Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies

Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies



About CURDS

CURDS is an internationally renowned research centre focused upon urban and regional change, development and policy.

We undertake research for international, national, regional, urban and local organisations.

Established in 1977, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2017



  • Death by streaming or vinyl revival?

    Exploring the spatial dynamics and value-creating strategies of Stockholm’s record shops

    Date/Time: 23 march 2017 16:00

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building,

  • Urban World: But in What Sense Post-Political?

    Gordon MacLeod, Durham University

    Date/Time: 09 March 2017 16:00

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building,

  • Constructing the democratic economy

    Andrew Cumbers and Robert McMaster, University of Glasgow

    Date/Time: 16 February 2017

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building,

  • The evolving role of finance in South Africa’s energy sector

    Lucy Baker, University of Sussex

    Date/Time: 19 January 2017 16:00

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building

  • CURDS 40th External Seminar Series 2016-17:

    Urban shrinkage with Chinese characteristics

    Date/Time: 13th October 2017 1600

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building

  • CURDS 40th External Seminar Series 2016-17: Earth Incorporated: Centralization and Variegation in the Global Company Network

    Daniel Haberly (Sussex) Earth Incorporated: Centralization and Variegation in the Global Company Network

    Date/Time: 06/10/16 16:00

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building

  • CURDS 40th External Seminar Series 2016-17

    Richard Kingston (Manchester): Data driven decision support – Greater Manchester’s strategic public transport investment

    Date/Time: 08/12/16 16:00

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building

  • CURDS 40th External Seminar Series 2016-17: Urban Analytics: City Structure, and Function

    Alex Singleton (Liverpool): Urban Analytics: City Structure, and Function

    Date/Time: 15/12/16 16:00

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building

  • Calming Finance: Using roads, traffic and infrastructure to understand financial market collapse and recovery

    Chris Muellerleile (Swansea): Calming Finance Using roads, traffic and infrastructure to understand financial market collapse and recovery

    Date/Time: 10/11/16 16:00

    Venue: Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building