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.
URB students Sadaf Seifi and Rahil Adeli, along with director Meg Holden publish article on a housing and neighbourliness in the International Journal of Community Well-Being April 29, 2020
In April, Urban Studies students Sadaf Seifi and Rahil Adeli, along with director Meg Holden...
SFU professor receives fellowship to study pressing urban policy issues April 07, 2020
Vancouver’s housing issues—such as gentrification and displacement—can be found in many cities...
Welcome to Nicolas Raimbault, visiting researcher March 31, 2020
Nicolas Raimbault has joined us as a visiting researcher from the University of Nantes Institute of...
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...
Vancouver Urban Pandemic Panel May 26, 2020
Date: Tuesday, May 26 Time: 7:00-9:00pm Format: webinar, online Cost:...
Thesis defence: Luc Bagneres May 29, 2020
Master's candidate: Luc Bagneres Thesis title: Learning in public space: The design...
CUO for summer 2020 - Chief URBster Online April 22, 2020
Urban Studies is gearing up to provide a quality educational experience this summer, under these...