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.
Video available for Ron Vogel's, "Who is the City For" lecture available October 03, 2017
On September 27, the SFU Urban Studies Program presented the first of its fall speaker series...
2017 student award winners announced September 19, 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the following awards: Doug Drummond Research...
Welcome to new and returning faculty September 19, 2017
The SFU Urban Studies Program is pleased to have professor Karen Ferguson back after...
Sabbatical report from professor Patrick Smith September 19, 2017
Professor Patrick Smith was on sabbatical for a year, starting Sept. 1, 2016. Here's his account of...
International field school in Rhine-Ruhr region July 03, 2017
Associate professor Meg Holden spent part of her summer (June 18 - July 2) leading an...
Thesis defence: Linda Gillan October 11, 2017
Master's candidate: Linda Gillan Thesis title: Toward a More Flexible Form of...
Why Does the Past Matter? Emotional Attachments to the Historic Urban Environment October 25, 2017
When: October 25, 7 p.m. Where: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings St. (Harbour Centre). Room...
Crafting carnival, crafting community: the new Mardi Gras in New Orleans November 07, 2017
When: Tuesday, November 7, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Room 5067 (Ellen Gee Common Room) Quadrangle...
Urban Studies Open House December 06, 2017
When: Dec. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. Where: Urban Studies, Room 2100, Harbour Centre This is an...