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 of Society and Space
Congratulations to visiting researcher Professor Michele Lancione and Professor AbdouMaliq Simone on a new special issue.
Sustainable Futures Symposium 2021
On 30th November 2021, Dr Linda Westman was invited to participate in a panel debate organised by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.
Co-production in local climate politics
A new policy brief has been published by Dr Ryan Bellinson examining how the concept of co-production can be used as an approach to promote participative urban climate policy development.
Citizen participation in planning: from the neighbourhood to the city
On 24 November 2021 at 2pm (GMT) the Urban Institute's Professor of Climate Urbanism, Vanesa Castán Broto, will participate in an expert panel at on online event organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development.
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