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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.

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Richard Florida: From the Creative Class to the New Urban Crisis

| Meyerson Hall, B1

Please join Penn IUR for a lecture by Richard Florida, University Professor and Director of Cities, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto; Inaugural Philadelphia Fellow, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation…



A Contest Without Winners

How Students Experience Competitive School Choice
- | Urban Studies Office, McNeil 414

A Contest without Winners follows a diverse group of Chicago students through the processes of researching, applying to, and enrolling in public high school, finding that the students are powerful policy actors who…



Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

| Annenberg Room 110

Join us for this talk by Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, director of the Latina/o Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at Penn State University.  He is the author of Hotel: An American History, coeditor of Making…

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