The City

The city is a central feature of modern societies, and urban development over the past five hundred years has led to the emergence of the modern world.  At SFU, human geographers and spatial and geographic information scientists study the ways that cities concentrate human populations, economic production, cultural creation and environmental impact; we study their global economic influence and ecological footprints.  Specifically, we conduct research that brings spatial, political, social, cultural, economic, and environmental analyses to bear on urban politics, planning, policy, development, transportation, consumption, health services, property and the law.  Members of The City cluster are leading, globally-renowned scholars, who are also among the best teachers at SFU.

Research Groups