Our group traces the transformation of cities and urban societies from a socio-cultural perspective: We explore urban space as an arena for the construction of social relations and divisions; we document how people navigate urban space, negotiate difference and shape possibilities; and we examine how such negotiations are patterned by socio-spatial divisions, politico-economic relations and power at multiple scales. In particular, the social and cultural geography group develops research on urban marginalization, global socio-spatial inequalities and possibilities for urban change. We incorporate different theoretical perspectives including postcolonial approaches, critical urban theories and feminist thought to explore case studies across the global North and South.
New Seminar Series: Decentering Urban Climate Finance
The SoKu research group on Urban Climate Finance has been granted an Urban Studies Foundation Seminar Series Award as the Lead Institution for the organization of a new seminar series on the ...
Theorising urban studies on/from China/Asia
Urban Salon online seminar on February 25 from 3:00-4:30 CET
Urban Climate Finance on the edge of viability?
New episode of the Urban Political Podcast out now.
New Book: Engaging Comparative Urbanism: Art Spaces in Beijing and Berlin
A new book by Julie Ren is published with Bristol University Press.