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Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)

Welcome to CUCR

Centre for Urban and Community Research


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NEW: We are happy to inform you that CUCR has launched a blog!!

Most of the world's population now lives in cities. Cities are increasingly key elements within global economic and cultural relations as they seek to establish corporate identities, compete for tourist trade and for the location of multinational headquarters and prestigious sporting events. The question of how to understand urban political and economic landscapes and the emerging forms of urban culture is perhaps the most pressing issue for the new Millennium. 

The Centre for Urban and Community Research was established in 1994 as an interdisciplinary research centre within the Sociology Department of Goldsmiths, University of London. Today our research stretches from New Cross to New York, Hong Kong, Mexico City and Ljubljana. With core expertise ranging from visual sociology to digital geo-demography, the CUCR remains central to debates about community, ecology, governance, multiculture, citizenship, arts and media in contemporary cities.



We are happy to inform you that CUCR has launched a BLOG!! To visit the blog click here!


CUCR 20th Anniversary (1994-2014)

2014 marks CUCR’s 20th anniversary and we are organising a whole series of spring events to celebrate it! Click on the logo to find out more!

 Arts and Mental Health

Alison Rooke was successful in being awarded AHRC funding for two expert workshops funded under the Arts and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC) Cultural Value funding strand.

This funding strand seeks to establish a framework that will advance the way in which we talk about the value of cultural engagement and the methods by which we evaluate that value. These awards build on the body of evaluative research regarding participatory processes, socially engaged art practice, citizenship and urban change that Alison has been carrying out along with the research team at CUCR.



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