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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.

New book chapter on temporary uses in urban redevelopment projects

August 20, 2019

Peter Parker has published a chapter in the edited volume Enabling Urban Alternatives.

The IUR will host two artists in residence during the autumn term

August 19, 2019

Carolina Hicks and Gernot Wieland have been chosen as the IUR’s first artists in residence.

At least two postdoctoral positions at the IUR

August 5, 2019

The 1-year postdoctoral positions will be hosted within CRUSH. The application deadline is 16th September, 2019.

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Upcoming Events

27 - 30 August

Comparing local and regional development within and between countries – what information and data is needed?

With the theme “Cities, regions and digital transformations: Opportunities, risks and challenges” the 59th European Regional Science Association (ERSA) will take place in Lyon, France. IUR Researchers will organize one session and present several papers. Comparing local and regional development within and between countries – what information and data is needed? The session departs from the Sustainable Development […]

27 - 30 August

Maquiladora Paradise: the Unfolding of Racial Capitalism in Yucatán, Mexico

Claudia Fonseca Alfaro will present a paper titled “Maquiladora Paradise: the Unfolding of Racial Capitalism in Yucatán, Mexico” in the upcoming RGS-IBG 2019 Conference that will take place at Imperial College London in August. Abstract: The expansion of the Export Processing Zone model—known as maquiladoras in the Mexican context—came to Yucatán in the 1980s, as neoliberal […]

28 August

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #6

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Presenter: Magnus Nilsson Title: Urban perspectives in working class poetry 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. If you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please contact the IUR (iur@mau.se) one day before and […]

30 August

Oral History and the Art of Participatory Practice: Rethinking Research in the 21st Century

  • 11:15 - 12:30

Lecture by Professor Steven High (in English) Utifrån erfarenheterna av Montreal Life Stories Project (MLS) kommer professor Steven High från Concordia Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS) att föreläsa om vad forskningssamverkan innebär och hur samverkan med det civila samhället kan användas för att skapa ny forskning om minne och migration, stadsförändring, urban […]

4 September

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #7

  • 12:00 - 13:00

Presenter: Claudia Fonseca Alfaro Title: Smart cities in the global south: a case from Mexico  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. If you don’t have access to the 8th floor, please contact the IUR (iur@mau.se) […]