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 Alastair Moore July 18, 2018
The Urban Studies Program is pleased to welcome Alastair Moore as a term senior lecturer this...
Professor Anthony Perl comments on options to fill the service gap left by end of Greyhound bus service July 11, 2018
Professor Anthony Perl has been quoted in a news story on possible ways to fill the service gap...
Urban studies students and alumni running for local government in this fall's civic election June 21, 2018
The SFU Urban Studies Program has always taken pride in the way our students and alumni are deeply...
Congratulations to our new M.Urbs! June 21, 2018
We celebrated with another crop of new M.Urbs on convocation day this June 14th. Congratulations to...
Welcome to Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl May 25, 2018
The Urban Studies Program is delighted to welcome Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl to its faculty. Dr....
Free lecture - Citizenship and cities: the torch of a sustainable future September 24, 2018
Speaker: Ken Cameron, adjunct professor, SFU Urban Studies Program When: September 24,...
Free lecture - Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax October 24, 2018
Speaker: Ted Rutland When: October 24, 2018, 7 p.m. Where: Room 1400, SFU Vancouver -...
Thesis defence: Jeremy Arbuthnot September 28, 2018
Master's candidate: Jeremy Arbuthnot Thesis title: City of Opportunity: Powell River...
Thesis defence: Daniel Sturgeon October 05, 2018
Master's candidate: Daniel Sturgeon Thesis title: Learning from LoLo: Neighbourhood...