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.
Urban Inhabitation and the Urban Technical: Perspectives
This is a cross-cutting theme at the Urban Institute that draws on insights across our recent work to address questions of planetary ‘habitability’.
Beyond Inhabitation Lab Seminar Series
Professor Michele Lancione, Full Professor of Economic and Policy Geography and Visiting Professor at the Urban Institute, and his research team in Turin have launched the Beyond Inhabitation Lab Seminar Series.
The Surrounds: Urban Life Within and Beyond Capture
Congratulations to Professor Simone on the publication of his new book "The Surrounds" by Duke University Press, which offers a new theorisation at the interface of the urban and the political.
Realising Just Cities: A Video Interview with Professor Beth Perry
Realising Just Cities was a programme of research and action hosted at the University of Sheffield -- a partnership aimed at supporting progressive social, economic and environmental change in the North of England.
CESET awarded impact funding
Congratulations to Community Energy and the Sustainable Transition project Principal Investigator, Professor Vanesa Castán Broto, on successfully applying for funding from the University of Sheffield’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).
New publication on Splintering Urbanism and Climate Breakdown
Professor Vanesa Castán Broto has recently published an open access article in the Journal of Urban Technology entitled "Splintering Urbanism and Climate Breakdown".
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