The Urban Studies Institute (USI) is an applied economic and demographic research center serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Louisville metropolitan area. Proceeds from USI sponsored research are used exclusively to fund graduate student internships and assistantships in the Department of Urban and Public Affairs. USI faculty and staff are housed in the old Standard Oil building on the University of Louisville's Belknap campus.
Six research centers are housed within USI:
Kentucky Population Research Center
Survey Research Center