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. Research Spotlight
- Contraband Urbanity Speaker Series – October 25th at 3:00pm
- Chris Wyczalkowski Publishes “Trajectories of School Recovery After a Natural Disaster: Risk & Protective Factors” in Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy.
- Chris Wyczalkowski featured on WSB TV News
- Jean-Paul Addie runs the workshop “Locating the Urban University: International Dialogues with South African Policy and Practice”.
- Dan Immergluck discusses 50 years of The Fair Housing Act on GPB’s On Second Thought
The Institute’s research and teaching concentrate on three overarching themes: