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.
Video available for lecture, "Why Does the Past Matter?" by Dr. Rebecca Madgin October 31, 2017
On October 25, the SFU Urban Studies Program presented the second of its fall speaker series...
Posting: senior lecturer in gender, environment and urban communities October 25, 2017
The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Graduate Urban Studies Program...
Video available for Ron Vogel's, "Who is the City For" lecture available October 03, 2017
On September 27, the SFU Urban Studies Program presented the first of its fall speaker series...
2017 student award winners announced September 19, 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the following awards: Doug Drummond Research...
Welcome to new and returning faculty September 19, 2017
The SFU Urban Studies Program is pleased to have professor Karen Ferguson back after...
Sabbatical report from professor Patrick Smith September 19, 2017
Professor Patrick Smith was on sabbatical for a year, starting Sept. 1, 2016. Here's his account of...
Thesis defence: Chris Hatcher November 28, 2017
Master's candidate: Chris Hatcher Thesis title: The historical changes of New...
Urban Studies Open House December 06, 2017
When: Dec. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. Where: Urban Studies, Room 2100, Harbour Centre This is an...
Thesis defence: Wes Regan December 13, 2017
Master's candidate: Wes Regan Thesis title: Density and Diversity: Considering the...