Posts in UPRISE Category

Behind the scenes of Visioning Lab: a future-casting exercise

Dr Jessica Symons, the academic behind Visioning Lab and its future visioning workshops will be available online for a behind the scene discussion with special guests and spontaneous future-casting sessions on topics of participants’ choosing. Visit the Visioning Lab YouTube channel on 10th November between 8-9pm for live chat. Check out the channel anytime for future-casting […]


University announces new research partnership with AECOM

new research partnership between the University and global consultancy firm AECOM, which aims to boost understanding of the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects, has been announced. The organisations will jointly bid for and fund research on topics directly related to major infrastructure projects, such as the £1.86bn Mersey Gateway scheme. The research areas will […]


University launches construction research centre at industry summit

Research and innovation may play an even greater role in supporting industry post Brexit, a leading professor has told the Construction Summit North. Launching the Centre for Built Environment, Sustainability and Transformation (BEST) at Emirates Old Trafford, Professor Mohammed Arif told 300 industry delegates that the need for research and information was “potentially more fertile” […]


UPRISE Research Fellow discusses urban poverty reduction in Uganda

In the first of a series of blogs about our research on urban poverty in Uganda, Sophie King talks about the project’s inclusive research process and methodology: In January 2016,  a group of us came together to begin a process of co-producing knowledge on how governments can better support the improvement of living standards in […]


UPRISE and Film Fringe presents…The Human Scale

By Sophie King, UPRISE Research Fellow “I don’t believe by me drawing a line I can make things happen. I can’t force anybody to do anything or be anyone – but we can make invitations” David Sim, Gehl Architects This is a quote from The Human Scale, Andreas M. Dalsgaard’s 2012 documentary about the work […]


Local universities join forces to fight dementia

Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities are teaming up in a new initiative to combat dementia in the region and beyond. To mark Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21), leading researchers from the three institutions met at the Whitworth Gallery to open a series of collaborations around a range of dementia issues – from biology to […]


‘Seeing from the South’ an exchange with South-African shelter activists

“We are poor, but we are not hopeless. We know what we are doing”.  This is Alinah Mofokeng, one of three activists from the South African alliance of community organizations and support NGOs affiliated to Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI) who came to visit Manchester last month. The three came to explain their approaches […]


Research Centres Brochure

  The Research Centres Support Team worked with each of the Research Centres to develop a brochure that showcases the innovative and varied research being conducted at the University of Salford. The University of Salford has 9 Research Centres, each sitting within one of the 7 Schools:  Arts, Media and Communications Research Centre; Centre for Built Environment, […]


‘Architecture Matters’ guest lecture – 28th April 2016

In collaboration with UPRISE, the second Architecture Matters guest lecture (in a series of three this semester) continues next Thursday 28th April at 16:00 in Peel lecture hall G09, with a talk by renowned design critic, Tim Abrahams.


‘Just Urban Research?’ Dr Beth Perry shares her vision

How do you communicate about complex urban issues? What kinds of approaches work to engage city officials, politicians and the public in our fast-speed, sound-bite world? Mistra Urban Futures takes these issues seriously. Our future communications will seek to engage audiences with our core messages through innovative medium, including video, cartoons, briefings and events. We […]