Realising Just Cities
Realising Just Cities is a programme of research and action hosted at the University of Sheffield -- a partnership between scholars, activists, policy-makers, social enterprises and community organisations aimed at supporting progressive social, economic and environmental change in the North of England.
The programme comprises over 15 action research projects, designed and delivered with partner organisations across the Greater Manchester and Sheffield city-regions. Realising Just Cities is also part of an international network of cities for change in Sweden, Kenya and South Africa within the Mistra Urban Futures centre (2010-2019). We have received additional funding and support from the Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, the University of Sheffield and local partner organisations.
Find out more about this programme of work
Visit the Mistra Urban Futures site to find out about our international partnerships
Concerted action is needed to tackle contemporary urban injustices and the challenges that people face in their everyday lives to make sustainable urban transformations possible in practice.
We are committed to coproduction. Learning through doing necessitates working with people – from identifying problems, developing methods, undertaking interventions, and making sense of our actions.
We are committed to understanding and seeking to address injustice in who decides, whose knowledge matters and who benefits from contemporary urban processes.