Shaping the city, present and future
The Urban Institute is an international research centre which examines how cities are responding to the challenges and opportunities of intensified urbanisation, technological innovation and resource constraint. With critical social science expertise, we are recognised for the imaginative, generative, and propositional nature of our research agenda focussed on the socio-technical, political, cultural and ecological dynamics of contemporary urban life. We are committed to interdisciplinary comparative research in the Global south and north, working with urban labs around the world in equitable partnerships.
Congratulations to Dr Linda Westman on European Research Council Starting Grant
UI Senior Research Fellow, Dr Linda Westman, has been awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant to explore the possibilities of bringing ‘just transitions’ research to China.
Call for papers for RGS panel session on urban climate responses
Linda Westman, Hita Unnikrishnan & Lorraine Dongo are organising a panel at the 2023 RGS-IBG Conference, situated within the theme on climate changed geographies, which focuses explicitly on how climate change is, and is not, changing our discipline
The rise of corporate landlords: swallowing the city
UI Jon Silver and Richard Goulding and their colleague Adam Leaver, have contributed an article to The Conversation "The rise of corporate landlords: how they are swallowing city centres like Manchester one block of flats at a time"
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