The aim of our research group is to contribute to the development of knowledge on urban development, focussed on the sustainable transformation of the city. That knowledge development concerns both the spatial and process aspects of urban development. The dual perspective of our master program on Urbanism and Spatial Planning, which focuses on the design of innovative solutions as well as strategically implementing projects in a real policy context, is reflected in the research agenda of the research group. The research thus operates at a crossroads between social sciences, human sciences, and design. Hence, we are the only research team in Flanders that combines urban design with spatial planning within a single research group.