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

Gentrification in Austin: Lessons Learned with Dr. Eric Tang

| Walnut Street West Free Library: 201 S. 40th St.

The Office of Immigrant Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Asian American Studies Program of the University of Pennsylvania host a discussion on gentrification with professor and long-time activist Eric Tang…

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…