for Spring 2014: China Urbanization Seminar

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What is Urban Studies?  An interdisciplinary, undergraduate program at Stanford that combines academic approaches with real-world experience to understand cities.  If you’ve ever wondered why people live in cities (or suburbs), how the physical environment influences behavior, or how to address seemingly intractable problems like urban poverty, homelessness, or troubled schools, Urban Studies may be for you.  Read more

Courses: Urban Studies Courses, Autumn, Winter and Spring 13/14


  • URBANST164 Sustainable Cities students partner with San Francisco Bike Coalition to Improve Access to Golden Gate Park. Read more.
  • We are pleased to welcome Professor Zephyr Frank of the history department, who was appointed faculty director of the Program on Urban Studies in fall 2013. Read more about Prof. Frank here.

  • Read Urbanter, the Urban Studies student blog, at http://urbanter.wordpress.com

  • Urban Studies alumna Mona Thompson '13 was cited in the SF Chronicle for her work on Alcatraz: Art Behind Bars, an innovative theatrical work at the historic prison. Read more.

Congratulations 2013 Graduates!

Where are they now? 

  • Working for Teach for America, Goldman Sachs, Americorps, the Urban Teacher Center, and New York City Urban Fellows;
  • Studying for Graduate Degrees in Urban Planning (Harvard, London School of Economics); Social Work and Public Policy (Berkeley); Anthropology and Earth Systems(Stanford)