Centre for URBan research (CURB) ‌

Welcome to CURB

...Curb[kurb]: the edge or margin of a road, the limit of a thoroughfare 

Upcoming Events


Simon Parker

Daryl Martin

Carolyn Snell

Podcasts and Archive

Jonathan Darling Seminar

J.G Ballard: Concrete Island 40 Years On

Negotiating Morbid Spaces



Centre for URBan research


University of York

Wentworth College

Heslington, York

North Yorkshire

YO10 5DD


Tel: 01904 434 397

News and Blog

CURB Seminar Series: Jonathan Darling

The first in a series of CURB seminars will be titled 'Relocating urban asylum: forced migration and the revanchist production of marginality'. Jonathan Darling, Human Geographer from the University of Manchester, will speak at 4.14pm on 3rd December... (read more)

British Council Researcher Funding

Simon Parker (CURB Co-Director) and Alistair Boxall have been awarded funding to host a workshop for early career researchers in Kazakhstan... (read more)

Ballard Conference

In July, CURB held an event making 50 years since the publication of J.G. Ballard's Concrete Island... (read more)

Jonathan Meades Book Reading

On May 9th, CURB had the very great pleasure of welcoming Jonathan Meades to York, where he read from his autobiography, An Encyclopaedia of Myself... (read more)