Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Urban scholarship is pre-occupied with the implications of an enduring economic crisis, which poses challenges and threats to cities far beyond those directly caught up in the crash.
In August 2013 Karen Smith gave a paper at the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in London to a mixed audience of academics and practitioners.
The SURF Centre is pleased to announce that the report from the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform is ready.
On 9 July 2013 SURF held a workshop as part of the AHRC Cultural Intermediation project.
87 articles and counting. If you’ve been looking for a portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester, then look no further.
In June, Beth Perry travelled to Aberystwyth to take part in a dialogue about art-science collaborations around climate change.
The core aim of the EPSRC project, of which this workshop is a part, is to develop the knowledge and capability to overcome the separation between the "what" and "how" of urban scale retrofitting in order promote a managed socio-technical transition in built environment and urban infrastructure.
The Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference (SPARC) is a forum for developing research, offering a space for postgraduate researchers from all disciplines to exchange ideas.
In May, Beth Perry was invited to speak at University College London’s Future Univercities seminar. Along with Andrew McGettigan, Mike Raco and Jan Toporowski, Beth examined issues of governance, finance and accountability in university-city interactions.
How, why and to what ends does community emerge as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development? This was one of the central questions posed at a 2-day seminar at the University of Leeds, held as part of the Sustainable Practices Research Group.
In March the annual Mistra Urban Futures meeting took place in Cape Town, South Africa. Hosted by the African Centre for Cities, the meeting brought together researchers and practitioners from Gothenburg, Greater Manchester, Kisumu and Cape Town for a packed three days across three venues.
Members of the GMLIP have begun collaboration with academics from Manchester and Durham universities on the Low Carbon Labs initiative.
Beth Perry has spent a week as a Visiting Professor at Lille University, Northern France. She was invited to spend several days at the institution speaking to staff and students, as well as attending regional meetings as an expert witness.The invitation was extended as a result of work on knowledge cities and regions, urban knowledge exchange and the future of universities.
Sustainable Stories is an interactive exhibition to share and provoke discussions about the future of Greater Manchester. It aims to engage the public in a shared conversation about challenges, issues and solutions to make Greater Manchester more sustainable.