Keele Urban Research Network

Welcome to the web-pages for the Keele Urban Research Network (KURN).  KURN is a multi-disciplinary unit that brings together researchers from across the social sciences at Keele with a research interest in urban issues to organize research on critical issues that face urban communities in the UK and beyond.

Our website provides access to aspects of our research, such as our ESRC seminar series on the regeneration of medium sized cities in England.

Information on our Urban Futures MA course can be located here.

For more information on the activities of KURN, please contact Dr Philip Catney ( for more information.

Also, please visit the Sociology and Criminology Blog, which has regular contributions from KURN members on issues pertaining to urban issues.