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Latest news from the Institute.

Circular Design for Zero Emission Architecture and Building Practice

January 24, 2023

IUR member Marwa Dabaieh, has published a new book with Elsevier titled Circular Design for Zero Emission Architecture and Building Practice. It is the Green Way or the Highway presents the main concepts of circular architecture and building design, focusing on emerging trends in zero-emission buildings, particularly zero- and minus- carbon practice. The book is […]

When Infrastructures and Ecological Actors Meet: Resituating “Green” Infrastructures through the History of the Willow Tree

January 16, 2023

IUR member Mathilda Rosengren has published a paper in a Historical Social Research special issue “Ruptures, Transformations, Continuities. Rethinking Infrastructures and Ecology”, edited by Philipp Degens, Iris Hilbrich & Sarah Lenz.

New articles out in Plan

January 13, 2023

In which ways does history shape future planning? IUR researcher Chiara Valli has published an article in Plan – Tidskriften för Samhällsplanering, based on the book Heritage, Gentrification and Resistance in the Neoliberal City edited by Chiara Valli, Feras Hammami, Daniel Jewesbury. In the same number of Plan (#7 2022), Jennie Gustafsson published an article based on her PhD thesis The state […]

New project: Liveable Nordic cities- imaginaries, practices, and prospects

December 19, 2022

Professor Guy Baeten, together with researchers from Rosklide University and the University of the Arctic has been granted funds by Nordforsk for the project “Liveable Nordic cities: imaginaries, practices, and prospects”.  Urban liveability is clearly more than a temporary buzzword, having endured over five decades and gained increasing significance world-wide over the last two, including through international […]

On June 16-17, the IUR hosted the conference “Beyond Smart Cities Today: Power, Justice and Resistance”. The two-day conference provided time and space to question the differences within smart cities, reflect on issues of justice and injustice, analyse social and spatial inequalities through feminist and postcolonial lenses, and underline historical perspectives to situate the smart city in time and place. To watch the recorded keynotes you can visit the conference website.

Upcoming Events

27 February

Global Urban Dialogues: Nik Theodore

  • 17:00 - 18:00

In the next interview in the Global Urban Dialogues series in the context of the Urban Agency III network, Bas Van Heur (Free University of Brussels) will interview Nik Theodore (University of Illinois Chicago). The Global Urban Dialogues series explores the functioning, interests and institutional settings of the urban studies institutes participating in the Urban Agency […]

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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.