A city scene

Urban Institute

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.

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A city scene