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2018.10.08 | Seminar

Call for papers

The Pursuit of Global Urban History: A Dialogue Between Two Fields A Conference Organised by the Global Urban History Project and the Centre for Urban History. Leicester, 11-12 July 2019.

2018.11.30 | Seminar

Seminar: Infrastructure, Power and the Welfare City

In this open research seminar, urban historians from two European research centres will present their perspective on the historical entanglements between cities, infrastructure and welfare politics.

2018.11.13 | Seminar

Seminar: Urban Politics of Materialities and Bodies

The notion of urban politics has for some time been revisited and redefined. URO Research Center have invited 3 prominent international researchers and asked them to critically approach three urgent themes of politics in urban space.

Urban Orders Research Center (URO): Participation, self-management and collaborative design in urban spaces

Urban Orders Research Center (URO) is a transdisciplinary research center based at Aarhus University, Denmark, which focuses on participation, self-management and collaborative design in urban spaces. Taking ‘urban order’ to signify a dynamic regularity in the relationship between social life in the city and its physical environment, which has emerged without overall coordination, control or use of force, the aim of URO is to develop new transdisciplinary methods for harnessing the potentials of existing urban orders as a basis for creating viable and democratic global cities.

In parallel with the ongoing research activities, URO researchers are involved in developing a new MA programme in Urban Studies at Aarhus University.