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

Postponed to the fall semester: Carlo Rotella: Class Divide in a Chicago Neighborhood

Carlo Rotella
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Please stay tuned for a new date and time! Gordon S. Bodek Lecture on Interracial and Interfaith Relations Drawn from his book The World Is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Coming Apart in a Chicago…

Hassenfeld Summer Grants for Undergraduate Research: Due April 24th


The Hassenfeld Grants provide several students with the opportunity to explore answers to questions arising out of their internship or other coursework in Urban Studies, by supporting independent research in the summer…

2020-2021 Urban Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Due April 30th


This competitive fellowship with a service component is geared to doctoral students in the final year of their dissertation work. In addition to completing their dissertation, the fellow will be responsible for teaching…