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Urban Survival Skills in the Anthropocene

In this guest post Dr Stephanie Wakefield writes about her research on the climate crisis and urban survival skills in the Anthropocene. Stephanie has been supported by the USF with an Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award, including grant funding towards knowledge mobilisation activities. From 2018-2021, supported by an Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, I carried […]

Protests reshaping cities: Islanders defending the shores in Kochi

In this guest post Dr Carmel Christy Kattithara Joseph writes about her research on displacement and urban space-making in Kochi, India. Carmel has been supported by the USF with an International Fellowship award, including grant funding towards knowledge mobilisation activities. In India, urban spaces are also sites of many protests for rights, livelihood and rehabilitation. […]

Counter-mapping as urban resistance

This guest post from Kristian Karlo Saguin, Ma. Simeona Martinez, Arnisson Andre Ortega, and Yany Lopez details some of the activities held and supported by a USF Seminar Series Awards grant during 2022. The Counter-mapping as Urban Resistance Seminar Series aimed to explore counter-mapping as a spatial strategy for various urban struggles amid increasing inequalities […]

Infrastructure, Inequality and the Neo-Apartheid City

This guest post from Dr Mori Ram, Dr Charlotte Lemanski, and Prof Haim Yacobi details some of the activities held and supported by a USF Seminar Series Awards grant during 2021-2022. The Infrastructure, Inequality and the Neo-Apartheid City seminar series involved four workshops between October 2021 and June 2022. The seminar series developed a conceptual […]

Three new Trustees

The USF is excited to welcome three new Trustees over the coming months. Dr Zarina Patel, Associate Professor of Human Geography at the University of Cape Town, will be the first appointment from October 2022. Zarina brings a wealth of knowledge in African cities and urban studies to the USF Board of Trustees, as well […]