Urban and Regional Studies Institute
The Urban and Regional Studies Institute (URSI) is the organisational entity in which research in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences takes place. URSI has a single overarching research theme, towards Well-being, Innovation and Spatial Transformation (tWIST), although within this theme there are some 15 topics of research interest. URSI was established in November 1999. Its current Director is prof. Tialda Haartsen (ad interim).