Meet our 2014 Urban Studies Summer Fellows! Four students have received full stipends from Urban Studies to work with community organizations on three continents!

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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 14/15


  • Urban Studies Senior Stefan Norgaard explains how experiential learning impacted his experience as an Urban Studies Summer Fellow in Johannesburg this summer.  Read more.

  • URBANST145 International Urbanization Seminar focuses on urbanization in the world’s two largest economies and biggest emitters of greenhouse gases—China and the United States. Read more in Commons, the Stanford Haas Center for Public Service newsletter here.
  • URBANST164 Sustainable Cities speak on KALW 91.7FM about their experience working with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Listen to the radio interview here.
  • URBANST164 Sustainable Cities students partner with San Francisco Bike Coalition to Improve Access to Golden Gate Park. Read more.

Congratulations 2014 Graduates! Good luck at UCLA Law School, University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, City Year, and all the other places you are headed!