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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.

First IUR Guest Lecture: Taku Nakano

April 18, 2019

On May 6th, Dr. Taku Nakano from the BRI in Japan will present “Shrinking Megacity: Some Issues of Post Suburbanization in Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Master in Nordic Urban Planning Studies begins in September

April 15, 2019

The two-year program, the first of its kind in Europe, is a collaboration between three universities: Roskilde, Malmö and Tromsø.

Carina Listerborn discusses housing inequality on SVT

April 11, 2019

Carina Listerborn was invited to “Politik i bokhyllan” to talk about her new book “Bostadsojämlikhet.”

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Upcoming Events

24 April

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #1

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Welcome to the first IUR Brown Bag Seminar of the semester! Presenter: Guy Baeten Title: How not to build a smart city and the role of urban research This is a brown bag seminar, feel free to bring your lunch. Want to know more about the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series? Check the full program […]

24 April

IUR launch

  • 15:00 - 17:00

We are launching the IUR with a public event where you can learn about what we do. Everybody is welcome! Program Introduction to IUR and presentation of the new website (Professor Guy Baeten, Chair of IUR) Short presentations of IUR themes: Urban Economics (Magnus Andersson) Housing (Carina Listerborn) Mobilities (Christina Lindkvist Scholten) Social Sustainability (Jonas […]

25 April

Book launch: Creating the city – Identity, memory and participation

  • 15:00

Welcome to the book launch of the conference proceedings “Creating the city – Identity, memory and participation.” There will be drinks and snacks. For more information about the event, contact Pål Brunnström (pal.brunnstrom@mau.se). You can download the book in Malmö University’s electronic collection.

6 May

IUR Guest Lecture: “Shrinking Megacity – Some Issues of Post Suburbanization in Tokyo Metropolitan Area”

  • 15:00 - 16:00

The IUR is happy to host its first IUR Guest Lecture: Title: Shrinking Megacity – Some issues of post suburbanization in Tokyo Metropolitan Area Presenter: Taku Nakano, Building Research Institute (BRI), Japan Urban shrinkage is typically manifested as population decline, emerging vacant houses, and underused lands. In Japan, because of nationwide rapid aging and declining […]

8 May

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #2

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Welcome to the second IUR Brown Bag Seminar of the semester! Presenter: Bo Bengtsson  Title: Swedish housing politics in theoretical perspectives. Introducing a book project 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.