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Manchester Urban Institute launch

(19 January 2017)

The Manchester Urban Institute launches this year and its first launch event is now open for all staff to attend. 

Last year the University established the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI).  This builds upon over four decades of urban research at the institution, and unites the strengths of a number of research centres and groups. To mark this exciting development, Professor Michael Keith from the University of Oxford is joining us to talk at our first external launch event on 7 February  2017. You can read the details of the full MUI launch programme on the website

The talk is titled ‘The future’s promise? Technocratic dreams, Faustian urbanism and the cities yet to come’and the event takes place in the Samuel Alexander Building Theatre and foyer, at 5.30pm, followed by a wine reception.  

Michael has previously been Professor of Sociology, Head of Department and Director of the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research interests focus on the interface between culture, urbanism and migration. His current work develops past projects on the dynamics of urbanism, the study of cultural difference and the impact of migration on structures and processes of governance.  

Join us to hear what the future holds for cities around the world.