Locating and Practicing Land’s Social Values Through Collective Inquiries and Problem Solving

In this guest post, Dr Mi Shih and Professor Kathe Newman describe their research on the democratisation of land development, which was supported with a Knowledge Mobilisation Awards grant from the USF.  This project was born out a desire to democratize calculative techniques used by government land officials and private real estate developers to intensify […]

Towards resilient and liveable neighbourhoods post Covid-19: Evaluating neighbourhood quality in Sydney (AUS) and Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)

In this guest post Dr Ozgur Gocer, Dr Ayse Ozbil Torun and Dr Seraphim Alvanides write about their research project on changing ‘home environments’ after the pandemic. Their work was supported with a USF Pandemics and Cities grant. Our research project aimed to address changing ‘immediate home environments’ influenced by climate change, hybrid work arrangements, and the […]

Peripheral centralities: Lost, past, present and future

In this guest post, Professor Nicholas Phelps, Professor Roger Keil and Professor Paul Maginn write about their seminar series, which was supported by the USF through a Seminar Series Award grant. The seminar series – Peripheral Centralities – was initiated by Nicholas Phelps (University of Melbourne), Paul Maginn (University of Western Australia) and Roger Keil […]

The plumbers of Delhi: Migration, plebeian sociality and citizenship in an occupational community

In this guest post, previous USF Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Sanjeev Routray discusses his 2022 research and organising work with plumbers in Delhi, which was supported with a USF Knowledge Mobilisation Awards grant. Between 2016 and 2019, I received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Urban Studies Foundation to carry out research on a project entitled The […]

Eight new USF International Fellows

The Urban Studies Foundation is thrilled to announce that eight new International Fellows will begin their USF-funded work over the coming year. Each grant funding award will support the Fellow with a visiting sabbatical designed to support the development of their research publications and outputs. This year’s Fellows will travel from positions in Ecuador, India, […]