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.
Winter 2018 faculty news November 26, 2018
Here are some highlights of what our faculty members have been up to over the past few...
Congratulations to student award winners November 26, 2018
We would like to congratulate the 2018 recipients of the following private awards. Well done, all...
Thank you, Peter; Welcome, Meg September 01, 2018
The Urban Studies Program is pleased to welcome professor Meg Holden as its program director as of...
2019 Urban Challenges Forums January 23, 2019
Urban Challenges Forums These evening forums are co-hosted by the SFU Urban Studies Program,...
Thesis defence: Molly Steeves January 23, 2019
Master's candidate: Molly Steeves Thesis title: Energy Utopia: a study of Vancouver’s...
Thesis defence: Caitlyn Harrison January 23, 2019
Master's candidate: Caitlyn Harrison Thesis title: What Does Food Sovereignty Mean to the Homalco...
Myth-making in the Desert January 31, 2019
Mythmaking in the Desert: Trees and Taking Bedouin Land in the Naqab Speaker: Gary Fields,...
Book launch: The Political Thought of C.B. MacPherson February 05, 2019
When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7 pm Where: Room 4400 Segal Building, 500 Granville St. Join us at...