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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.

Institute for Urban Research New Member of Viable Cities Network

October 9, 2020

The IUR is thrilled to announce that it has joined the Viable Cities network, a strategic innovation program led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

New Book on Housing Displacement

October 9, 2020

The edited volume “Housing Displacement: Conceptual and Methodological Issues” has just been published by Routledge. The editors are Guy Baeten, Carina Listerborn, Maria Persdotter, and Emil Pull.

Reinventing the “People’s House”: Anti-austerity and anti-racism in Stockholm

September 28, 2020

Read about Folkets Husby, an anti-racist and anti-austerity urban movement arising from “the multiethnic precariat,” in the latest article published by Ilhan Kellecioglu, Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Aleksandra Ålund.

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Upcoming Events

27 October

Short-term rentals (STRs) impacting housing and impacted by Covid-19

  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Zoom

Short-term rental (STR) digital platforms like Airbnb is a growing trend with millions of listings in thousands of cities worldwide. This phenomenon affects the local communities as it impacts especially housing, the remaking of the cities and the urban governance. However, during the emerging Covid-19 related crisis, STRs are challenged as tourism and mobility in general […]

28 October

Malmö Life Stories: A Co-created and Participatory Oral History Approach to Study Urban Change and Urban Identity

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Robert Nilsson Mohammadi. Malmö Life Stories: A Co-created and Participatory Oral History Approach to Study Urban Change and Urban Identity 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 […]

12 November

Rent, Debt and the Perfect Act of Housing Dispossession in Athens

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Please note that this webinar will take place on a Thursday. Georgia Alexandri. Rent, Debt and the Perfect Act of Housing Dispossession in Athens 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 […]

25 November

Comics, Space, and Class: Presentation of a Swedish-language Essay

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Magnus Nilsson. Comics, Space, and Class: Presentation of a Swedish-language Essay 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.

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 […]