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...

First Annual Gordon C. Bodek Lecture on Interracial and Interfaith Relations | April 9th

Douglas Massey: Segregation and Social Inequality

Drawn from his book Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb

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In memoriam, Michael B. Katz, 1939-2014


Michael B. Katz, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, died on August 23, 2014.  Michael was co-director of the Urban Studies program from 1983 until 1996.  He, more than any individual, is responsible for the current contours of the undergraduate program...continue

Urban Studies Awards

Did you know: Urban Studies students can get support for their summer research projects or summer internships? The application deadlines for our 2015 Hassenfeld and Jacques Gordon Family grants have been extended to April 3rd - apply now!

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