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.
Temporarily Urbane, the Urban Studies Podcast October 24, 2019
We just launched our new podcast, Temporarily Urbane. Our first episode is called...
Celebrating Research Working For Black Lives in Vancouver: Stephanie Allen, MURB Urban Studies students set the pace for research at the interface of urban practice and action for...
Adjunct professor Seth Klein releases climate change poll August 22, 2019
Earlier this month, adjunct professor Seth Klein commissioned a major national online poll from...
Urban Studies program welcomes Dr. Leanne Roderick as term lecturer August 01, 2019
The SFU Urban Studies Program is excited to welcome Dr. Leanne Roderick as a new lecturer. An...
Urban Studies open house for prospective students Thinking about grad school? The Urban Studies Program invites prospective students with an interest...
Thesis defence: Sarah Beer November 25, 2019
Master's candidate: Sarah Beer Thesis title: Fostering Community Resiliency for Displaced...
Thesis defence: Shea O’Neil November 25, 2019
Master's candidate: Shea O’Neil Thesis title: How will restaurants adapt and succeed in a...