Course Offerings

The Urban Studies Program normally offers courses in fall, spring and summer terms, with courses held in the evenings at the Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver. We offer most courses only once per year or in some cases less frequently, depending on student demand and faculty availability.

Urban Studies graduate students receive priority registration for the first two weeks of the registration period.

External students: If you are a student in another graduate program, you will need permission from your senior supervisor or graduate chair to join our courses and may enrol only after the two-week priority registration period for urban studies students has ended, assuming there is space in the course at that time. Please forward the permission to our program manager at

Current: Summer 2024

Course  Title Instructor Day Duration  Time
URB 610 Urban Design Robin Chang We  May-Aug 5:30-9:20 PM
URB 635 Urban Inequality and the Just City Mohsen Javdani  Tu/Th  Jun-Aug 5:30-9:20 PM
URB 655 Global Cities Anthony Perl Mo May-Aug 5:30-9:20 PM
URB 497-691 International Field School: Comparative Urban Sustainability, Nordic region Units: 6 graduate | 9 undergraduate Annika Airas/Meg Holden N/A Aug N/A

Please note: Applications for the International Field School are closed.

Upcoming: Fall 2024

Course  Title Instructor Day Time
URB 101 What is a City? Mei Fang Tuesday (Tu) 2:30-5:20 PM BBY campus
URB 463-663 Diversity and Equity in Cities Aude-Claire Fourot Monday (Mo) 5:30-9:20 PM
URB 601 Urban Professional Development l Annika Airas Thursday (Th) 5:30-7:20 PM
URB 620 Urban Communities and Cultures Annika Airas Tuesday (Tu) 5:30-9:20 PM
URB 665

Urban Housing Policy

Yushu Zhu Wednesday (We) 5:30-9:20 PM
URB 696 Seminar in Urban Studies Karen Ferguson Tuesday (Tu) 5:30-9:20 PM