27.01.20

Sanitation worker health, safety and wellbeing: Reflections from the UK and India

By Sally Cawood and CS Sharada Prasad  “Just because something is visible doesn’t mean it is seen” (CS Sharada Prasad, December 2019) Hazardous and degrading forms of sanitation work, such as manual scavenging, persist in many countries around the world. Within India, Bangladesh and across South Asia, the cleaning, emptying and management of human waste […]

13.08.19

Indigenous Urbanisation in Latin America

By Aiko Ikemura Amaral (UFMG, Brazil), Philipp Horn (University of Sheffield, UK) and Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech, US).  This blog was originally published by the Institute of Latin America Studies. We are living in an increasingly urban world and indigenous peoples are no exception to this trend. In a context of urbanisation, indigeneity does not […]

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02.08.19

Buen Vivir in Bolivia and Ecuador: An inspiring alternative or business as usual?

Buen Vivir – a terminology which originates in indigenous cosmovision (Sumak Kawsay in Kichwa and Suma Qamaña in Aymara) and could be translated into the English term of ‘good living’- has become a prominent feature of decolonial thought across Latin America and beyond.

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06.03.19

The effects of the Colombian peace process on urban barrios populares

Blog post written by Angela Lin  and Melanie Lombard discussing the effects of the Colombian peace process on cities and in particular, low-income neighbourhoods.

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14.11.18

Speculative Infrastructures at the Urban Margins

Victoria Okoye reflects on her participation in a thought-provoking panel on engaging the ‘margins’ in the research process, organised and held at The University of Sheffield.

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10.05.18

If we ever have a ‘Green Economy’ would we know that we live in one?

What makes a green economy?

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