55 Park Place, 8th Floor
Jan Nijman, Director
Institute collaborates with other academic institutions in the Atlanta region and both the public and private sector. Our research agenda addresses issues by scale (from the body to the global), ranges from urban theory to applied policy analysis; and focuses on comparative urban approaches. Research and teaching in the Institute concentrate on three core thematic areas: (1) economic resilience focuses on questions of urban economic resilience, regional patterns and processes of urbanization, and policies of urban and regional development; (2) inclusive urbanism critically assesses urban inequalities and processes of social marginalization to foster more-inclusive forms of development; and (3) environmental sustainability examines interactions between humans and the environment and to develop solutions to address sustainability challenges. USI also sponsors speaker series events and academic programs.