Alumni Announcements

There are many ways to stay in touch with URBS:

  • Join the University of Pennsylvania Urban Studies Alumni group on LinkedIn.  This group is limited only to urban studies current students and alums for career networking purposes.  Just search for the page on LinkedIn and request to join.

Alumni Achievements

Josh Curran (URBS ’09) on Vegas Revitalization

As a part of his work with Resort Gaming Group, alum Josh Curran (URBS '09) has been working toward the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas.

Rosaline Zhang (’14) on Teacher Evaluations

Congratulations to recent URBS graduate Rosaline Zhang, who's op-ed How to set up evaluations that help teachers improve has made it to the Seattle Times

Fay Darmawi (URBS ’88) on affordable housing

Fay Darmawi (URBS '88) has written a piece for Housing Finance called How Affordable Housing Can Make a Name for Itself (and Why).

Student Adam Goodman’s ed reform article in the Boston Review

Adam Goodman, a student in the URBS Graduate Certificate Program and PhD student in History, wrote a piece for The Boston Review called "Mexican Education Reform From Below."

Paul Farber (URBS ’05) Collaborates on New Book

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Gabe Mandujano (URBS ’05) on the cover of Grid Magazine

Take a look at the January issue of Grid Magazine, where URBS alumnus Gabe Mandujano ('05) discusses the triple-bottom line business he launched two years ago, Wash Cycle Laundry.

Alumn Gets Published in Next American City and Salon

Jake Scobey-Thal ('09) had two of his articles published in Next American City and Salon this past summer. We invite you to explore his coverage of urban events that took place in NYC and Cape Town, South Africa this past year.

Felicity Wood’s audit of Sacramento’s Fire Prevention Program published

Felicity Wood, class of '92, recently completed an audit of the City of Sacramento’s Fire Prevention Program. Click here to read the published audit.

Joe Portelli (2010) in the news

Joe Portelli, URBS '10, is quoted in a 4-25-2012 New York Times article "The Art of Remaking a Downtown." 

Stephanie Lerner’s honors thesis published in The Foundation Review

Stephanie Lerner's honors thesis was published in the most recent issue of The Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed Journal of Philanthropy.  The article, titled "Next-Generation Philanthropy: Examining a Next-Generation Jewish Philanthropic Network," is based on her senior seminar research tha