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...

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

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

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