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Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR)

Welcome to CUCR

Centre for Urban and Community Research

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.

Latest News


You can now follow us on Twitter @thecucr!

If you'd like to suscribe to the CUCR mailing list, please email c.keegan@gold.ac.uk! 

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

We are pleased to announce that Marj Mayo and Gerald Koessl of CUCR have recently finished their Magna Carta Today report on access to social justice for welfare. The report examines the impact of cuts to Legal Aid and Citizens Advice, the ways they punish the poor, and the knock on costs to the public purse. The report has been carried out with the union Unite. It will soon be available on the CUCR website. There will be will be a launch at the Houses of Parliament 11th March from 3.30pm - 4.00pm

Sustainable London? The future of a global city from Policy Press will have an official book launch on Monday 24th November 2014 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration. The event will include an overview by the book’s Editors, Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees, a short talk by guest Anna Minton, writer, journalist and Visiting Professor at the University of East London, followed by two discussants, Dr. Ben Campkin of University College London and John McKiernan of Platform-7.


New Issue of Street Signs is Out!

We are happy to let you know that the latest issue of Street Signs is now available ! To explore past issues of Street Signs click here


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!

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