The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks
The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks brings together students from a range of disciplines for a week to learn about the techniques, applications and impact of network theory in economics and development. Globally leading experts will guide lectures and interactive workshops on topics such as social networks, games and learning, financial networks, economic complexity, urban systems, and innovation.
Workshop: Data Science for Development
This one day workshop is designed to bring together data scientists and development experts from both the academic and public/NGO sector to explore how advanced quantitative techniques might be deployed to tackle urgent development challenges.
World Urban Forum Networking Event: Future Cities and New Economy Series- Interdisciplinary Dialogues
As part of the 2020 World Urban Forum, PEAK Urban will host a networking event Future Cities and New Economy Series: Interdisciplinary Dialogues on economic opportunities and shared prosperity driven by Technological Innovations.
This event will provide stakeholders and experts with a space open for discussion on some of the most relevant topics concerning new technologies, new economic opportunities, urban governance, innovation, and the sustainable future of our cities.
PEAK Urban annual retreat in Medellín
The second annual PEAK Urban retreat will be held in Medellín, Colombia. Watch this space for more information.
Planning for impact in international development research projects
How do we create meaningful and relevant impact in international research projects funded by Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)? How is ODA-related research impact different to that measured in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF)? Where can we find examples of best practice?
Lecture: Skill diversity and the evolution of formal employment in cities
What drives formal urban employment in a developing economy with informality?
2019 Global Leadership for the Future of Cities Summer Course
PEAK Urban team members Michael Keith and Tim Schwanen are participating in this summer course organised by Samuel Chen, Research Fellow and China Liaison on the PEAK Urban programme.
Mini Symposium on Computational Mass Migrations
Mass migrations are one of the main societal challenges in the last decade. Europe, Central America and South America are witnessing the displacement of millions of people at an unprecedented speed and scale. To harness the positive effects of migrations for both migrants and host communities, new tools and frameworks need to be developed to understand the processes of spatial displacement, social and economic integration.
PEAK Urban annual retreat in Bangalore
In January 2019, the PEAK Urban programme brought together over 60 researchers and research support members from the five partners together for the first time. The five day retreat in Bangalore provided an opportunity for researchers to share the research proposals they had developed and refined over the previous half year.