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Urban justice

The Urban Justice Lab creates space for discussions, debate and research, teaching and outreach for university academics who study or operate on ‘the city’. The need for such a platform arises from the inter- and multidisciplinary character of cities’ research and knowledge as much as from the scattering of the relevant academics throughout the university’s diverse schools. The Lab’s overall ambition is not merely to support the production of knowledge, but also the enhancement of justice on a local and urban scale which is meaningful to citizens.

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The Urban Justice Lab creates space for discussions, debate and research, teaching and outreach for university academics who study or operate on ‘the city’. The need for such a platform arises from the inter- and multidisciplinary character of cities’ research and knowledge as much as from the scattering of the relevant academics throughout the University’s diverse schools.

The Urban Justice Lab welcomes ad hoc collaborations that are not necessarily formulated as networks or centres. It allows the interrogation of single issues, events with particular cities, or the search for solutions to specific problems. Related research projects examine urban theory and government policies, and how urban societies cope with global challenges, such as environment, health or conflict. The Lab’s overall ambition is not merely to support the production of knowledge, but also the enhancement of justice on a local and urban scale which is meaningful to citizens. 

Edinburgh Local

The University of Edinburgh is for everyone. Edinburgh Local is a dedicated initiative to find out how we're working with the local community, and how you can get involved.

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Young people's everyday geopolitics in Scotland

Exploring the experiences of young people who are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and who are growing up in Scotland.

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The New Metropolitan: New Cultures of Urban Citizenship

A web magazine examining the experience of and what it means to live in cities all over the world today.

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Winchburgh Futures Project

An ESALA project examining current urban development around Winchburgh, West Lothian, and the consequences for social cohesion and community.

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Minority Women, Activism and Austerity

'Minority Women, Activism and Austerity' was a comparative study that examined minority women’s experiences of, and activism against, austerity in Scotland, England and France. This project finished in 2016, but the research website is still available.

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MSc in Urban Strategies and Design

Jointly delivered by Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture and the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University, this programme builds on the historic expertise and knowledge developed in both. It is taught by academic researchers with international research experience, links, and interests in a range of urban-related themes and geographical areas.

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