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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.

Vernissage: Gernot Wieland

September 17, 2020

The 2019 IUR Artist-in-Residence is sharing the space at Rikstolvan with 7 other artists. Don’t miss out the chance to see his work!

Special Issue on Geopolitics and Nordic Noir

September 17, 2020

Robert A. Saunders, 2019 IUR Visiting Scholar, has co-edited a Special Issue in Nordicom Review.

CfPs: Dislocating Urban Studies

September 15, 2020

The call for papers to participate in the digital workshop series Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory Shifting Practice is open. Deadline to apply: 13 November 2020.

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Upcoming Events

30 September

Addressing Gender in Public Transport Planning Provision Programs

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Christina Lindkvist. Addressing Gender in Public Transport Planning Provision Programs 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 October

Webinar with Susanna Schaller on Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking

  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Zoom

Welcome to a seminar with Susanna Schaller based on her latest book: Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking: BID Urbanism in Washington, D.C. (2019) University of Georgia Press.  Susanna Schaller is Associate Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at The City College of New York, CUNY.  The seminar will be open access and will […]

2 October

Workshop. BIDs in the Nordic Countries: Exploring Comparative Perspectives

  • 15:15 - 16:30
  • Zoom

This workshop follows the webinar with Susanna Schaller. If you are interested in participating to the workshop or would like to receive more information, please contact Chiara Valli (chiara.valli@mau.se)

14 October

The Urbanism of Exception? Investigating Panorama Tbilisi Mega-project

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar David Gogishvili. The Urbanism of Exception? Investigating Panorama Tbilisi Mega-project 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.

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 […]