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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.

Upcoming Events



Freedom Fighter James Lawson

| City Hall

Meghna Chandra (URBS '13 and current PhD student at Penn's School of Social Work) is a member of the Saturday Free School, and this year they are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi throughout the…



R Workshops

| At the Urban Studies Office, 4th floor McNeil

R is an open-source, object-oriented scripting language, an extremely useful tool for analyzing a large dataset. With a little bit of R coding knowledge, you can make R quickly find the answer to a simple question…



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…

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