Revolt in the Square: Spatial Modelling of Urban Stability (SMUS)
New insights and approaches for preventing conflict and violence
Value of Award: £100,000
Dr Selim (School of Natural & Built Environment) and Prof Milton-Edwards (School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics) have been awarded a research grant to lead a multidisciplinary collaborative project funded by the GCRF / PaCCS Conflict Theme and Interdisciplinary Research Innovation Award.
The project develops an evidence-based visual platform, comprising mapping of urban unrest that contributes to conflict reduction and prevention practices in a pilot study based in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
The research will reflect upon and facilitate an understanding of how spatial models of protest in public spaces in context against state and governing authorities can be used to contribute to violence reduction and conflict prevention.
The project is a pilot study and represents capacity in an area of research strength for the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics; School of Natural Built Environment and The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
Award: Interdisciplinary Research Innovation Awards on Conflict and International Development
For further information, please visit http://www.paccsresearch.org.uk/revolt-square/
Or email Dr Gehan Selim at firstname.lastname@example.org