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Do Universities Have a "Democracy Effect"? - CityLab

Written by Josef Konvitz on Nov 14, 2017 09:57 am

A new study from the London School of Economics suggests that having more universities in a city is a good thing - but not necessarily for the usual reasons. Economic output is higher, of course, but the correlations with local spending and investment by universities, their flow of innovations, and even their role training and educating people does not explain enough.  

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Calls for Papers - AMPS Conference Series 2018

Written by Mike Osborne on Nov 14, 2017 12:31 am

The organisers of the Architecture Media Politis Society (AMPS) invite submission of abtracts for four upcoming conferences in their 2018 series:

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Weekly Placemaking Round-Up | November 6-12, 2017 - Project for Public Spaces

Written by Mike Osborne on Nov 12, 2017 12:25 pm

Here is the latest issue this new weekly roundup of news, ideas, opportunities, and more - a curated list of content for placemakers by placemakers - from the Project for Public Spaces.

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Suburbs need Beauty - a community/university project combating the Mafia in Catania

Written by Roberta Piazza on Nov 12, 2017 11:55 am

I hope that PASCAL subscribers will be interested to watch the video of a multidisciplinary laboratory concerned with investigating the Mafia's landscape through this link. I conducted this work with a colleague from the Engineering Department of the University of Catania in 2016/2017. It's an example of a university-community education project that we realised in a deprived area around Catania.

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NEP: New Economics Papers - Social Norms and Social Capital - Digest, Vol 84, Issue 1

Written by Fabio Sabatini on Nov 09, 2017 11:42 am

In this issue we feature 9 current papers on the theme of social capital, chosen by Fabio Sabatini (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”):

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Lifelong Learning in Australia Workshop - Melton City, 28 November 2017

Written by Sally Edwards on Nov 09, 2017 11:27 am
Start: Nov 28 2017
Timezone: Australia/Melbourne
Western BACE
222 Ferris Rd
Melton South
Australia

We are very pleased to invite you to a seminar in Melton City on 28 November 2017, entitled ‘Lifelong Learning in Australia: From practice to policy’. Amongst are speakers are PASCAL Directors, Robbie Guevera and Mike Osborne, and the founding director of PASCAL, Bruce Wilson.

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