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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 institution.

The 2020 Visiting Scholars

February 14, 2020

We’re extremely happy to announce that there will be four Visiting Scholars coming to Malmö this year: Valeria Raimondi, Didem Ünal Abaday (University of Helsinki), Mark Boyle (University of Liverpool), and Philip Allmendinger (University of Cambridge).

IUR welcomes two new postdocs within CRUSH

February 9, 2020

We’re thrilled to welcome Chiara Valli and Myrto Dagkouli-Kyriakoglou who are the new CRUSH postdocs.

CfPs – RC21 2020 Antwerp

February 5, 2020

The call for abstracts is now open and closes March 15th. Sessions on racial capitalism and resistance to smart cities are being chaired by IUR researchers.

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Upcoming Events

26 February

Living alone – sociological and sustainability perspectives

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Brown Bag Seminar Tullia Jack. Living alone – sociological and sustainability perspectives This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series so feel free to bring your lunch. Check out the full program. If you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please contact the IUR (iur@mau.se) one day before and someone will […]

4 March

Fixing Tracks: Urban Land Valorization through Land Value Financing of a New Tram Line in Lund, Sweden

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Brown Bag Seminar Lina Olsson. Fixing Tracks: Urban Land Valorization through Land Value Financing of a New Tram Line in Lund, Sweden This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series so feel free to bring your lunch. Check out the full program. If you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please […]

9 March

The controversy over Google’s smart city plans for Toronto’s waterfront

  • 09:00 - 16:30

Guy Baeten will be a speaker at Building Smart Cities with Citizens and for the Public Good: A Symposium, organized by the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, University of Liverpool. Download the full program:

26 March

Behind the scenes of the city. The hidden, the forbidden, the forgotten

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Brown Bag Seminar Rebecka Lennartsson. Behind the scenes of the city. The hidden, the forbidden, the forgotten (Please note that this seminar will take place on a Thursday) This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series so feel free to bring your lunch. Check out the full program. If you don’t have […]

2 - 3 April

Workshop: Tales of a city

The CfPs for this workshop closes on Friday, March 6th. Theme of the workshop The tales of a city is a trope familiar from popular culture, but also from scholarship. Using the British city of Milton Keynes as example, anthropologist Ruth Finnegan (1998) has shown that the perceptions of cities and experiences of city-life is […]