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.
Welcome to Magali Talandier, visiting scholar January 30, 2020
The SFU Urban Studies Program is pleased to welcome Magali Talandier as a visiting scholar for...
Temporarily Urbane, the Urban Studies Podcast October 24, 2019
We just launched our new podcast, Temporarily Urbane. Our first episode is called...
Celebrating Research Working For Black Lives in Vancouver: Stephanie Allen, MURB June 13, 2019
Urban Studies students set the pace for research at the interface of urban practice and action for...
Thesis defence: Kayzad Nadirshaw March 17, 2020
Master's candidate: Kayzad Nadirshaw Thesis title: Managing Stormwater More Sustainably Using...
Thesis defence: JB McEown April 09, 2020
Master's candidate: JB McEown Thesis title: The Motivations and Operational Realities of...
Thesis defence: Julia Hulbert April 15, 2020
Master's candidate: Julia Hulbert Thesis title: Decolonizing Municipal Heritage Programs:...