PhD candidate Nora Gross

Nora Gross, URBS Graduate Fellow 2018-9, Featured in Omnia

Nora Gross, joint doctoral candidate in Sociology and Education, and URBS Graduate Fellow 2018-19, examines how students grieve and recover after gun violence kills peers, in the latest edition of Omnia magazine.

Urban Food Chain

A Day in Domenic Vitiello’s Urban Food Chain Course

Read this great profile of URBS 248 this semester in the Dining Guide edition of 34th Street Magazine!

Sabrina Aponte (URBS ’19) receives Emerging Young Leaders Award

Sabrina is the recipient of an Emerging Young Leaders Award, after having been nominated by Mayor Kenney's Office of Violence Prevention.

Urban Studies students interviewed about their work

Professor Davy Knittle talks with three students from his Gender, Sex & Urban Life course, URBS/GSWS 277, about their extraordinary final assignments, what their project elucidated for them, and advice they have for future students in the course.

Introducing this summer’s inaugural group of Urban Studies Gordon Fellows!

From the inception of the Urban Studies Program at Penn, connecting theory and practice has been one of our guiding principles. In this spirit, we launched the first year of our Gordon Fellowship, with funding from alum Jacques Gordon and his family.

Greenspan Nicetown

Article on Nicetown by Professor Greenspan

For decades a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia has struggled to repair the damages inflicted by postwar urban renewal.

In Memoriam, Norm Glickman

Norm Glickman, Urban Studies founder and long-time cheerleader and nudger,  passed away on the evening of May 8 surrounded by his family and close friends.  

Norm put in place the guiding principles that shaped Urban Studies at Penn in the late 1960's/early 1970's when, as an Assistant Profess

Congratulations to Gabriella Lott (URBS ’19)

Congrats are in order to Gabby Lott on receiving the James Brister Society Student Leadership Award for 2019!

Rest in Power Sharree Walls (URBS ’13)

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sharree Walls, who was killed by a suspected drunk driver March 2nd in New orleans, where she was living and working.