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  • Paul Chatterton has been appointed as a Commissioner for the Co-operative Council's innovation network on housing. See here for more information.

  • Paul Routledge gave an interview on Radio: Drivetime - Southern rail strike (BBC Radio London) about how trade unions make the decision to strike and the importance of having the right to strike and to safe, well-paid work. Available here.

  • Alex Schafran co-organized and participated in a two-day workshop entitled A New Politics of the City: Developing creative and radically interdisciplinary understandings of cities, urbanization and human settlements, funded by LHRI and PHRS at Leeds. This is part of an ongoing Sadler Series on the New Politics of the City which runs all academic year.

  • Alex Schafran gave a talk on his recent Housing Policy Debate paper rethinking housing tenure in the United States at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference Nov 4th in Portland, Oregon, USA. He also participated in a panel discussion on the suburbanization of poverty.

  • David Bell presented the opening keynote at the Critical Hospitality Studies Symposium in Edinburgh on 28-29 July. His talk was called ‘Hospitality as invitation, or, the art of eating together’

  • Find here the final report of the ESRC seminar series on cohousing Paul Chatterton was involved in and was launched in Parliament on 22 June.

  • Paul Chatterton has been in the news commenting on EU referendum. See the BBC article here.

  • Alex Schafran gave an invited talk to the Vietnamese Institute for Urban Planning on “Contemporary restructuring and retrofitting of urban regions in the USA” on 14 April 2016.Paul Waley presented a paper entitled “Using local idiom and a regional approach to challenge globalising tendencies” to an international workshop for the ESRC-funded project Governing the Future City: London Johannesburg and Shanghai at UCL on 22 April 2016.

  • Agnieszka Labonarska gave a presentation on the “Spatial politics of urban food commons” at the 2016 AAG Conference in San Francisco (California, USA) as part of the session on “Transformations of land and property in the current political economy”; and had been awarded the AAG Student Travel Award to forge new relationships and potential collaborations with US-based and other scholars working on the similar topics.

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