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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.

New research projects on financialization and neighborhood stigmatization

November 19, 2020

Congratulations to Defne Kadioglu and Chiara Valli who have received funding worth almost 8 million SEK from FORMAS.

Meet: The interns at the IUR

November 17, 2020

Eight interns are currently working with researchers at the IUR in projects dealing from territorial stigmatization to mobility and from transport to smart cities.

RC21 Sensing the City: Second Call for Abstracts

November 13, 2020

The second call for abstracts is now open and closes December 4th. Sessions on racial capitalism and resistance to smart cities are being organized by IUR researchers.

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Upcoming Events

2 December

Housing displacement: conceptual issues, and how they unfold in a Swedish town

  • 15:30 - 16:20
  • Online

Conference: Urban Europe, Precarious Futures? Keynote 3. Housing displacement: conceptual issues, and how they unfold in a Swedish Town Speaker: Guy Baeten Urban Europe, Precarious Futures? is an online conference hosted by Coventry University and European Urban and Regional Studies Journal. The event is free. You can register here.

2 December

The Urbanism of Exception? Scrutinizing the Role of State Actors in a Private Megaproject in Tbilisi, Georgia

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar David Gogishvili. The Urbanism of Exception? Scrutinizing the Role of State Actors in a Private Megaproject in Tbilisi, Georgia 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 […]

17 December

Landscapes for Learning: Audiowalks as Critical Engagement

  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Museum of Movements. Bergsgatan 20, Malmö

The Landscapes for learning-workshop will explore needs and possibilities having to do with audiowalks as tools for learning and other forms of critical engagements with urban spaces. The workshop will open up a space wherein questions can be raised, ideas can be shared, future projects can be identified, and collaborations can be suggested. The workshop […]

17 - 18 December

Workshop: Tales of a city

  • Museum of Movements, Malmö

This workshop has been postponed to December 2020 because of the Coronavirus situation. The information below has been updated to reflect the change but please contact Robert Nilsson Mohammadi (robert.mohammadi@mau.se) if you have any questions. Please join the IUR’s workshop on narrative formation around the city of Malmö, and on narrative approaches to the study […]

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 […]