The research of the Chair of Urbanism and Urban Architecture is embedded within the research program Living Cities. The research directions of UUA focuses on sustainable transformation through the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of urban planning and design concepts, strategies and tools. The main research areas include: Sustainability and Smart Cities, Active Mobility and Health, Cultural Heritage and Reuse.

Within this framework, the Chair collaborates with regional, national, and international researchers on fundamental and applied research. The research approach is interdisciplinary, bridging from the spatial sciences towards the social, historical and technological sciences. Defining the city as a socio-spatial system undergoing evolutionary change.