Julia Hansen

Class Year: 
Asuncion, Paraguay
Other majors or minors: 
French major
What brought you to Urban Studies?: 

I started out in Architecture and then switched to Urban Studies because it offered a more comprehensive approach to urban space as well as to other interesting issues related to cities.

Areas of interest: 

Public space, city planning, economic development

Career/Career Ambitions: 

Make cities better places to live in, especially in Latin America

Thesis Topic: 
Public Space in Asuncion, Paraguay
Fieldwork Placement: 
Brown and Keener, Philadelphia
Memorable experiences as a major: 

Going to Camden to visualize a plan for economic development, exploring West Philadelphia’s public spaces on foot

Research Interests: 

Evolving public space, livability of cities, sustainability

“What is the city but the people?” – William Shakespeare