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Global Urban Research Group

The Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) combines traditional and innovative approaches to the analysis of strategic planning and spatial policy, critically focused on a better understanding of place and its potential sustainable transformation.

Our work is theoretically informed but often deeply related to the experiences of citizens, policy-makers and other stakeholders. GURU thus prides itself on the ways its work mixes applied and theoretical elements to varying degrees.

GURU's work is organised around four over-lapping themes: