The Urban Institute leads research around seven themes: Urban Automation and Robotics, Climate Urbanism, Co-producing Urbanisms, Controlled Environments, Infrastructure in Action, Life at the Margins, and Urban Humans.

We analyse and promote innovative thinking about the urban world today to shape the cities of tomorrow.

The Urban Institute also provides tailored support to the cohort of urban studies early career researchers at Sheffield, through a bespoke set of activities.

Urban Automation
and Robotics

Life At
The Margins

Infrastructure
In Action

Urban
Humans

Co-producing
Urbanisms

Climate
Urbanism

Controlled
Environments