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.
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...
Director Peter Hall discusses possible federal move toward further privatization of port authorities December 01, 2016
Program director Peter Hall, who studies ports and port cities, recently spoke with DeSmog...
Libraries research of adjunct professor Lisa Freeman discussed on CBC Radio November 24, 2016
Adjunct professor Lisa Freeman was interviewed about her libraries research for the Early Edition...
Adjunct professor's studentification research covered by multiple media outlets November 21, 2016
Adjunct professor Qiyan Wu gave a free lecture on the topic of "studentification" this...
Thesis defence: Peter Marriott March 27, 2017
Master's candidate: Peter Marriott Thesis title: Moving Targets: Mobilities,...
Free public lecture: Mobility Justice with professor Mimi Sheller March 29, 2017
When: March 29, 7 p.m. Where: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings St. (Harbour Centre). Room...
Urban Challenges Forum - Fentanyl: Breaking the Cycle March 30, 2017
The SFU Urban Studies Program joins Douglas College and the City of New Westminster in...
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...
Thesis defence: Gary McKenna April 05, 2017
Master's candidate: Gary McKenna Thesis title: Urban Regimes & Election Finance: Do...