Research Programme 2009 - 2014

OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies

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The OTB’s research covers the areas of housing, urban, mobility and geo-studies. The research activities deal with the built environment, and refer to aspects of the technological sciences, the policy and management sciences, the behavioural sciences, spatial disciplines and the application of information and communications technology. This research profile is directly connected to the mission of the institute to conduct strategic research on the built environment in which both a fundamental understanding and application of results are central objectives. More specifically, research on the built environment is focused on the design and use of system innovations. The interplay between technical components and societal issues forms a key element of the research.