MUI talks, papers and awards round-up

Awards and appointments 

Stefan Bouzarovski was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the ‘UiO:Energy’ strategic priority area at the University of Oslo. 

Jo Deakin has been appointed Special Advisor to a new Horizon 2020 project, UPLIFT: Urban Policy Innovation to address inequality with and for future generations, running from 1st Jan 2020 for three years.

Seth Schindler has secured Newton funding for a two-year project titled 'Socio-technical solutions to water security challenges in urban areas and post-disaster scenarios' and will collaborate with Anandrya Nastiti, Assistant professor at the Institut Technologi Bandung.

Publications and articles

Williams J, Robinson C, Bouzarovski S (2019) China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the emerging geographies of global urbanisation. The Geographical Journal doi: 10.1111/GEOJ.12332

Cristina Temenos co-wrote (with Marit Rosol, University of Calgary) a chapter titled 'The Greenest City Experience: Exploring Social Sustainability in Vancouver, Canada' for 'Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism', edited by Robert Krueger, Tim Freytag and Samuel Mössner, published by SUNY Press.

'Nature Rebounding in the Peri-Urban Landscapes that the Industrial Revolution Left Behind: North West England’s Carbon Landscape' by Janice Astbury and Joanne Tippett was named as one of the Highlights from The Nature of Cities in 2019.

More recent publications are available online. 

Talks, visits and engagement 

Stefan Bouzarovski was a keynote speaker at the ‘Community solutions to energy poverty’ conference that took place at the University of Zagreb on the 15th of January 2020. 

Jamie Doucette Zoning Epistemologies: Neoreaction, Blockchain, and Emergent Socio‐Technical Fantasies of Special Economic Zones. The 4th workshop on the geopolitical economy of East Asian developmentalism 2019, Osaka, Japan, 26-28 November 2019. 

Jamie Doucette Social Justice in the Developmentalist City? Contesting the Nexus between Urbanism and Developmentalism in East Asia. Asian Studies Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 15 January 2020.

Saskia Warren Pluralising mobile methods: researching (im)mobilities with Muslim women in Birmingham, UK. Transport Studies Seminar at University of Oxford, 27 February 2020.

More information on MUI talks and activities can be found on the website.

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