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.
Director Peter Hall discusses possible federal move toward further privatization of port authorities December 01, 2016
Program director Peter Hall, who studies ports and port cities, recently spoke with DeSmog...
Libraries research of adjunct professor Lisa Freeman discussed on CBC Radio November 24, 2016
Adjunct professor Lisa Freeman was interviewed about her libraries research for the Early Edition...
Adjunct professor's studentification research covered by multiple media outlets November 21, 2016
Adjunct professor Qiyan Wu gave a free lecture on the topic of "studentification" this...
Senior lecturer Matt Hern launches new book: What a City is For: Remaking the Politics of Displacement October 21, 2016
Senior lecturer Matt Hern launched his new book, What a City is for: Remaking the Politics of...
Director Peter Hall speaks at the 15th World Conference on Cities and Ports October 13, 2016
Professor Peter Hall, director of the Urban Studies Program, was in Rotterdam last week to present...
Students participate in SFU's second Researching the City event October 12, 2016
Two M.Urb students participated in SFU's second Researching the City event on October 12. Samuel...