Research at the Centre is concerned with governance, housing, citizenship, globalisation and the transformation of social and economic life in cities.

Centre members come from the disciplines of economics, social policy, geography, public policy and political science.

We combine interests in social and urban theory with practical involvement in current issues of policy in the UK and across the world.

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Centre Head:
Dr Misa Izuhara

Research Centre Administrator:
Melanie Tomlin


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Our staff members have active research links with institutions in East Asia and Europe.

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We work across disciplines with colleagues from other centres in the School, other UK and international universities as well as with professionals.

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Our work has a strong international and comparative dimension which we see as one of our key strengths.