Welcome to Producing Urban Asylum. This site forms part of an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project run by Dr Jonathan Darling at the University of Manchester, in association with the Manchester Urban Institute. The project aims to explore experiences of the asylum dispersal and accommodation system in the UK through four case study cities – Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Sunderland. On this site you will find further details about the project and its objectives, about the cities that are being studied and about the background to asylum in the UK. The site also hosts a blog with the latest news from the project and with links to other asylum and refugee related research, news and creative projects, a series of podcasts that will discuss the aims and findings of the research and details of the outputs from the project, including working papers, presentations or publications. You can find all this material via the links above and below. If you have any comments or questions please do get in touch via the contact link, thanks.