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.
Congratulations to 2017 graduates! June 08, 2017
Congratulations to our graduates who convocated today. Pictured above are Tammas Grogan (far left),...
Urban studies and public policy students collaborate on report on regional governance April 21, 2017
Urban studies master's student Katelyn McDougall, along with fellow student collaborators Linda...
Professor Meg Holden publishes new book on sustainable cities April 14, 2017
Associate professor Meg Holden has published a new book, titled Pragmatic Justifications for the...
Program manager Terri Evans wins president's sustainability award March 09, 2017
SFU community members Tessa Ramburn, Nicholas Dulvy and Terri Evans have been recognized for their...
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...
Who is the City For? Constructing a Progressive Urban Policy Agenda September 27, 2017
When: September 27, 7 p.m. Where: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings St. (Harbour Centre). Room...
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...