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 Perl quoted on streetcars and Vancouver's transit future January 03, 2018
Professor Anthony Perl was quoted in two recent media stories. One story, in the Globe and Mail,...
Video available for lecture, "Why Does the Past Matter?" by Dr. Rebecca Madgin October 31, 2017
On October 25, the SFU Urban Studies Program presented the second of its fall speaker series...
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...
Urban Challenges Forum - Family Friendly: What Does it Mean to Build an Inclusive City? February 21, 2018
When: February 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Room 2201, Douglas College (New...
Thesis defence: Julianne King February 23, 2018
Master's candidate: Julianne King Thesis title: 'Don't Let a Good Disaster Go to Waste':...
Carving out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. March 14, 2018
When: March 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Where: Room 7000, SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre - 515 W. Hastings...
Thesis defence: Alex Thumm March 16, 2018
Master's candidate: Alex Thumm Thesis title: Strategically Planning for Parking: An...
Thesis defence: Devon Farmer March 27, 2018
Master's candidate: Devon Farmer Thesis title: An ex post facto evaluation of a Metro...