Urban Studies Lab
We are collaborators and urban problem solvers. Together with vision-aligned partners, we translate research projects from ideas to reality.
Urban Studies Lab is a Bangkok-based, private research institute and consultancy that was founded in 2018 by a group of urban practitioners and academics from some of Thailand’s top higher education institutions.
USL draws on its broad range of experience and expertise in the fields of urban planning & development, architecture & design, community engagement, project management, communications, and the environmental and social sciences,
to offer a unique and holistic approach to urban studies and consulting.
We are a young, passionate, and progressive organization, and proud Stewards of the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) located in
the historic neighborhood of Nang Loeng.
The nearly limitless permutations of all things related to people, places, products, and processes create what we call unique city perspectives. Urban Studies Lab exists to help navigate these perspectives and find, test and deliver integrated solutions to urban challenges.
We subscribe to the Urban Living Lab model. We view USL clients and projects as part of an ecosystem that should be supported by five entities, all working together to make collective impact. These are Locals, Corporate, Government, NGOs, and Academics. We invite these to become partners and work on appropriate research, analysis and design tasks based on the expertise needed to meet project goals. USL then utilizes thoughtful and engaging communication methods to build shared understanding and inspire action that enriches the lives of the people we work with.
No civic project is too small. We believe in the effectiveness of projects of all sizes, from the block level to the global. We're committed to making positive impacts in the communities we work.Explore how we have engaged our communities through our urban classroom.