Past Events

Postponed: Urban Gay Culture and the Active Accomplishment of Community

Treats, tea, and an interdisciplinary discussion in the Urban Studies office, 414 McNeil Building

Please stay tuned for an updated date and time for this grad talk - thanks!


Presenter: Tyler Baldor, PhD Candidate, Sociology

Discussant: Jason Orne, Assistant Professor of…

Seniors: Interviews for Voter Registration job - Public Interest Research Group

Feb 24, 2020 Feb 27, 2020 at -

Robin Donohoe, a Campus Organizer with the Student PIRGs, will be on Campus Monday 2/24 to Thursday 2/27 holding informational sessions and interviews for graduating seniors. There will be an informational…

The Politics of Informal Urban Growth

Measuring the Global Relationship between Clientelism and Informal Urbanization

Presenter:   Chandan Deuskar, Doctoral Candidate, City and Regional Planning

Discussant:   Mariaflavia Harari, Assistant Professor, Real Estate Department


Julie K. Brown, Investigative Journalist for the Miami Herald


The award-winning reporter who helped break the Jeffrey Epstein case will be speaking to our Urban Journalism class Wednesday, and the lecture is open to anyone interested. 

A Trans Ecology for Harlem: Speculative Planning and the Poetics of Environmental Design


Davy Knittle,  Ph.D. Candidate Department of English

Akira Drake Rodriguez, Lecturer Department of City and Regional Planning


Discover West Philadelphia Social History


Wednesday, January 22 6:30  The Hamilton Mansion at the Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave.  Register at this website:

Georgia O’Keeffe, Sky-shapes, and the Limits of the City


Lee Ann Custer, PhD Candidate History of Art

Eugenie L. Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research & Education

36th Annual Public Lecture: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

"Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership"

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University, is our 36th Annual Public Lecturer. Dr.…

A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the City


Join the Urban Studies Program and URBS 290: Metropolitan Nature for the opportunity to hear Professor Stephen Danley, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden University, speak about…