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Latest news from the Institute.

Planning from Precarity: Challenges in planning for sustainable and inclusive cities

June 20, 2022

Last week, Hoai Anh and Stephen Marr hosted a workshop titled Planning from Precarity: Challenges in planning for sustainable and inclusive cities. 

BOOK LAUNCH- Beyond the Megacity: New dimensions of peripheral urbanization in Latin America

June 1, 2022

Beyond the Megacity: New Dimensions of Peripheral Urbanization in Latin America, edited by Nadine Reis and Michael Lukas will have an online launch event on Tuesday, June 7th 2022. IUR researcher, Claudia Fonseca, as part of the speakers.

Dislocating Urban Studies: New issue of the Urban Matters journal.

May 20, 2022

The Issue, edited by Claudia Fonseca Alfaro, Özlem Celik, Defne Kadioglu, and Lorena Melgaço Silva Marques, is based on the  Dislocating Urban Studies workshop, which in 2021 reunited scholars working on/in/out of the margins of theory and practice.

Welcome IUR Visiting Scholar Didem Ünal Abaday

May 16, 2022

We are happy to welcome Didem Ünal Abaday, who will be joining the IUR as visiting scholar for a month from mid-May to mid-June.

16-17 JUNE 2022

This two-day conference in Malmö aims to provide 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.

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Upcoming Events

21 September

Z free home

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Marwa Dabaieh  – Z free home 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.

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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.