The urban politics of wastewater-based epidemiology: transforming the relationship between waste, health, and urban governance

In this guest post, Drs Mohammed Rafi Arefin, Carolyn Prouse, and Josie Wittmer discuss their collective research on wastewater-based epidemiology, urban politics, and COVID-19, which was supported by a Pandemics and Cities grant from the USF. They explore the socioecological and biosurveillance effects of wastewater-based epidemiology, departing from the question: “How is wastewater-based epidemiology transforming […]

Memory as resistance and connection between popular settlements in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Medellin

In this guest post, Dr. Camila Saraiva discusses the findings of her research on self-building practices in Latin America and introduces Tramas Urbanas, a website she developed with support from a USF Knowledge Mobilization Award. Self-building urbanisation characterises a large part of urban Latin America. It results from the most varied combinations of actions involving […]

Shrinking Domesticities: Towards a global research agenda on urban micro-living

In this guest post, Dr Mel Nowicki, Dr Ella Harris and Dr Tim White describe their research on urban micro-living, which was supported by a Seminar Series Awards grant from the USF.  In cities across the world, small spaces are becoming big business. From co-living developments to micro-apartments, there is a growing urban trend for […]

Knowledge Mobilisation Awards (2024)

The USF is once again thrilled to announce that six proposals from our current awardees have been selected for additional funding, supporting knowledge mobilization projects that will be carried out over the next year. Each grant, typically worth around £5,000, will support projects in several countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and […]

Writing Urban India: Boosting urban academic writing among early career scholars

In this guest post, the Writing Urban India organisers describe their collective’s work, which was supported with funding by the USF.  India is the world’s most populous country, home to some of its largest cities, the largest democracy and a growing economic power. The relevance of evidence and scholarship from India for global urban studies […]