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...
Thesis defence: Alexandra Toland September 15, 2017
Master's candidate: Alexandra Toland Thesis title: Queer-What-You-Can: Queer Community...
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...
Thesis defence: Katelyn McDougall September 28, 2017
Master's candidate: Katelyn McDougall Thesis title: Mind the Gap: A Case Study of...
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...
Crafting carnival, crafting community: the new Mardi Gras in New Orleans November 07, 2017
When: Tuesday, November 7, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Room 5067 (Ellen Gee Common Room) Quadrangle...