Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
The Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional (SURF) are pleased to announce that Jessica Symons, one of our research fellows, has successfully secured a Salford Advantage Fund grant.
The School's Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) is looking for two budding student writers to join the Editorial Team of Platform.
#digitalbiospheric is a pilot project exploring the potential of digital transformations to build long-term capacity within deprived urban communities in order address food austerity.
Videos are now available of the two-day international symposium on ‘the Flexible City’ that was held at the University of Oxford last month, investigating the future of urbanisation and of urban theory.
Community centre managers were given the opportunity to meet with their peers and talk about issues affecting their own organisation and the communities they serve.
Alex Wharton, SURF, and Nathalie Long, Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations gave a presentation to the Royal Geographic Society annual conference in London at the end of August, on how community hubs have the potential to transform cities and create a more socially just, economically viable and ecologically sustainable future,
In early September, Professor Tim May and Dr Beth Perry from SURF hosted and presented at the Universities, Cities and Transformation Workshop.
SURF are pleased to welcome Vincent Walsh, Director of the Biospheric Foundation, as a practitioner-researcher working on the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform for Mistra Urban Futures.
SURF was invited to the talk at the Business School Seminar Series at Bangor University this month.
Platform, the online portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester, is looking for two student writers to join its editorial board.
Jessica Symons is the newest member of the SURF team. She joins the University as a Research Fellow with interests in creativity, cultural meaning and urban sustainability.
SURF will host a two day international workshop on 1 and 2 September 2014 at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester.
In March 2014 SURF attended the Retrofit 2050: Policy and Practice Conference at Arup, London.
In February 2014 Tim May and Beth Perry were invited to present on ‘Universities, Cities and Powerful Knowledge’ to the Learning Lives spring events programme at Bristol University.
SURF has designed and developed a research seminar exploring the politics of evaluation, in partnership with the AHRC-funded ‘Cultural Intermediation and the Creative Economy’ research programme. The seminar will take place in May 2014 at Liverpool Central Library. It will be hosted by the Institute of Cultural Capital and will be led by SURF and Dr Dave O’Brien, City University London.