Recent News

  • Gabe Mandujano (URBS '05) on the cover of Grid Magazine

    Take a look at the January issue of Grid Magazine, where URBS alumnus Gabe Mandujano ('05) discusses the triple-bottom line business he launched two years ago, Wash Cycle Laundry.

    Also take a look at articles on the Easwick development issue, which URBS Professor Michael Nairn has been working on, and the aquaponics program at West Philly High School, which mentions UPenn's Urban Nurtrition Initiative.

  • Job announcement: TCC Group - Senior Consultant, Capacity Building NYC

  • Alumn Gets Published in Next American City and Salon

    Jake Scobey-Thal ('09) had two of his articles published in Next American City and Salon this past summer. We invite you to explore his coverage of urban events that took place in NYC and Cape Town, South Africa this past year.

    Find the articles here:

  • Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

    Breakthrough (BT) is a tuition-free academic enrichment program for low-income, high-potential middle school students. Through a six year program offering school year enrichment, year-round academic support, extra-curricular activities, and two intensive six-week summer sessions, BT empowers students to succeed in academically rigorous high school programs. Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is a member of The Breakthrough Collaborative, a national non-profit organization with sites in 30 communities across the country.

  • Philadelphia Mayor's Internship Program

    The City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Internship Program (MIP) is an opportunity for undergraduates who would have completed their sophomore year by the start of the program and graduate-level students to learn about and contribute to the city government managing operations for the nation’s 5th largest municipality.

  • Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship

  • City Hall Fellows

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  • Midwest Academy Organizing Internship

    The Midwest Academy Organizing Internship is an intense and exciting 10-week organizing internship that places interns with community organizations in Chicago to organize around a number of progressive issues and causes.

  • NY City Summer Internship Program

    The City of New York offers many of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Michael B. Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching Urban Studies

    Michael Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, stepped down as Co-Director of the Urban Studies Program in 1996, succeeded by Anne Spirn. To acknowledge his contribution as Director of the Urban Studies Program for over 13 years, the Urban Studies Program and the College of Arts and Sciences established a teaching award in his honor.