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.
Urban Studies director warns local economy too focused on real estate July 07, 2016
Urban Studies Program director Dr. Peter Hall, who regularly teaches graduate courses on urban...
A new batch of M.Urbs! June 09, 2015
Congratulations to our most recent graduates! Convocation was June 9, 2016. From left to right:...
Associate professor Meg Holden on urban research and sustainability June 13, 2016
In a new video interview with SFU's Office of the Vice-president for Research, associate professor...
Program manager Terri Evans celebrated for 20-year commitment to Coquitlam Farmers Market May 27, 2016
SFU is celebrating Terri Evans, academic and administrative manager of the Urban Studies Program,...
Student featured in story on City of Vancouver's sustainability work April 22, 2016
Urban studies M.Urb student Wes Regan is featured in a recent Georgia Straight article on how the...
Thesis defence: Karen Sawatzky September 08, 2016
Master's candidate: Karen Sawatzky Thesis title: Short-term Consequences: Investigating...
Thesis defence: Fiorella Pinillos September 13, 2016
Master's candidate: Fiorella Pinillos Thesis title: Community, Space and Perception of...
Thesis defence: David Sadler September 29, 2016
Master's candidate: David Sadler Thesis title: Grassroots Groups and Local Government:...