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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



Book Talk with Domenic Vitiello

The Sanctuary City: Immigrant, Refugee, and Receiving Communities in Postindustrial Philadelphia
Domenic Vitiello
- | Fisher Bennet 419

Domenic Vitiello introduces his new book, The Sanctuary City: Immigrant, Refugee, and Receiving Communities in Postindustrial Philadelphia in a book talk in October. In his new book The Sanctuary City, Domenic Vitiello…



Managing Blackness in "White Space"

39th Annual Norman Glickman Lecture in Urban Studies: Elijah Anderson
- | Held in-person as well as via live feed: More details soon on how to sign up!

Elijah Anderson is the Sterling Professor of Sociology and  African American Studies at Yale University, and a pioneer urban ethnographer. Professor Anderson's lecture draws from his most recent book Black in White…

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