Diana Mitlin discusses co-producing sustainable cities

Diana Mitlin, University of Manchester, argues that coproduction is an essential component of an inclusive urban agenda. It is essential for three reasons:
• Contesting negative identities related to lack of income and poverty
• Ensure service delivery addresses the needs of the most deprived groups that are not benefiting from services
• Building neighbourhood organizations able to represented the interests… Read more

Tackling inequalities in the lighting of towns and cities

The way that urban spaces, such as social housing estates, are lit reinforce the increasing levels of inequality faced by cities says a new report by the Configuring Light research programme, based at LSE. According to the research, the over-illumination of social housing estates –  to allow for better CCTV surveillance and the prevention of anti-social behaviour and crime –  mark some spaces out as less valuable… Read more