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Everyday Infrastructures in Medellin Explored in New summerLab Report

Everyday Infrastructures in Medellin Explored in New summerLab Report

20 November 2014

While the DPU summerLab team is working hard toward the release of the upcoming 2014 series pamphlet, our partners in Medellin have just published their report!
Making Sense of HIV/AIDs in Informal Settlements in sub-Saharan Africa

Making Sense of HIV/AIDs in Informal Settlements in sub-Saharan Africa

13 November 2014

From 30th – 31st October 2014, we hosted a workshop which focused on  Conceptualising the interactions between HIV and AIDS and urban informal settlements in eastern and southern African cities. This workshop was part ...
Building Knowledge for Peri-Urban Planning Practices

Building Knowledge for Peri-Urban Planning Practices

We are continuing our tradition of research in the peri-urban interface through several new initiatives, including some seed-funding recently awarded by the International Social Sciences Research Council. In the context of urbanisation and ...
New UKNA Fellowships for Staff, PhD students & Visiting Scholars, 2015 to 2016

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

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 ...
Ebola is a product of a destructive and exploitative global economic system

Ebola is a product of a destructive and exploitative global economic system

Head of the Institute for Global Prosperity Professor Henrietta Moore has contributed to the debate on Ebola's main causes in an article for The Guardian.

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DPU Book Launch: A Somali Nation-State: history, culture and Somaliland's political transition

DPU Book Launch: A Somali Nation-State: history, culture and Somaliland's political transition

27 November 2014

In this new publication, Dr Michael Walls of the DPU offers a strong rebuttable to the narrative of conflict and state failure that is typically attached to Somali politics. He presents a thoroughly ...
Meeting Development and Sustainability Challenges in North Europe and the Middle East

Meeting Development and Sustainability Challenges in North Europe and the Middle East

03 December 2014

Boosting inclusive, dynamic and innovative cities and regions should be targeted by central and local governments of both developed and developing countries. Challenges are greater in developing countries as administrations are unfamiliar with ...
Book Launch: The Capability Approach: From Theory to Practice

Book Launch: The Capability Approach: From Theory to Practice

05 December 2014

In recent years, the human development and capability approach has gained increased attention from academics, practitioners and policy-makers. Its freedom-centered view of development, its accounting for interpersonal and intercultural variations, its emphasis on ...