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.
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Book Launch and Discussion
Fri 1 November, 5-7pm
"Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change"
by Hannah Jones
Please join us for a discussion of this new book and its themes, accompanied by drinks, snacks and a chance to buy the book at a reduced price.
Speakers include: Prof. John Solomos (University of Warwick), Prof. Micheal Keith (University of Oxford), and Prof. Marjorie Mayo (Goldsmiths).
The event will be chaired by Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths).
Attendance is free but places are limited. Please register at www.uncomfy.eventbrite.co.uk
CUCR is launching a new seminar series:
October 17th | 17.00-19.00 | RHB 342
Steve Graham – University of Newcastle
"Fronstaging the urban backstage? The politics of infrastructure disruptions"
October 23rd | 16.00-18.00 | RHB 356
Mathieu Hilgiers – Université libre de Bruxelles
“Ethnography of power and corporations in the global south”
November 14th| 16.00-18.00 | RHB143
Richard Webber – Blue Yonder
“Visual images of neighbourhoods – how reliably can they predict who lives where?”
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