Welcome to Urban Studies
The comprehensive study of cities – in all of their social, economic, environmental, and political complexity – is crucial to a sustainable global future.
We train urbanists. In our two interdisciplinary graduate education programs, we aim to strike a balance between academic and professional training and to produce graduates who have the diverse and specialized skill sets, broad knowledge base and the flexibility needed to tackle today's urban challenges.
Professor Anthony Perl suggests caution on distance-based transit fares February 03, 2017
Urban Studies professor and transportation export Anthony Perl was quoted in a recent article in...
Professor Patrick Smith comments on proposed reforms to City of Vancouver elections January 25, 2017
Urban Studies professor Patrick Smith (cross-appointed to political science) was sought out for...
Director Peter Hall discusses possible federal move toward further privatization of port authorities December 01, 2016
Program director Peter Hall, who studies ports and port cities, recently spoke with DeSmog...
Libraries research of adjunct professor Lisa Freeman discussed on CBC Radio November 24, 2016
Adjunct professor Lisa Freeman was interviewed about her libraries research for the Early Edition...
Adjunct professor's studentification research covered by multiple media outlets November 21, 2016
Adjunct professor Qiyan Wu gave a free lecture on the topic of "studentification" this...
Senior lecturer Matt Hern launches new book: What a City is For: Remaking the Politics of Displacement October 21, 2016
Senior lecturer Matt Hern launched his new book, What a City is for: Remaking the Politics of...