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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.

IUR becomes member of global network

January 12, 2021

UIR will be part of a global network of institutes for urban research funded by the Flemish Research Council.

Brown Bag Seminars – Spring 2021

January 7, 2021

Welcome to our online seminar series!

Vacant positions at the Department of Urban Studies

January 7, 2021

Come work with us! There are currently three PhD positions in Urban Studies and one Research Assistantship in Architectural Design.

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Upcoming Events

27 January

Oh, Danish Ghetto! A Literary History of Modernist Mass Housing in Denmark

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Jon Helt Haarder. Oh, Danish Ghetto! A Literary History of Modernist Mass Housing in Denmark 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.

10 February

Resistance to housing financialisation: how local protest challenge the expansion of indebtedness

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Vitor Peiteado Fernández. Resistance to housing financialisation: how local protest challenge the expansion of indebtedness 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 February

A Non-Occidentalist West: Learning from Theories Outside the Canon

  • Zoom

Date: 18-19 February 2021 Even though it has been several years since Jennifer Robinson’s (2003) encouragement to postcolonise and “provincialize” the fields of geography and urban studies, and Ananya Roy’s (2009) famous call for “new geographies of theory,” work to be done remains. In the anglophone world, scholars such as Tariq Jazeel, Helga Leitner, Colin […]

24 February

TBA

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Stephen Marr. TBA 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.

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.