August 2017 Blog Posts (3)

Austerity Urbanism - New Academic Paper

For those interested in more academic readings of austerity, we recently published a paper in Environment and Planning A on our comparative study of Spanish and UK cities. 

This paper is freely available as a full open access publication at ;


Added by Jonathan Stephen Davies on August 21, 2017 at 17:21 — No Comments

ESRC Research on Urban Austerity

A report of our ESRC research on austerity governance in eight cities can be found at or as a pdf in the forum discussion section. Comments very welcome.

Added by Jonathan Stephen Davies on August 21, 2017 at 17:17 — No Comments

The Paradox of Participation

Participatory budgeting is a topic that will interest many of our members. In Popular Democracy: The Paradox of Participation, Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza examine contemporary forms of participatory governance by tracing the origins and development of participatory budgeting (PB) from its roots in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to its adoption in two cases, Cordoba, Spain and Chicago, USA. While acknowledging that PB has been seen as being too easily co-opted by neoliberalism, the…


Added by Freire Institute on August 17, 2017 at 9:40 — 3 Comments

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