Welcome to the Urban Studies Program

  • Bus Tour Series

    Bus Tour Series

  • Urban Studies going to Berlin again Spring '18

    Urban Studies going to Berlin again Spring '18

    Urban Studies going to Berlin again Spring '18

  • Great new Stickers are Here!

    Great new Stickers are Here!

    Great new US Stickers are Here!!

  • Urban Studies End-of-Year Celebration 2017!!

    Urban Studies End-of-Year Celebration 2017!!

    Urban Studies End-of-Year Celebration 2017!!

  • Hana Estice '19

    Hana Estice '19

  • DoorsOpenRI

    DoorsOpenRI

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.