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Building the BRICs: How can developing countries plan the cities of the future?

Building the BRICs: How can developing countries plan the cities of the future? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The UN estimates that more than 6bn people will live in cities by the year 2045 – compared with fewer than 4bn today. But these huge numbers hide subtle complexities. Every city is growing at a different rate, in its own distinctive direction – each one is an open, complex system, which generates cultural, economic and technological innovation by combining new materials with unique histories.
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This article is part of a series on publicly-funded UK research at the UN Habitat III summit in Quito, Ecuador. It is a collaboration between Urban Transformations Network – Economic and Social Research Council (UT-ESRC) and The Conversation. This is a modified version of an article that appeared on BBC Brasil.

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The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking

The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The coalition prioritised cutting migrant numbers but has also made life more difficult for those still coming in.
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Author of this article, Ben Gidley, is a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). He has also received ESRC funding for his research.

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Foreign workers drag down UK wages, says bank chief

Foreign workers drag down UK wages, says bank chief | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In a dramatic intervention yesterday, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said high rates of immigration helped explain why pay rises had been subdued for several years.

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Article cites The Migration Observatory based at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford

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Number of Romanians and Bulgarians not in work increases 15 fold in eight years

Number of Romanians and Bulgarians not in work increases 15 fold in eight years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One in five migrants from Romania and Bulgaria of working age not in jobs as almost 50,000 a year arrive

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Article cites The Migration Observatory who are based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) which receives core funding from the ESRC.

Article originally published 30 Dec 2014

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Immigration figures: PM's pledge 'in ruins' as net annual migration soars to more than quarter of million

Immigration figures: PM's pledge 'in ruins' as net annual migration soars to more than quarter of million | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
David Cameron’s pledge to cut immigration is in ruins after net annual migration soared to more than a quarter of a million.
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Article cites The Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC and is based at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) within the University of Oxford.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson calls for quotas on EU migrants

London Mayor Boris Johnson calls for quotas on EU migrants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
London Mayor Boris Johnson says quotas for European migrants should be considered by the Conservative party to win back voters. VoR's Juliet Spare reports.
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The article refers to reports from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Report shows the extent of exclusion from the welfare safety net for migrants in Berlin and Madrid

As the debate about migrant access to social welfare rages across Europe, this pilot study of the situation in two cities – Berlin and Madrid – starts to fill the very large gaps in real knowledge about the issues and principles at stake.

City-Level Responses to Migrant Families with Restricted Access to Welfare Benefits sets out the findings of research conducted by the COMPAS-based researchers, Jonathan Price and Sarah Spencer.
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COMPAS is funded by the ESRC.

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Europe's war on refugees: 'We live like animals here'

Europe's war on refugees: 'We live like animals here' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

After fleeing war-torn homelands, stateless refugees are stuck in limbo.

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The article quotes Franck Düvell, senior researcher at Oxford University's Centre on Migration Policy and Society, which is ESRC-funded.

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Polish now biggest migrant group in Wales, says study

Polish now biggest migrant group in Wales, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A MAJOR analysis of the migrant population of Wales has been released today by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory.


It showed that Wales's foreign-born population increased by 82% in the last decade proportionally more than the increases in England (61%) and Northern Ireland (72%), but less than Scotland (93%).

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The Migration Observatory is based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. COMPAS research is core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Most Romanians and Bulgarians already had full access to benefits before 2014

Most Romanians and Bulgarians already had full access to benefits before 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research reveals most Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK were unaffected by the “transitional controls” in place until the start of this year.

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The Migration Observatory is based at the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford.  

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Cities, cyborgs and social science: how will we live in the year 2065?

Cities, cyborgs and social science: how will we live in the year 2065? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new form of research is needed to bring us the cities of the future.
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The article was written by Michael Keith, Director of the ESRC-funded COMPAS and coordinator at the ESRC Urban Transformations programme.

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Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies

Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immigration and benefits policy changes mean local authorities are struggling to cope with duties of care to thousands of children, a new report says

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) based at the University of Oxford

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Cameron To Drop Migrant Cap After Merkel Protest

David Cameron has dismayed Tory backbenchers after ditching plans for a cap on the number of European migrants coming to Britain, reportedly after pressure from Angela Merkel.


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Article cites The Migration Observatory who are based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) which receives core funding from the ESRC.

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Outrage as taxpayer-funded economist claims Britain has 'masses of room' for more migrants

A taxpayer funded economist has provoked outrage after he told MPs Britain has “masses of room” for more immigrants.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford

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Dave's Big Migration Promise Is Now 'Dead And Buried'

David Cameron's pledge to bring net migration down to the "tens of thousands" is effectively "dead and buried" as official figures revealed that its level rose to 260,000 in the year to June.


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Article cites The Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC and is based at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS) within the University of Oxford.

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UK Immigration: Firms with EU Workers Are More Likely to Report Growth

UK Immigration: Firms with EU Workers Are More Likely to Report Growth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The CIPD says employers have been turning to EU migrants to fill vacancies.

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Article cites The Migration Observatory which is based at the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford.

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Reinforcements arrive in Calais to deal with migrants making for Britain

Reinforcements arrive in Calais to deal with migrants making for Britain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

French police reinforcements have arrived in the northern French city of Calais after its mayor threatened to block the port, unless Britain does more to stem the flow of illegal migrants.

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The article quotes Dr Franck Düvell, of the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford.


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Sharp rise in EU migrant numbers

Sharp rise in EU migrant numbers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There has been a significant rise in the numbers of migrants reaching Europe in recent months, the BBC has learned.

The number of people attempting the dangerous sea crossing from North Africa to Italy has risen sharply, says Frontex, the EU border agency.

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The article quotes Franck Duvell, associate professor at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society at the University of Oxford.

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Innovative ideas spark a revolution

Innovative ideas spark a revolution | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Radical ideas with the potential to revolutionise the current approach to long-term care are being funded by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The successful projects include 'Flourish: Inspirational aging', which focuses on on reframing the concept of need, moving away from a care system that concentrates on providing physical support towards one that focuses on positive wellbeing. Flourish is a collaboration between Digital Laundry, Northumbria University, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York; ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford; and Cedilla Publishing.

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The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford is funded by the ESRC.

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