From 29 June to 4 July, I co-hosted the 2014 cities@manchester Summer Institute on Urban Studies with Kevin Ward, Cecilia Wong, and Laura Partridge. We had a week of events around theory, methodology, and career development with 25 early career researchers from around the world. Plenary speakers included University of Manchester colleagues including Simon Guy, Diana Mitlin, and Erik Swyngedouw, as well as external academics such as David Imbroscio (University of Louisville), Loretta Lees (University of Leicester), Eugene McCann (Simon Fraser University), Colin McFarlane (Durham University), and Michael Neuman (University of New South Wales). The above photo shows Eugene McCann preaching to the masses on a walking tour of East Manchester. More info on the Summer Institute here.