Past events

GDI Lecture Series: Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development - Postponed

16:00 - 17:30 1 December 2021

Due to the planned UCU strike action, this lecture has been postponed. We are working to reschedule...

GDI Lecture Series: How can we bridge the gap between local and global knowledge in urban development research?

17:00 - 18:30 24 November 2021

Conceptualising the realities of cities in the global South is often characterised by ‘informality...

Perfecting the River: Dams, Dreams and Organic Machines

15:00 - 16:00 16 November 2021

In 1996, the geographer Richard White published a book on the history of human exploitation of the C...

Climate Urbanism: Strategies for Just Transitions

14:30 - 17:30 11 November 2021

This event will present some of the pioneering research funded by the Urban Studies Foundation (USF)...

The Safe Place: Building a safe space for active and effective listening, sharing & allyship in the workplace

12:00 - 14:00 8 November 2021

Black women face barriers throughout their lives, including in the workplace. Organisations play a...

GDI Lecture Series: Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance

16:00 - 17:30 3 November 2021

In this talk, Kristen Hopewell presents research from her new book analysing the impact of growing U...

Dig for Victory: An interactive urban gardening workshop to grow Greater Manchester's sustainable food revolution

12:00 - 14:30 2 November 2021

Have you, or would you like to set up a community garden in your local area? Are you interested in...

Moving to a zero carbon world and the future role of hydropower

15:00 - 16:30 2 November 2021

This FutureDAMS webinar will be exploring hydropower as a key solution to the challenge of transitio...

ESRC Festival of Social Science Manchester

1 - 21 November 2021

The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Salford are...

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Graduate Symposium

20:00 - 21:30 28 October 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Graduate Symposium. The COVID-19 crisis...