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New UKNA Fellowships for Staff, PhD students & Visiting Scholars, 2015 to 2016

New UKNA Fellowships for Staff, PhD students & Visiting Scholars, 2015 to 2016

29 October 2014

The UKNA consists of over 100 researchers from 13 institutes in Europe, China, India and the United States, and represents the largest academic international network on Asian cities. The UKNA is being funded ...
Award for PhD research on indigenous resistance to resource exploitation in Chile

Award for PhD research on indigenous resistance to resource exploitation in Chile

27 October 2014

Cristian Olmos has received a prize in appreciation of his work on indigenous communities in the Atacama Desert, Chile. The award was made by the Faculty of Architecture of the Istanbul Technical University ...
Learning Lima: Collaborative action-learning through mapping

Learning Lima: Collaborative action-learning through mapping

Learning Lima [www.LearningLima.net] is an action-learning platform set up in September 2012 as a collaborative undertaking between DPU (Adriana Allen and Rita Lambert) and a number of partnering organisations and local ...
Re-imagining planning central to 2015 World Cities Report

Re-imagining planning central to 2015 World Cities Report

Reinvigorating planning and reinforcing political support for sustainable urban development will be among the key topics in the forthcoming World Cities Report 2015. The report is an important benchmark the lead up to ...

Who is feeding African Cities?

DPU ESD staff and students contribute to a new book on Irrigated urban vegetable production in Ghana, edited by the International Water Management Institute

Visible Anthropology through mapping: DPU PhD candidate receives distinguished award

In recognition of her innovative doctoral research, Tatiana Ome has recently received an academic prize awarded by ‘Visible Anthropology’ (Antropología Visible), an initiative coordinated by the University of Los Andes in Bogota ...

DPU History Booklet Now Online

As part of our on going 60th Anniversary Celebrations we are delighted to publicly launch a booklet celebrating the our history.

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Cities Methodologies 2014

Cities Methodologies 2014

27 - 31 October 2014

'Cities as Engines of Economic Growth' Revisited

'Cities as Engines of Economic Growth' Revisited

19 November 2014

The concept of ‘cities as engines of economic growth’ has become ubiquitous since the 1990s. However, when Nigel Harris first raised the economic significance of cities in the mid-1970s, it was a seen ...