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Interim research findings: university spatial development and urban regeneration

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University regeneration

New university developments are moving away from out of town campuses and focusing on integrated urban sites with good access to amenities and affordable housing. There are also high expectations of universities to lead the way in realising flagship developments which exemplify best practice in urban design, environmental and social sustainability. But universities are complex organisations and such projects require strong leadership, good communications, and solid financial underpinning to be successful.

Urban Pamphleteer is 'Magazine of the Week' on MagCulture

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Urban Pamphleteer featured on MagCulture

MagCulture have featured the Urban Pamphleteer in its 'Magazine of the Week' feature.

Matthew Gandy wins 2014 Meridian Book Award for ‘innovative’ The Fabric of Space

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The fabric of space by Matthew Gandy

Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography and former Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory (2005-11), has been awarded the 2014 AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography for his book The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination.

Call for Papers: Cyborg Cities and Urban Resilience

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Cyborg Cities_CLP

How can we engage with the dynamic and boundary-breaking role of technology and infrastructure in the Cyborg City within the context of global city region resilience? Cities have long embodied cyborg attributes with their complex interplay of socio-political, physical and digital infrastructures. Yet despite scholarly recognition of the fluid and constantly changing human-technology interface in ‘big infrastructure’ cyborg debates (smart grids, smart meters, public Wifi, national broadband networks and ‘big data’), policy and industry commentary on cyborg relations places clear demarcations between the social and the technical. Bringing an understanding of this dynamism and tension to contemporary city and infrastructure debates is critical if we are to understand, prepare for and develop new relations and adaptations in the cyborg city, particularly when systems are threatened or break down.

Call for Contributions: Urban Pamphleteer #6 Global Education for Urban Futures

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Urban Pamphleteer 1-4

Proposal deadline: Wednesday 25 March, 12pm GMT

Guest Editors: Paola Alfaro d’Alençon, Rupali Gupte, Johannes Novy, Mika Savela, Ben Campkin

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