Being a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to research and to high-level applications on various topics of contemporary urbanism, the philosophy of our Center, whose work will be based on theoretical and practical applications, is to provide innovative and practical solutions through the combined skills of various expert groups, including environment experts, urban planners, architects, engineers, communication specialists, sociologists, economists, psychologists and other experts from all related fields.

Through research, projects, reports, conferences, talks, exhibitions and publications we research, build and launch strategies to improve our cities. Our vision for an urban future pushes us to use existing data to make more complex analyzes in order to lead the process of transforming our cities and make our future cities more innovative, more efficient and consequently more livable.

The main goal of our Center is, in addition to comprehensive city research, to focus on social, economic, historical and spatial transformation of cities in Kosovo, focusing on research such as demography, urban geography, cultural heritage, technology, urban transformation, the economy and its impacts on the urban structure, etc. These and similar researches will be used to build strategies that will make our future cities more innovative, more efficient and consequently more livable. In this way, the most innovative and advanced global practices will be used to research, and later to build strategies for creative and long-term solutions to local problems.

Research Areas of the UBT – Center for Urban Studies

  • Local reflections of global urban dynamics
  • Technology and urban transformation
  • Urban cultural heritage
  • Reflection of socio-cultural and economic dynamics in space
  • Innovative and long-term solutions to urban issues
  • Sustainable Strategic Planning
  • Mobility and Innovative Transport Systems
  • Increasing the quality of life in urban areas

Following the Institute’s vision for integrating Research, Teaching & Doing (RTD) we are currently conducting a several number of research projects, including Kosova Urban Sustainability Index.pdf, Kosova Regioanal Development Index.pdf, Kosova Rural Development Index.pdf, Measuing the Ecomobility Level of Cities in Kosovo.pdf, etc..