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.
Welcome to Mohsen Javdani, associate professor July 30, 2020
The SFU Urban Studies Program is pleased to welcome Mohsen Javdani as associate professor of...
Yushu Zhu and Meg Holden on Community Housing Canada July 29, 2020
Yushu Zhu and Meg Holden are pleased to announce that work has begun on Community Housing Canada–a...
Urban Studies Program mourns loss of former advisor Beverly Grieve May 28, 2020
The SFU Urban Studies Program was sad to learn of the recent passing of Beverly Grieve, who served...
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...
Urban Studies Program laments loss of adjunct professor Qiyan Wu April 24, 2020
The SFU Urban Studies Program was sad to learn of the passing of Qiyan Wu, one of our adjunct...
Thesis defence: Audrey Guay August 19, 2020
Master's candidate: Audrey Guay Thesis title: Mission to build: Converging and competing...
Pandemonium: Urban studies and recovering from COVID-19 SFU Urban Studies 2020-21 lecture series, Pandemonium: Urban studies and recovering from COVID-19....
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...