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Latest news from the Institute.

‘Keeping the children close and the daughters closer.’ Is family housing support in Greece gendered?

November 24, 2021

A new article from IUR researcher Myrto Dagkouli–Kyriakoglou titled ‘Keeping the children close and the daughters closer.’ Is family housing support in Greece gendered?, has been published by the European Journal of Women’s Studies.

“Financial rules push up rents”

November 22, 2021

Professor Stig Westerdahl published a critique about the Swedish housing system’s calculation techniques and accounting rules in a debate article in SvD.

New research project- Accounting practices in the everyday life of a refugee

November 22, 2021

IUR researcher Stig Westerdahl, together with Birgitta Vitestam (Malmö University), Amanda Curry (Luleå, University of Technology) and Johan Sandström (Luleå, University of Technology), received a 2.2 million SEK grant from Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse and Tore Browaldhs Stiftelse, for a project titled Accounting practices in the everyday life of a refugee.

Miljardprogrammet – Documentary on Financialization of Housing on SVT.

November 12, 2021

A documentary titled “Miljardprogrammet,” was released by SVT’s Uppdrag Granskning program, exposing the negative effects that the financialization of housing has on people’s lives.

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Upcoming Events

1 December

Financialization of everyday life in Sweden. Intersectional perspectives on housing and labor precarity

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Brown Bag Seminar Chiara Valli. Financialization of everyday life in Sweden. Intersectional perspectives on housing and labor precarity. 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.

3 December

Show your research day

  • 13:00 - 17:00
  • TBA

Pitch your research in 5 minutes IUR launches a new (and hopefully annual) activity: a show your research day where people can shortly present their research followed by a short discussion with the audience. Presentations will last 5 minutes followed by a 5-minute discussion. Go here to see the program for the 2021 edition.

6 December

When Housing goes Global: Financialization and Tenant Resistance in Sweden and Beyond

  • 15:15 - 17:00
  • Niagara, NIC0319

In spring 2020, just a few weeks into the pandemic, the Institute for Urban Research (IUR) at Malmö University embarked on a pilot project. We departed from the observation that the European housing market is further globalizing with new large actors emerging that operate at a transnational scale. The very broad questions we had in mind […]

15 December

Book Release: The Self-Playing Piano. Calculations & Capital creating the Swedish housing crises.

  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • NI:CO315 and ZOOM

IUR member Stig Westerdahl will release his book The self-playing piano, calculations & capital creating the Swedish housing crises. In The self-playing piano, Stig Westerdahl writes about the housing market players and the concept of value. The reader can follow a journey through time and space to today’s Sweden, where all companies control the municipalities’ […]

16 December

Guy Baeten interviews Lavinia Bifulco from the University of Milano-Bicocca

  • 05:00 - 06:00
  • zoom

As part of the Global Urban Dialogues series of the Urban Agency III network, IUR’s director Guy Baeten will Interview Lavinia Bifulco from the University of Milano-Bicocca. This event is open to all members of the IUR. Link: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/67390249543

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.