Monthly Archives: January 2017

White Rose Energy: return of UK local government to utilities

White Rose Energy opened to customers in September 2016, described on its website as a not-for-profit gas and electricity provider with a ‘social motive’. Run by Leeds City Council in partnership with Robin Hood Energy,

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Creating Urban Anorak: critical interventions in social and spatial (in)justice

The idea for Urban Anorak arose in late 2015 as a collaborative venture between doctoral students at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  All of us study cities, space or spatial (in)justice in some way and we wanted a way to explore the ideas we were studying and researching with others who are fascinated by the same kinds of issues.

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About Urban Anorak

Urban Anorak is a new platform for critical scholarship in social and spatial (in)justice.

We aim to provide an alternative space for anyone with a penchant for cities, urbanism, and social justice issues to explore critical and politically relevant work across disciplines.

We seek contributions from academic and non-academic writers and researchers that offer critical commentary on any aspect of cities and social justice, but also aim to develop a forum for experimenting with ideas, thrashing out early plans and receiving feedback and debate, or exploring topics in formats not usually permitted in academic journals.

Contact us at urbananorak@gmail.com if you are interesting in writing for us or getting involved!

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