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Welcome to the Institute for Urban Research

The Institute for Urban Research is a university-wide research centre that brings together all urban research at Malmö University.

Seeking to shape a collective identity for urban research at Malmö University, the IUR aims to create a research environment that clearly meets urban challenges across the globe.

The IUR is open to all research within the broad field of urban studies but has a specific focus on seven themes: housing and urban renewal, urban economics, mobilities, urban ecology, migration, social sustainability and smart cities.

News

Latest news from the Institute.

The Global Urban Network Seminar Series to start on March 1st

February 24, 2021

The Global Urban Network Seminar Series begins March 1st, 2021, and will run through June 2021. Click here to see information on dates and sessions.

Online book launch (in Swedish): BOSTADSMANIFEST: 22 KRAV FÖR FRAMTIDENS HEM!

February 22, 2021

Digital presentation of the Housing Manifesto “BOSTADSMANIFEST: 22 KRAV FÖR FRAMTIDENS HEM” by CRUSH&Friends.

The Urban Knowledge Collective offers series on urban career paths.

February 16, 2021

The Urban Knowledge Collective offers their webinar series Urban Work: Career paths out of academia and into the city.

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Upcoming Events

24 February

DIY Urbanism and Everyday Practices of Sustainability in Detroit: Lessons from Urban Africa in America’s “Comeback” City

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Stephen Marr. DIY Urbanism and Everyday Practices of Sustainability in Detroit: Lessons from Urban Africa in America’s “Comeback” City is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series, check out the rest of the program. If you would like to participate in the webinar, please contact Defne Kadioglu to obtain the Zoom […]

24 February

Online book launch (in Swedish): BOSTADSMANIFEST: 22 KRAV FÖR FRAMTIDENS HEM!

  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • ON-LINE

On February 24th, 3pm-5pm, we will have a digital presentation of the Housing Manifesto “BOSTADSMANIFEST: 22 KRAV FÖR FRAMTIDENS HEM” by CRUSH&Friends. It will be a panel conversation with the editors, a group of authors, and the illustrator Daria Bogdanska.  The event is hosted by FSSK (Forum för studier av samtidskultur), a forum for open […]

17 March

Rent, Debt and the Perfect Act of Housing Dispossession in Athens

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Georgia Alexandri. Rent, Debt and the Perfect Act of Housing Dispossession in Athens This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series, check out the rest of the program. If you would like to participate in the webinar, please contact Defne Kadioglu to obtain the Zoom link.

18 - 19 March

Places “Off the Map”: Bringing to Light the Hidden Locations of Urbanisation

  • Zoom

Date: 18-19 March 2021 Cities that were not forged by the industrial revolution and are outside the Anglo-American and European heartland are many times under-represented and under-studied. This not only produces an asymmetry in knowledge, but also creates a situation where there is a need to present the geographies of the Global South—and we would […]

31 March

International Housing Transactions

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Magnus Andersson, Helena Bohman and Peter Palm. International Housing Transactions  This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series, check out the rest of the program. If you would like to participate in the webinar, please contact Defne Kadioglu to obtain the Zoom link.