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...
Urbs Co-Director Mark Stern & SIAP Director Susan Seifert get shouts out for their CultureBlocks mapping tool, from the Harvard Ash Center's Bright Idea Program. Read the full story ➝
Dr. Schneider has an article published in Politico. For the New Year, read A Hundred Years’ Failure: How did a law to regulate heroin traffic turn into the costly, futile War on Drugs? (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
We invite you to help us inaugurate our alumni mentor program! The goal is to connect Urban Studies undergrads with alumni for career networking and advice, using our Urban Studies Alumni Group on LinkedIn as the vehicle for the initial contact. Below we describe the course of action you would take to participate, both as an alum of the program or a current student.
Congratulations to recent URBS graduate Rosaline Zhang, who's op-ed How to set up evaluations that help teachers improve has made it to the Seattle Times!
Fay Darmawi (URBS '88) has written a piece for Housing Finance called How Affordable Housing Can Make a Name for Itself (and Why). A version of it will be showing up soon in the Penn Gazette.
Photo: 100% affordable Richardson Apartments in San Francisco