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Urban Education Live

Tatjana Schneider Carolyn Butterworth Maša Šorn 
Marco Ranzato of Metrolab Brussels presenting at the UEL Venice Summer Workshop in 2018

Funded by Horizon 2020 / ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ES/R000247/1, 08/2017-07/2020) this research project between universities and public bodies in Finland, Romania, Slovenia, the UK and the TU Braunschweig charts and investigates models for collaboration between universities, urban communities, NGOs and public bodies. It is aimed at imagining spatial futures that go beyond a narrow localism and austerity rhetoric and take into account local desires and wishes while at the same time developing means for a more equitable productions of space. The University of Sheffield, to which the TU Braunschweig is linked, has in this context been focusing on understanding the challenges that a wide range of socio-spatial initiatives across the city of Sheffield have been encountering, in particular since the financial crisis of 2007/8.