Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU)
URU, the Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht, is the Research Institute of the Department of Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning, which is a part of the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University.
URU comprises six research programmes:
Urban and regional change and spatiotemporal behaviour
URU aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of urban and regional change on the one hand, and of the spatiotemporal behaviour of individuals, households, and firms in various geographical contexts on the other.
The relationship between the changing spatial configurations of land uses and the spatiotemporal behaviour of actors and the ways in which this relationship is managed forms the umbrella of the URU research programme. The objective of URU is to produce outstanding research and a significant output of high-quality scientific articles and books, as well as professional output aimed at different stakeholders.
URU is part of the national research school NETHUR (Netherlands Graduate School of Housing and Urban Research)