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Researchers develop blueprint for future Indian cities

Researchers develop blueprint for future Indian cities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities

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The study was carried out by researchers on the ESRC-funded 'New Urbanisms in India: Urban living, sustainability and everyday life' project 

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Cities could be the secret to fighting climate change

Cities could be the secret to fighting climate change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The world’s population could reach almost 10bn by 2050; most of those people will live in cities.  To accommodate an additional 3bn people, we’ll need to build the equivalent of one new city that can support a million people every five days between now and 2050.
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The article reports on research from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics & Policy.

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Mitidaption's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:43 AM

While cities are large consumers of natural resources they offer new technologies/solutions for climate change

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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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Startup survival rates are best outside of big cities

Startup survival rates are best outside of big cities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A myth is that cities are overwhelmingly responsible for growth and value creation. A new Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) Growth Dashboard, developed by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) in collaboration with GrowthAccelerator, suggests a more complex picture.

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Mark Hart, the author of this articles, is deputy director at the ESRC funded Enterprise Research Centre


Article first published 27 June 2014

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