For Students

URBS Tour of the Reading Viaduct Rail Park

Friday September 11th, 1-3:30pm

Join Urban Studies for a street-level tour of Philadelphia’s planned Rail Park, one of our city's largest upcoming historical revitalization projects.

You must be a current URBS major or minor to join. Seats are currently filled, but sign up to the waitlist by writing to!


Our 32nd Annual Public Lecturer Will Be: Abigail Perkiss!

Nov. 9th, 5pm, 200 College Hall

Stay tuned for more details

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.