Space Group

Heriot-Watt University

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An informal PhD discussion group within the School of Energy Geoscience Infrastructure and Society, and across its three institutes for all whose research has space at its core, no matter its scale. The group aims to share knowledge, links, news, conferences and call of papers on housing, urban and architectonic space in relation with social, political, economic, cultural and health & well-being issues.

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Wellness and what causes it...

Summary written by Eric Dawson of A+D Scotland of a captivating conference given last February by the ex Chief Medical Officer in...

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New Homes in Riccarton?

This will be on the doorstep of the university if it happens. In principle, I think it's a good thing- we need more new houses, there...

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Gordon Cullen centenary seminar

For whom can be in London tomorrow..

Cullen was one of the most influential opinion formers in urbanism and architecture in post-war Britain and a key thinker in the...…

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An Underground Park for New York?

At first I thought this sounded horrible and would feel really articificial, but if the technology they describe for filtering sunlight...

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Naming streets, Blocks and houses

I thought this was interesting, in general, but particularly the way we think differently about naming streets, blocks and houses...

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Living Rent Campaign

Living Rent Campaign aims to raise voice for application of rent controls in Scotland with the slogan of `housing is a human right`. A...

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Grenoble replaces ourdoor advertisements with trees

Grenoble is replacing outdoor advertisement panels with trees. A win for de-commodification of urban space.

Grenoble is the first European city to renounce the revenue from billboards in public spaces in favour of making the city a greener space...…

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The Crisis of Planetary Urbanization

David Harvey's essay for the exhibition of Uneven Growth Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities.

Urbanization has increasingly constituted a primary site of endless capital accumulation that visits its own forms of barbarism and...…

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Escape in Istanbul

Escape in Istanbul is a short documentary about life in gated enclaves in Istanbul. A very interesting collection of residents' views...

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The Garden Bridge Proposal in London

A public park that's only open to some kinds of the public, some of the time. I'm sure this park/bridge will look lovely, but doesn't...

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Blindness in the city

This is a really interesting video presentation about research someone in Glasgow did for their PhD. It points out just how difficult a...

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post code 3000

Not such a big exhibit, worth knowing though the urban regeneration process carried on in central district Melbourne, and the threat...

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Structural crises and its impact on urban space in Athens, Thursday 20th Nov, 1pm

Just a reminder of tomorrow symposium on the impact of the recent financial, political and social crises on the urban space in Athens.

The symposium is situated within the debate on global urban justice, in which issues regarding politics, economics, and spatial...…

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Place Identity Dwelling

The Scottish universities insight institute organizes on Friday 12th December a Seminar on the role of architecture design in the place...

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FOOD CITY, Tuesday 18th, 6pm

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just received this reminder of a seminar, tomorrow at 6pm at Old College Theatre 183, entrance from South...

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