Centre for Urban Research on Austerity
De Montfort University has recently set up the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity. The centre, described by the Times Higher Education Supplement as the first of its kind, aims to build on our current research into austerity and related concepts and practices, such as crisis, resistance, resilience, renaissance and transformation, and bring together activists, students and academics working on these issues to develop new networks and projects.
The centre was formally launched at a workshop on on 18 and 19 November 2015, with a keynote lecture by Professor Erik Swyngedouw (University of Manchester) and Professor Karel Williams (University of Manchester).
Our first major project is Collaborative Governance under Austerity: An eight-Case comparative Study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
The centre is pleased to offer a PhD scholarship on Securitisation in Urban Policy Making commencing in October 2016 - the deadline for applications in on Tuesday 29 of March.
CURA launch event videos
Professor Jonathan Davies
Professor Karel Williams
Professor Eric Swyngedouw
You can also read our blog or follow us on Twitter at @cura2015
If you would like further information about the Centre please email Adrian Bua or Jonathan Davies
CURA researcher featured on the Times Higher Education website
Read the Times Higher Education piece on the impact of 'austerity politics' by CURA researcher, Professor Jonathan Davies here.