soweto south africa AURI workshop 2021

By Jan Riise on 12 mar, 2021

Everyone was asked to ‘drop their titles’ as levelling the playing field is one of the first things one must do when engaging in a process of co-production of knowledge. Marcela Guerrero Casas writes about the second AURI workshop.

By Jan Riise on 09 mar, 2021

Marcela Guerrero Casas writes about the responsibility of researchers to make scholarship in the public policy domain accessible through opinion writing, blogs and summaries for an audience of non-academics was the theme of the first in a series of three AURI workshops.

By David Simon on 29 okt, 2020

Understanding the role of cities in the Covid-19 pandemic can help us build a sustainable and equal future, David Simon writes in the Conversation. From its origin in Wuhan, China, COVID-19 has spread to become a predominantly urban-focused pandemic. Although much data on the pandemic is still unavailable, it is clear that urban areas have been at the epicentre. We can seize this opportunity to improve how we build, organise and use cities. To do this, though, we need to look more closely at the urban spread of coronavirus to understand its impact on existing inequalities. We can also learn...

5th avenue New York City during lockdown

By Jan Riise on 24 sep, 2020

Getting the Mistra Urban Futures team of seven plaforms and partners together for a study of local responses to the COVID-19 was easily done and some of the results were presented at an Urban Thinkers Campus in July, as part of the Sida-funded Consolidation Programme.

dunga beach kisumu

By Stephen G Agong' on 25 aug, 2020

Protecting and preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage could be a critical and valuable work for developing sustainable livelihoods and to support community empowerment in the Lake Victoria region. Such interventions are also expected to improve equality and support minority groups, writes Stephen G Agong', vice chancellor of JOOUST and director of the KLIP Trust.