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...
Here's an AP article on heroin that Professor Schneider contributed to. Heroin was supposed to be an obsolete evil, a blurry memory of a dangerous drug that dwelled in some dark recess of American culture.
But smack never really disappeared. It comes in waves, and one such swell is cresting across the nation...
Read Professor Schneider's latest, in Berfrois Magazine, on the social ecology that supports high homicide rates in our cities.
(Photo credit: Philly Bicentennial Celebration, 4 July 1976, David King.)
With a little help from writer/activist Eli Clare, Amy Smith (URBS '11) explores the physical connection we feel to the place we call home. Here's a short list of articles written by Amy for the magazine Next City.
(Photo credit: Adriana David)
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"
Paul M. Farber (URBS '05) worked with Getty Publications on a book of historic photographs by Magnum photographer Leonard Freed, This Is the Day: The March on Washington, to commemorate the March’s upcoming 50th anniversary, and wrote the afterward for the book.