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.

Read a profile of our program, students, alumni and research.




  • Thesis defence: Chris Hatcher November 28, 2017
    Master's candidate: Chris Hatcher Thesis title: The historical changes of New...

  • Urban Studies Open House December 06, 2017
    When: Dec. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. Where: Urban Studies, Room 2100, Harbour Centre This is an...

  • Thesis defence: Wes Regan December 13, 2017
    Master's candidate: Wes Regan Thesis title: Density and Diversity: Considering the...