Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control
By Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are implemented around the world, cities have come sharply into focus. One city will forever be associated with the unleashing of Covid-19, and cities account for the most dramatic infection rates. For obvious reasons, urban areas are seen as constituting the most threatening environments for the transmission of […]
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 […]
A workshop sharing the outcomes of a community resilience research project in Nepal and leveraging international interdisciplinary partnerships
Sheffield recently hosted a workshop on “Improving maternal and child health in Nepal by leveraging international interdisciplinary partnerships”.
Decolonising development: thinking together about decolonising, ethics, knowledge-implementation links and a decolonised Northern university
By Judith Krauss and Andrea Jiménez Cisneros On 15 and 16 May 2019, the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) hosted its annual postgraduate research (PGR) conference, bringing together PGRs from across Europe and beyond with diverse disciplinary and geographical research foci. This year, the two-day conference organised by Sheffield PGRs for PGRs had as […]
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.
Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive
Political cartoonists need to continue to speak truth to power, but in so doing must ensure they do not cause division and hostility.