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Urban Justice



Find our more about how we focus on Urban Justice through research, teaching, and knowledge exchange.

Edinburgh Local

The University of Edinburgh is for everyone. Explore this new dedicated initiative to find out how we're working with the local community, and how you can get involved.

Young People's Everyday Geopolitics in Scotland

Exploring the experiences of young people who are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and who are growing up in Scotland.

The New Metropolitan: New Cultures of Urban Citizenship

A web magazine examining the experience of and what it means to live in cities all over the world today.

Mapping Edinburgh's Social History

Developing a series of open-access tools to create historical maps of Edinburgh and an accompanying digital data resource, 1000-2000 AD.

Winchburgh Futures Project

An ESALA project examining current urban development around Winchburgh, West Lothian, and the consequences for social cohesion and community.

Urban Strategies and Design course

A collaborative MSc programme that focuses on socially-sustainable urban transformation, from local-specific to global-regional interventions.

Minority Women, Activism and Austerity

This comparative study examined minority women’s experiences of, and activism against, austerity in Scotland, England and France. This project finished in 2016, but the research website is still available.

Cowgate Occupy Camp: Edinburgh Against Gentrification Forum

A discursive event reacting to the ongoing redevelopment of Edinburgh's Old Town, including input from local residents and a series of talks on land rights and planning.

Centres and Projects

Other Centres and Projects working on Urban Justice issues.