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.
Registration open for hybrid seminar on "Rethinking urban resistance and democracy"
Dr Papia Sengupta- Urban Institute Visiting Fellow, Delhi, India - announces upcoming seminar "Rethinking urban resistance and democracy: Towards building 'differential solidarities'" as part of her British Academy Visiting Fellowship 2023
Celebration of the Urban Institute's 3rd year of its Sheffield School
The Sheffield School was launched in September 2020. It was conceived as a way to systematically explore the critical issues embodied by the Urban Institute’s Signature Program, The Politics of Inhabitation and the Urban Technical.
UI launches Sheffield Urbanism Lecture Series 2023
The Urban Institute is excited to announce the Sheffield Urbanism Lecture Series 2023 on "Robotic restructuring: Cities, climate and ecology".
New paper on the value of international partnerships for co-producing just cities
Beth Perry, Vanesa Castán Broto and their colleagues Zarina Patel and Rita Sitas have just published a new open access paper in Sage Journals "Alliances, allyship and activism: The value of international partnerships for co-producing just cities".
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