an opportunity to participate in a TV programme, I was quite excited to share my work with a new audience. The Turkish Television programme ‘Roundtable’ consisted of a 30-minute discussion between four panelists focusing on climate change and the role of cities. I was told by one of the show’s producers a day before filming the programme that the host would ask questions about why cities are meaningful when discussing climate change, explore how cities can contribute toward...
By richardgoulding on 13 Jun, 2019
Two teams of housing activists, academics and practitioners from Gothenburg, Sweden, and Manchester and Liverpool in the UK, have been taking part in a mutual learning exchange this year. Organised by the University of Sheffield and Mistra Urban Futures, here the UK participants reflect on their visit and what ideas they plan to take back with them. The exchange programme is about: The aim of our exchange was to swap ideas and experiences of how neighbourhoods can be transformed by communities in the two countries, without falling into the traps of gentrification and top-down property-led...
By Jan Riise on 27 May, 2019
The implementation of the New Urban Agenda seems to have lost some of its initial momentum and enthusiastic support. This is one of the key questions when the first ever United Nations Habitat Assembly starts today in Nairobi, Kenya.
By Shelley Kotze on 17 May, 2019
4th Global Food Security, Food Safety and Sustainability Conference May 10-11, 2019 – Montreal, Canada Conference Report Shelley Kotze attended The 4th Global Food Security, Food Safety and Sustainability conference convened this May in Montreal, Canada, with this year’s theme being ‘Ensuring food security through sustainable agriculture and food safety. I attended as a representative of the Urban Rural Gothenburg Research Forum to promote and discuss the work that the forum has been conducting with regards to City-Region Food Systems, with specific acknowledgement to projects currently...