The Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield addresses some of the major social, economic and environmental challenges facing our cities today and in the future.

Urban Institute September School

The school is organised as a series of weekly workshops on a series of interrelated sequential themes.

Covid-19 responses

A collective response to the fundamental issues Covid-19 has raised for urban studies.

The ‘Sheffield Urbanism’ Lecture Series

The first ‘Sheffield Urbanism Lectures Series’ 2020 will profile work from Professor AbdouMaliq Simone, Senior Professorial Fellow in the Urban Institute.

Percentage of people living in cities by 2050

Shaping cities of the future

 

The Urban Institute is an international research centre at the University of Sheffield that examines how cities are responding to the challenges and opportunities of intensified urbanisation, technological innovation and resource constraint.

With critical social science expertise, we bring together the multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral knowledge needed to understand and support sustainable urban change in the UK and across the global context.

We develop conceptual and applied insights and promote debate through our research projects, publications, events and international networks. We engage with policy-makers, businesses, practitioners and community groups.

The UI is primarily supported through external research funding from the ESRC, EPSRC, JPI-Urban Europe, Mistra Urban Futures, Leverhulme and the Open Research Area.

News & Events

Our @CesetProject is one of 18 projects to receive funding from The UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund

It has been awarded £1.3 million to develop their research exploring the transition to inclusive, clean energy in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique

https://cesetproject.com/news/ceset-project-official

Our Work

We are working with national and international partners to understand and analyse some of the major challenges facing our urban spaces today and in the future.

OUR WORK

Who We Are

Urban Institute academics undertake multidisciplinary research to analyse the socio-technical, political and ecological dynamics of contemporary urban environments.

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