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...
URBS program director Elaine Simon was featured on last page "window" section of the March/April issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette with one of hundreds of photos that she took of the demolition of University City High School. Photographing the long process of the schools deconstruction offered her a way to come to grips with the experience of neighborhood change. Check out the article here!
Congratulations to Izzy Korostoff on being named a Digital Humanities Fellow! https://news.upenn.edu/news/penns-inaugural-digital-humanities-fellows-study-art-urban-history-media
Since 2011, Ira Goldstein and Mark Stern have taught URBS200—Urban Research Methods—using a community case study approach. We have chosen a neighborhood and used a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods to learn about its economic, social, and cultural life. Because Philadelphia is a dynamic city, these case studies typically focused around issues of community change: what has changed and how have those changes affected community residents?
Anthony has been named as a finalist for the Illinois State Board of Education’s annual Teacher of the Year Award. Zarate, who has been with UNO Charter School Network for three years, teaches English Language Arts to 7th and 8th graders at UCSN Brighton Park Elementary School in Chicago.
Paul wrote a piece for PlanPhilly in coordination with PennPraxis' upcoming Praxis Dialogues, on what makes art truly public in Philly's current era of urban renewal: