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How much do windfarms affect houseprices? The results from research by Prof. Gwilym Pryce might surprise you.

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New research suggests urbanisation doesn’t increase urban protest

New research recently published by SMI’s Andrew Bell challenges conventional thinking that urbanisation is related to more instances of protest.

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Spaces of Encounters

New research by Dr. Aneta Piekut and Prof. Gill Valentine shows the potential to lower prejudice is stronger when contact happens in public spaces.

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