The Urban Institute is are supported by a wide range of funders including UK Research Councils, charities including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Nuffield Foundation, government departments and agencies, and other bodies such as the British Council.

At REF2021, 92% of our Architecture, Built Environment and Planning research, in our joint submission with the University of Edinburgh, was classed as world-leading and internationally excellent, ranked 1st in Scotland, 4th in the UK in the Times Higher Education REF research power rankings

We have an active collaboration with a number of academic and non-academic partners in the UK and internationally, including with the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Our work is focused on delivering real world impacts through engagement with policymakers, practitioners and communities to deliver positive change.