The IUF collective are interested in the relationship between mobile models and urban politics. Or to use another phrase, urban policy mobilities. We have enaged in a variety of research projects and written widely on the topic. We have considered the important questions such as:

  • How and why do individuals and groups learn from elsewhere?
  • How are particular places of ‘best practice’ selected and drawn up?
  • What role do conferences, study tours and consultants play in shaping these mobile policies?
  • And how do these mobile policies interact with local politics

On this website you can view our profiles, research projects and publications


Soviet planners view plans for the Glenrothes new town on a tour of the UK in 1957