NIUA conducts state-of-the-art research on urban development that can be utilized towards transformative improvement in cities.

RESEARCH constitutes one of the three main pillars of NIUA. Various research and studies are conducted by experienced and expert NIUA staff, and new knowledge created on various relevant topical urban issues. The analysis and synthesis of these research has been, and continue to be used by the policy makers towards a transformative improvement of urban planning and development process.