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                 Director

Daryl Martin                  Director

            Deputy Director

Carolyn Snell                 Deputy Director

Podcasts and Archive

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

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)

Discover Society

The latest issue of Discover Society features pieces by two members of CURB. David Beer offers a reflection on the invisibility of the recording engineer in our experience of popular music and culture... (read more)

(Past Blog Entries)