Photo Essays in Gender, Sex & Urban Life

In Spring 2021, the students in URBS 277/GSWS 277: Gender, Sex, and Urban Life completed a photo essay assignment.

Melina Lawrence

The Histories We're Given

See the Omnia write up about Melina Lawrence's (URBS & ARCH '21) excellent senior thesis work comparing two Philly statues, the Frank Rizzo and Octavius Catto memorials.

Paul Farber

Paul Farber Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Well done Paul for winning a G. Holmes Perkins Teaching Award, in the category of distinguished undergraduate teaching, 2021.


Congratulations Urban Studies Thouron Scholar

Big congrats to Carson Eckhard, who has won a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom!


New York City in the Time of Covid-19

David Grazian presents his 60-Second Lecture, "New York City in the Time of Covid-19." He is Professor of Sociol

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The Ecology of Homicide

Eric C. Schneider (1951-2017) was an indispensable and long-time member of  the Urban Studies family at Penn.

Anna Duan

Urbie Publishes Paper

Congratulations to Urbs Junior Anna Duan, who recently got a paper published in the Macksey Journal, an undergraduate research symposium journal based at Johns Hopkins University. The paper is about government incentives for rural incarceration and how this plays out in rural counties.


Mural Arts Course Wordpress Site

Check out the beautiful maps, photography, and analysis done by this year's Mural Arts course!


The passing of an Urban Studies colleague

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Felipe Gorostiza, a valued and long-time member of the Urban Studies faculty. Felipe succumbed to Covid-19 virus on April 15, 2020.  

A Wall of Our Own

A Wall of Our Own

Read Paul Farber's (URBS '05 & lecturer of Mapping Philadelphia course) book A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall.