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  • David Bell and Marie-Avril Berthet are happy to announce that their respective works have been published as part of The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies, that came out in June 2017. David co-wrote chapter 5, “Twin cities: territorial and relational urbanism” together with Mark Jayne, Phil Hubbard. Marie-Avril contributed to chapter 19, “Urban social movements and the night: Struggling for the 'right to the creative (party) city' in Geneva” together with Robert Hollands, Eva Nada and Virginia Bjertnes.

  • Anna McLauchlan was part of working group overseen by Wojciech Kosma (with Steven Anderson, Kathryn Ashill, Marta Jalowska, Phil Eaglesham and Pernilla Spence) that prepared for and undertook two performances concerned with art and political action. Performances introduced and concluded the summer school at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, 28-30 June.
  • Anna McLauchlan wrote two texts for MAP magazine –Writing in Absence and The Particular in General – about exhibitions associated with Collective in Edinburgh’s Satellites programme.

  • Yael Arbell presented a paper at the SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) annual conference in Lyon, titled "English community-led housing: creating alternatives in neoliberal times". 

  • Alex Schafran gave a keynote lecture at the Urban Thinkers Campus conference “'Education for the City We Need”, June 7-9 at TU Delft. The title of the lecture was “The Future of the Urban Academy”.
  • On 9 June Alice Butler presented a paper at the Urban Space and the Body conference, at the University of Cork, Ireland. The paper was written with Dr Alex Schafran and was entitled "Complexities of the 'shithole': understanding what people mean and how they respond to the discourse of denigration".
  • Paul Waley gave a talk entitled ‘Placing Tokyo within an East Asian Paradigm of Gentrification’ to the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna, on 27 April.

  • Paul Waley presented a paper entitled ‘Peri-urban China in Regional Context: The Demise of Mixed Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Face of Satellite Urbanization’ at the 2017 International Conference on China Urban Development, 5-6 May 2017, University College London. 

  • Anna McLauchlan contributed to Shona Projects, a unique learning experience that takes place on an island in North West Scotland called Eilean Shona.
  • Alex Schafran and Stephen Hall presented their paper “From Foundation Economics and the Grounded City to Foundational Urban Systems” at the 2nd Radical Social Innovation Symposium at Queen Mary University of London on 11 May 2017. The paper has been released as the 3rd working paper on Foundational Economics at, a site run by foundational economy scholars associated with CRESC / Manchester Business School.

  • Alex Schafran gave an invited talk on “Urbanization as an Economic Sector” at the NYU symposium on Finance, Crisis, and the City hosted by NYU Florence on 7 May 2017.

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