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Call for Trustees

The deadline for applications to the USF Board of Trustees is 27th October 2023 (23:59 UK time). The Urban Studies Foundation (USF) seeks to recruit up to three new Trustees to serve on its Board, starting throughout 2024. To ensure that the Board will be in the strongest possible position to meet USF objectives, the […]

Re-thinking the spatial politics of global urbanization processes: The contested relationalities of port cities past and present

In this guest post Dr Lazaros Karaliotas, Dr Andy Davies, Dr Martina Kapsali and Professor David Featherstone discuss their 2022-2023 seminar series, which was supported with a USF Knowledge Mobilisation Awards grant. This seminar series sought to contribute to debates around global urbanization, decolonialisation and the urban political by using the contested relationalities of port-cities […]

Beyond the Creative City

In this guest post, Dr Lauren England and Dr Abigail Gilmore discuss a 2023 workshop from the European Creative Cities and COVID-19 Seminar Series, which was supported with a USF Seminar Series Award grant. On the 23rd June 2023, 19 academics from around the world came together for a hybrid ‘Beyond the Creative City‘ workshop […]

Decolonising the City: Co-designing a participatory arts-based research toolkit with migrant communities in Athens, Greece

In this guest post Dr Anna Papoutsi, Dr Penny Travlou and Dr Antonis Vradis write about their participatory arts-based research with migrant communities in Athens, Greece. Their work has been supported by the USF Decolonising the City (DtC) Knowledge Mobilisation Award. Decolonising the City (DtC) was a Knowledge Mobilisation Award funded by the Urban Studies […]

Temporalities of urban natures: narratives, imaginaries, and practices

In this guest post Dr Lucilla Barchetta and Dr Mathilda Rosengren write about their workshop series, which has been supported by the USF with a Seminar Series Award. The workshop series Temporalities of urban natures: narratives, imaginaries, and practices (TUN) was instigated by Dr Lucilla Barchetta (Ca┬┤ Foscari University of Venice) and Dr Mathilda Rosengren […]