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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.

Visiting Scholar call (autumn 2019) closes tomorrow

May 20, 2019

The call for two fully funded guest researcher positions at the IUR closes on May 21st.

Peter Håkansson becomes Docent

May 17, 2019

Peter Håkansson had his inaugural docent lecture “No Escape from Balkan – Investigating Spatial Inequalities in Scandinavia and South East Europe” on May 16th.

University of Belgrade invites MAU students to its Summer School

May 16, 2019

Our partner institute, the University of Belgrade, offers MAU students a reduced price to attend its Summer School at the Faculty of Economics.

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Upcoming Events

5 June

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #4

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Welcome to the fourth IUR Brown Bag Seminar of the semester! Presenters: Martin Grander and Tapio Salonen Title: Studies in housing and welfare – an interdisciplinary research environment on housing provision and equal living conditions This is a Brown Bag Seminar, feel free to bring your own lunch. Want to know more about the IUR Brown Bag […]

11 - 14 June

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

Stephen Marr will present “DIY Urbanism and Everyday Practices of Sustainability in Detroit: Lesson from Urban Africa in America’s Comeback City” at the 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Abstract: The paper situates Detroit in a conversation with African cities that share similar experiences of precarity, inequality, and urban comportment(s) often characterized by improvisation […]

12 June

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #5

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Welcome to the fifth IUR Brown Bag Seminar of the semester! Presenter: Tina Gudrun Jensen  Title: The transformation of Vesterbro: an ethnographic film project on gentrification in Copenhagen This is a Brown Bag Seminar, feel free to bring your own lunch. Want to know more about the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series? Check the full program here. If […]

16 - 19 June

IUR Researchers at the 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting

Hosted by the Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) is coming up in June. IUR Researchers will organize the following sessions: Property in Practice In this session we seek to explore how conceptions of property inform urban development and everyday urban practice. Property […]

30 - 5 June - July

Sustainable Planning Amidst Precarity: Lessons from Urban Africa

The seed grant will finance a weeklong workshop in Malawi from 30 June – 5 July 2019.The project seeks to generate socially relevant research and catalyze relationships between educational institutions, civic organizations, and society. First, we aim to bring African researchers, city planners, civil society representatives, and practitioners into discussion on the practical and political […]