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The Öresund urban social atlas

Most homepages of research institutes are boring and risk appearing irrelevant to people without academic affiliation. In addition, accessibility to research results is limited since many articles are not open access. Also, many of the increasingly used image-based formats are excluded in traditional journals and presentations of research. In order to create a digital space […]

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Sustainable Planning Amidst Precarity: Lessons from Urban Africa

The seed grant will finance a weeklong workshop in Malawi from 30 June – 5 July 2019.The project seeks to generate socially relevant research and catalyze relationships between educational institutions, civic organizations, and society. First, we aim to bring African researchers, city planners, civil society representatives, and practitioners into discussion on the practical and political […]

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Application for funding for the interdisciplinary workshop: creating synergies between research and practice on planning for urban diversity Applicants

This workshop sets focus on urban diversity from the perspective of politicians, civil servants (including urban planners), architects, activists and researchers. It asks questions about how the main challenges, as well as ways forward, are understood from these different positions. The aim is to enhance exchange of knowledge and experiences, and collaboration between such different […]

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Tales of the city

  • January 24, 2019
  • Robert Nilsson Mohammadi

This workshop has a number of mutually strengthening aims and contributions. The first aim is to apply and adjust the popular memory approach to the study of narrative formations around cities more generally. Thus, the workshop will enrich the studies of urbanity at IUR with approaches from cultural studies and the humanities. The second aim […]

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New book on housing inequality

Carina Listerborn has published a new book (in Swedish) about housing inequality in Sweden, based on housing stories from various people who find themselves in a precarious position on the housing market.

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Guy Baeten will be guest professor at the Urban Studies Institute at the University of Antwerp

Guy Baeten will become a guest professor during Spring 2019 at IUR’s sister institute the Urban Studies Institute (USI) at the University in Antwerp. Guy will do fieldwork for his smart cities research with case studies in Toronto, Copenhagen and Antwerp. He will also gain useful insights for the future workings of the IUR from […]

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IUR retreat in Istanbul

The IUR will organize its first retreat for all members at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul between 6 and 9 March 2019. An agenda will be published soon. http://srii.org/

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