Welcome to Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts & Sciences. It draws on faculty and resources across the university and the city to offer students a multi-faceted approach to the study of urban trends. More...
Congratulations to the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and our own Professor Paul Farber, on scoring a Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 2014 project grant! The centerpiece of the project, called “Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia,” will be a temporary monument by the late, award-winning artist and University of Pennsylvania professor Terry Adkins.
Samantha Osaki (URBS ’14) was recently published in The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, a journal dedicated to sharing the voices of those involved with Philadelphia public schools. Her article focuses on the challenges currently being faced by Dimner Beeber Middle School, which after being slated for closure a year ago was kept open by community efforts. Congratulations Samantha!
Congratulations to Manon Vergerio, winner of the Rose Undergraduate Research Award! The Rose Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research projects completed by graduating seniors. Manon's thesis, “The Role of Art in Urban Revitalization: A case study of Fishtown, Philadelphia,” guided by Urbs Professor Mark Stern, is one of just twenty university-wide recipients of this award.
Fay Darmawi (URBS '88) has written a piece for Housing Finance called How Affordable Housing Can Make a Name for Itself (and Why). A version of it will be showing up soon in the Penn Gazette.
Photo: 100% affordable Richardson Apartments in San Francisco
Adam Goodman, a student in the URBS Graduate Certificate Program and PhD student in History, wrote a piece for The Boston Review called "Mexican Education Reform From Below."
Photo courtesy Adam Goodman. The sign on the right reads, "I am dangerous, I teach"