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Centre for Urban and Community Research

We are central to debates on community, ecology, governance, multiculture, citizenship, arts and media in cities.

— Peter Coles. CUCR Research Fellow Current Projects
— Peter Coles. CUCR Research Fellow

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Meet the researchers of the Centre for Urban and Community Research

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.

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 Department of Sociology. 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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