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Showcasing Students' 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. 6, 2015

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

Click here for full details

Book Talk: Building the New Urbanism

Friday, Oct. 30th, noon
Location: Fisher-Bennett Room 222

New Urbanism is perhaps the most influential movement that has emerged in suburban design, planning and development in recent decades. Aaron Passell's Building the New Urbanism provides the first in-depth sociological investigation of the emergence of this phenomenon.

More on the book and author here.

URBS Tour of the Reading Viaduct Rail Park

This September, Urban Studies toured Philadelphia’s planned Rail Park, one of our city's largest upcoming historical revitalization projects.

Take a look at photos of our tour here.

Click here to support the work of Friends of the Rail Park.



32nd Annual Public Lecture

On Nov. 9th, Abigail Perkiss delivered her lecture "Ideals Unfulfilled: Integration, Liberalism, and Urban Education in Postwar Philadelphia." If you missed it, click here to watch the video!

Urban Studies Awards
Use this link for information on our annual Hassenfeld and Jacques Gordon grants, as well as other Urban Studies Program awards.

URBS-Related Internships
Here are some ideas for internships in Urban Studies-related fields.

Urban Studies Links
An assortment of helpful websites to use as a resource in your studies.

Senior Thesis Titles
Thinking about what to work on in Senior Seminar? Take a look at what our URBS alumns have written about in previous years. Penn WebLogin required.