On Precariousness, Public Cultures, and the Open City – A Graduate Seminar on Methodologies

Dear Graduate Students, You are invited to attend a Graduate Seminar on Methodologies titled, On Precariousness, Public Cultures, and the Open City by Alison Young, Francine V. Mcniff Professor of Criminology at the University of Melbourne. It will be held on 27th March 2018, 2 – 3.30pm at the Research Division Seminar Room, Shaw Foundation Read More…

The Decolonization of Planning

The Global Urban Studies Cluster will be hosting an upcoming seminar titled The Decolonization of Planning by Associate Professor Pierre Belanger, from the Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. It will be held on 15th March 2018 (Thursday), 10.30am – 12pm at the Research Division Seminar Room, Shaw Foundation Building, AS7 #06-42. Dr Chang Jiat Hwee Read More…

Special Issue: ‘Urban friendship networks: Affective negotiations and potentialities of care’ just published in the Journal Urban Studies!

A special issue in the journal Urban Studies has just been published, which is a collection of papers that were originally presented at a workshop in 2013 on “Friendship and the convivial city”. This workshop was co-funded by the cluster (previously known as the “FASS Cities Cluster”). A link to the special issue of Urban Read More…

Summer Institute in Urban Studies 2018

  Date: 15-19 July 2018 The Summer Institute in Urban Studies (SIUS) 2018 will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in July, in collaboration with the Manchester Urban Institute and with co-funding from the Urban Studies Foundation. Following the three previous institutes that were held in Manchester, SIUS 2018 will provide Read More…

Hacking and Urban Infrastructure

The Global Urban Studies Research Cluster will be hosting our next seminar titled “Hacking and Urban Infrastructure” by Jason Hilgefort, International Coordinator at FUTURE+, Aformal Academy of Urbanism | Landscape | Public Art.  It will be held on 16th November 2017 (Thursday), 12 – 2pm at the Research Division Seminar Room, Shaw Foundation Building, AS7 Read More…

Fragmentation and polarization in Doha’s planning practice: the role of the 2022 World Cup and mega sport events

Our second seminar for the academic year is titled, “Fragmentation and polarization in Doha’s planning practice: the role of the 2022 World Cup and mega sport events” by Dr Simona Azzali from the Department of Architecture, NUS. It will be held on 2 Oct 2017, 10.00 – 11.30am at the Research Division Seminar Room, AS7 Read More…