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Latest news from the Institute.

IUR Rooftop Talks: Meet Marwa Dabaieh

July 14, 2022

We are continuing with our Rooftop Talks – a space to share conversations about IUR members and their work. This time, we present Marwa Dabaieh, Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Studies at Malmö University and expert in sustainable and environmentally conscious architecture.

Beyond Smart Cities Today conference hosted by the IUR in June 2022.

June 30, 2022

On June 16-17, IUR hosted the Beyond Smart Cities Today: Power Justice and Resistance. Researchers and city officials from more than fifteen countries gathered to discuss and question the smart city, its differences, issues of justice and injustice, social and spatial inequalities and historical perspectives.

Earthen architecture design and construction sustainability practice.

June 29, 2022

IUR member, Marwa Dabaieh hosted a workshop as part of a research project funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS)

Planning from Precarity: Challenges in planning for sustainable and inclusive cities

June 20, 2022

Last week, Hoai Anh and Stephen Marr hosted a workshop titled Planning from Precarity: Challenges in planning for sustainable and inclusive cities. 

16-17 JUNE 2022

This two-day conference in Malmö aims to provide time and space to question the differences within smart cities, reflect on issues of justice and injustice, analyse social and spatial inequalities through feminist and postcolonial lenses, and underline historical perspectives to situate the smart city in time and place.

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Upcoming Events

21 September

Z free home

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Marwa Dabaieh  – Z free home 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.

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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.