Recent News

  • Kristin Kelly (Urbs '16) studies in China

    Kristen Kelly (Urbs '16) is currently in the Yenching Academy of Peking University, earning a Master's in China Studies. Kristin really likes it, and encourages you to take a look at the program:

    http://yenchingacademy.org/#

    If you would like to ask Kristen about her experience, let us know and we'd be happy to share her email with you: urbs@sas.upenn.edu.

  • Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Research Assistant

    To assist me in historic preservation-related activities, I will hire a research assistant to work on my behalf in the office of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (www.preservationalliance.com/

  • Transportation Planning / Urban Design Intern Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning

    JOB DESCRIPTION:  DVRPC’s Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning conducts planning studies on topics that require a multifaceted approach. The successful candidate will provide assistance on a variety of projects. Work tasks will primarily include creative design, mapping, and illustration work as well as descriptive narrative to describe existing conditions and recommendations for final report and presentation deliverables.
  • Professor Robert Fairbanks on Radio Times

    Click here to listen to the June 8th edition of Radio Times, where Urban Studies Professor Robert Fairbanks talks about the phenomenon of recovery homes in Philadelphia.

  • Melanie Young's (URBS '15) student selected to compete in national math championship

    Melanie Young (URBS '15) is a teacher at Southwark Middle School in Philadelphia, and introduced the students to the NBA-sponsored board game, Math Hoops, as part of her after school math club. Math Hoops combines basketball and math, encouraging 3rd through 8th graders to learn basic math while scoring “baskets” on a model basketball court.

    Melanie’s student, Aye Aye, who moved to South Philadelphia from Thailand, is one of 16 students selected from over 20,000 applicants to complete in California at the National Championship for Math Hoops.

  • Project Coordinator, Al-Bustan

    Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is an Arab arts and education organization based in West Philadelphia. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” promotes cross-cultural understanding among youth and adults of all backgrounds, seeking to build peaceful and respectful paths for bridging differences, celebrating diversity, and fostering alternative ways of effecting positive social change. 

  • PennEnvironment Campaign Positions Available

    PennEnvironment is a statewide, citizen-based grassroots environmental advocacy group and we're hiring students here in the Philadelphia area for immediate positions on our campaign to fight environmental rollbacks.  We're looking for students who work hard, communicate well and are interested in doing something meaningful with their summer.

  • Program Associate, Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners

    About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

  • Manager, Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners

    About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

  • Food System Program Fellow

    Position: Food System Program Fellow

    Location: Durham, NC