For Students

Our thanks to everyone who attended, and

thanks to Matthew Desmond, Harvard sociologist, 2015 MacArthur "Genius" award winner, and author of his groundbreaking book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," for making our 33rd Annual Public Lecture a great success!

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Urban Studies Research Guide

If you're looking for where to start your Urban Studies research, then look no further. Urbs librarian Deborah Bishov has created a handy Urban Studies Research guide, complete with online text resources as well as mapping tools, U.S. Census data and more. Here's the link!

Showcasing Student Work

During the Spring 2016 semester, students in URBS 200 will study the economic, social, and cultural life of Chinatown North. Click here to see student work from previous semesters! 

Graduate Certificate Program: Accepting Applications

Fall Deadline: Nov. 4th, 2016

1) CV
2) Letter of interest
3) Statement of purpose

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Urban Studies Awards
Use this link for information on our annual Hassenfeld and Jacques Gordon grants, as well as other Urban Studies Program awards.

URBS-Related Internships
Here are some ideas for internships in Urban Studies-related fields.

Urban Studies Links
An assortment of helpful websites to use as a resource in your studies.

Senior Thesis Titles
Thinking about what to work on in Senior Seminar? Take a look at what our URBS alumns have written about in previous years. Penn WebLogin required.