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.
Director Peter Hall speaks at the 15th World Conference on Cities and Ports October 13, 2016
Professor Peter Hall, director of the Urban Studies Program, was in Rotterdam last week to present...
Students participate in SFU's second Researching the City event October 12, 2016
Two M.Urb students participated in SFU's second Researching the City event on October 12. Samuel...
Congratulations to our Fall 2016 grads October 06, 2016
Congratulations to all our students who convocated this fall. Shown above from left to right are...
Professor Meg Holden moderates at Hedge City panel September 23, 2016
The Urban Studies Program co-sponsored the SFU City Program's "Mapping the Hedge City:...
Sessional instructor posting: Spring 2017 September 29, 2016
The Urban Studies Program invites applications for the position of: Sessional Instructor, Teaching...
Who gets to be part of the city? Urban Studies Fall Lecture Series Animals and the City October 4 (Tuesday), 7 p.m. Room 4800, SFU Vancouver (Segal Building), 500...