More intensive and more structural interdisciplinary collaboration leads to better insight into the assets and problems associated with urban life. By integrating the various disciplines the Urban Studies Institute ensures the necessary build-up of capacity which can be important for a wide range of stakeholders.
It also functions as a contact point and interface, coordinating the interaction with other academic and non-academic players. The Urban Studies Institute has established the Stadsacademie Antwerpen for this interplay.
The Institute aims to feed the social debate by building up its scientific expertise. View recent book publications by USI members.