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GURU aims to be a sociable and lively place to conduct research. Our programme of events, enlivened by a programme of Visiting Fellows and Professors maintains and invigorates this environment, as do our post-graduate students. We also contribute to the School of Architecture Planning and Landscape Seminar Series, which runs weekly during term-times.

Social and ecological responsibility

We are a group who work in research situations which reveal complex social and ecological concerns. We take such matters very seriously and as such we run GURU in ways which react critically and positively to these challenges. We are explicitly pro-poor in our approach to urban questions and seek to champion the ecological dimensions of policy and decisions where appropriate.