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.
Transit study shows how subsidies increase sustainable commuting to downtown Vancouver September 22, 2020
The City of Vancouver and researchers from SFU Urban Studies have just released a report showing...
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...
PANDEMONIUM: Pandemics and Long-range Planning September 30, 2020
Date: Wednesday September 30 Time: 5:00-7:00pm Location: via Zoom Cost:...
Pandemonium: Urban studies and recovering from COVID-19 VANCOUVER URBAN PANDEMIC PANEL: what does COVID-19 mean for cities? Date: Tuesday, May...
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...