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. The Urban Studies Institute is housed at the University of Louisville in the College of Arts and Sciences within the Department of Urban and Public Affairs.
Four research centers are within USI:
Kentucky State Data Center
Kentucky Population Research Center
Center for Environmental Policy and Management
Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development