Recent News

  • Sharna Goldseker (URBS '96) Publishes Book on Philanthropy

    Sharna Goldseker (URBS '96) recently published a book with co-author Michael Moody entitled, Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Based on original research and extensive in-person interviews with next gen donors including Justin Rockefeller, Hannah Quimby, Alex Soros, Katherine Lorenz, John R.

  • Marketing and Business Development Intern at PIDC

    PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. We offer flexible financing products, a targeted portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate, and decades of Philadelphia-based knowledge, to help our clients invest, develop, and grow throughout the city of Philadelphia.

  • Parks Alliance Seeks Skilled Volunteers and Interns

    We are a fast-paced and lively nonprofit that welcomes big ideas and big personalities at our West Philadelphia office. Our work is collaborative by nature and empowering by design. We are committed to our “no coffee, no copies” volunteer policy - volunteers have real responsibility and do valuable work. These positions are unpaid, but we can promise a rewarding experience doing work that matters.

  • Transportation Resource Associates, Inc. Intern

    Paid Internship/ Co-Op Position Description

    Intern assist TRA consultants at all levels, on transit- and  transportation related assignments, especially in fields of safety, security, emergency preparedness, operations, and maintenance. Responsibilities are highly varied, including report and proposal writing, document editing and production, presentation development; database development and analysis; and some field work.

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  • Shared Prosperity Philadelphia Fellowship

    SHARED PROSPERITY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION NOW OPEN! 

  • 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.