Increasing the well-being of all those who make their homes in the world’s urban environment, and creating more productive, livable, inclusive, and sustainable spaces are grand challenges of the 21st century. Urban research universities have a unique responsibility in addressing these challenges. In accordance with Goal 4 of GSU’s strategic plan, the Urban Studies Institute advances the urban mission of the University. The Institute’s interdisciplinary research and teaching is focused on a better understanding and effective management of the complex challenges facing cities and urbanizing regions. Urban Map Spotlight
- Fei Li and Chris Wyczalkowski granted 14k from internal funding for newest research on Transportation, Accessibility, and the Health of Vulnerable Populations .
- New undergraduate course offered Fall 2018 semester: Contemporary U.S. Cities
- Chris Wyczalkowski and Joseph Hacker featured on the podcast series “Excavating Atlanta”
- Jean-Paul Addie and Dan Immergluck attend the sixth annual Atlanta Studies Symposium.
- Jean-Paul Addie Publishes New Article in European Planning Studies
The Institute’s research and teaching concentrates on three overarching themes: