Centre for Urban Studies

Cities are a unique concentration of human opportunities and challenges. Understanding these opportunities and challenges requires the understanding of cities, and of processes unfolding in cities. The Centre’s research agenda is focused on global challenges of urban sustainable development including questions of economic prosperity and equity, social inclusion and citizenship, environmental sustainability and urban metabolism, housing, transportation, planning and governance. The Centre is naturally embedded in the Amsterdam urban region but its research programs reach across the world, particularly in North America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe.

Research groups 

The following eight research groups are represented in the Centre for Urban Studies:


Published by  CUS

11 November 2015