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.
New special issue on change in infrastructure landscapes
Vanesa Castán Broto and Enora Robin have just published a new special issue in the Journal of Landscape Research, which includes an editorial article entitled 'Embracing change in infrastructure landscapes’
Watch guest lecture Tim Morton on the UI YouTube channel
Philosopher and ecologist Tim Morton recently delivered a guest lecture as part of the Urban Inhabitation in the Anthropocene Conference funded by the Lo-Act project and is part of a series of events of the Urban Institute’s Signature Programme.
UI welcomes Simone Toji - Research Fellow at the Maria Sybilla Merian Center Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America
Simone is a Newton International Fellow undertaking the project ‘Reconsidering urban narratives in Brazil: Central areas in São Paulo as problems and potentialities.’
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