Welcome to the Urban Studies Program

  • Katharina Galor joining Urban Studies Faculty Fall 2018

    Katharina Galor joining Urban Studies Faculty Fall 2018

    Katharina Galor joining Urban Studies Faculty Fall 2018

  • HOPE Partners with Urban Studies

    HOPE Partners with Urban Studies

  • Berlin-March 2018

    Berlin-March 2018

    Berlin-March 2018

  • End-Of-Year Celebration 2018!

    End-Of-Year Celebration 2018!

    End-of-Year Celebration 2018!

  • Garrett Robinson

    Garrett Robinson

    Garret Robinson '19 Wins Royce Fellowship

Brown University Earns 2018 Top Ranking for Urban Studies Program


The Urban Studies Program at Brown University

The Urban Studies Program teaches students to analyze the city, urban life, and urbanization through a variety of disciplinary lenses. Students learn where cities come from, how they grow, thrive, and decline, how they are organized, and how to construct meaningful, inclusive, secure, and sustainable places. The undergraduate program examines how urban problems arise, how they have been previously addressed, and how to plan cities of the future.


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