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We bring researchers together to explore the role of urbanism in the creative shaping of urban places and public spaces.

By coming together to promote knowledge exchange and engage in key areas of debate, we are addressing national and international challenges facing contemporary cities across the world.

Our areas of focus include informal urbanism, urban regeneration, urban theory, transit urbanism, sustainable urbanism, and comparative urbanism. Our research is informed by researchers working on projects across multiple cities in the global South and global North.

Activities include invited guest lecture series, research seminars, funding application workshops, and impact events, among others.



Welsh School of Architecture

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Research that matters

Our research makes a difference to people’s lives as we work across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.


Postgraduate research

Our research degrees give the opportunity to investigate a specific topic in depth among field-leading researchers.


Our research impact

Our research case studies highlight some of the areas where we deliver positive research impact.