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
- Jean-Paul Addie Publishes From the ‘Smart City to the ‘Smart Metropolis’?
- Chris Wyczalkowski, postdoctoral associate at USI, is featured in the Saporta Report.
- Chetan Choithani, post-doc at USI from Jaipur, lends his opinion on India’s internal migration woes due to climate change in The Wire.
- Dan Immergluck Publishes New Paper in Housing Policy Debate.
- New undergraduate course offered Fall 2018 semester: Contemporary U.S. Cities
The Institute’s research and teaching concentrate on three overarching themes: