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Bilge Serin published on mass media discourse on housing futures

Posted: December 12, 2017 at 11:07 am   /   News

Bilge Serin has recently published a short article on the representation of housing futures in mass media  and its discontents “Have you noticed the change in the city?” – Mass Media and Housing Futures in Turkey’ on Research Turkey Policy Blog. Since the 1970s, neoliberalism has been produced and contested globally in urban areas (Peck et al., […]

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Jenny Wood published on children’s outdoor play

Posted: December 12, 2017 at 11:00 am   /   News

Jenny Wood has recently published her research article ‘What difference do rights make?: Decentering the governance of children’s outdoor play in Scotland and Wales’ in Narratives, Resistance and Contestation. Local government services are generally considered either child or universal. Town planning falls into the latter category, and neglecting the land use needs of children is […]

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Bilge Serin wrote the representation of housing futures in mass media

Posted: November 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm   /   News

Bilge Serin has recently published a blog on the representation of housing futures in mass media ‘Ever wanted something more? – Mass Media Representation and Housing Futures’ on Institute for Social Policy, Housing, and Equalities Research Blog. “Ever wanted something more? Ever thought there could be a better way to live free from the shackles of […]

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Jenny Wood published on ‘Planning for children’s play’

Posted: November 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   News

Jenny Wood has recently published her research article ‘Planning for children’s play: exploring the ‘forgotten’ right in Welsh and Scottish policy’ in Town Planning Review. A range of practical examples and research indicates that planners are not always equipped to critically consider children’s play. Whether this be due to policy, lack of knowledge or unwillingness, evidence […]

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Call for Abstracts: Violence, Space, and the Political

Posted: November 7, 2017 at 3:37 pm   /   News

In this, multi-disciplinary, conference we wish to think through the imbrications of violence, space, and the political. Given that our present conjuncture is one constituted by innumerable sites of apartheid, exclusion, oppression, and indeed, resistance(s), such an interrogation is both crucial and potentially productive in re-thinking questions of power and radical politics. In this zeitgeist the […]

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Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live

Posted: October 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm   /   News

Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live A conference organised by Amps – Architecture_Media_Politics_Society 25-26 January 2018 University of the West of England, Bristol Health and Housing The origins of the Public Health Movement in the UK lie in 19th Century campaigns to improve the living conditions of the working poor. […]

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XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:40 am   /   News

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, […]

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Patrick Geddes Learning Festival

Posted: September 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm   /   News

The “Patrick Geddes Learning Festival” will take place on 28 – 29 September 2017 in Edinburgh. The conference will be delivered in partnership with the Patrick Geddes Learning Centre for the two-day conference. The Patrick Geddes Learning Festival will be held in the newly refurbished Riddles Court, just off the Royal Mile – a historic building with […]

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Making a Place We Can All Call Home: Placemaking and Homecoming – Our Collective Spirit @ Work?

Posted: September 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm   /   News

EICSP http://eicsp.org/ Sept/Oct 2017 4 x 2hr Explorations: Thursdays – September 14 and 28, October 12, and 26, 2017 Augustine Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh: 6.30pm to 8.30pm Presented and facilitated by Ian Wight PhD FCIP GTB For those who sense a ‘maker’ of sorts within themselves, including their role in the making of […]

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Health and Housing Conference, Belfast, 14-15 September

Posted: September 1, 2017 at 11:26 pm   /   News

Housing plays a central role in offering vulnerable people and those with complex needs the independence that enhances life opportunities. This conference will explore how housing, health and social care can work together to deliver housing and health options for the future, to lessen the pressure on services and deliver positive outcomes. Delegates will leave with […]

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