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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.

New book chapter: the effects of gentrification on Turkish immigrants

July 4, 2019

Defne Kadıoğlu has published a chapter in the edited volume German-Turkish Relations Revisited

The IUR will welcome two visiting scholars in the autumn

June 28, 2019

After assessing 34 applications, Professor Robert Saunders and Dr. Marilu Melo Zurita have been invited to join the IUR as Visiting Scholars.

PhD Course: Critical Perspectives on Pro-Growth Urbanism

June 26, 2019

The course will run from October 21st to December 4th, 2019. Registration is now open!

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Upcoming Events

27 - 30 August

Maquiladora Paradise: the Unfolding of Racial Capitalism in Yucatán, Mexico

Claudia Fonseca Alfaro will present a paper titled “Maquiladora Paradise: the Unfolding of Racial Capitalism in Yucatán, Mexico” in the upcoming RGS-IBG 2019 Conference that will take place at Imperial College London in August. Abstract: The expansion of the Export Processing Zone model—known as maquiladoras in the Mexican context—came to Yucatán in the 1980s, as neoliberal […]

28 August

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #6

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Presenter: Magnus Nilsson Title: Urban perspectives in working class poetry 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 you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please contact the IUR (iur@mau.se) one day before and […]

4 September

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #7

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Presenter: Claudia Fonseca Alfaro Title: Smart cities in the global south: a case from Mexico  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 you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please contact the IUR (iur@mau.se) […]

18 September

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #8

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Presenter: Defne Kadıoğlu Title: Different ways, similar results? Case studies of gentrification from Istanbul and Berlin 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 you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please contact the IUR (iur@mau.se) […]

2 October

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #9

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Presenter: Maria Engberg Title: The Data Society Research Program 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 you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please contact the IUR (iur@mau.se) one day before and someone will […]