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.
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...
Free public lecture: Love as the prime force in the economies of cities, by Larry Beasley April 03, 2017
Title: Love as the Prime Force in the Economy of Cities – Equities of the Heart for Urban...