Urban sustainable development model and good urban governance play the pivotal role in the formation of conceptual design of projects in UPRC. Five topics are defined in this regard:
1 . Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
2 . Socio-Cultural (Urban society and cultural issues)
3 . Spatial Structure (The built environment, functions and land-uses)
4 . Economic (Urban financing, budgetary and economic issues)
5 . Management and Technology (New urban management techniques and ICT supportive services)
UPRC emphasizes on out-sourcing of research projects and in cooperation with universities, science centers and scholars at national and international levels.