Urban Studies

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Designed as an interdisciplinary program, Urban Studies offers a broad introduction to the city and the urban environment.

Students combine course work and urban issues with hands-on experience in New York City. A dedicated faculty offer courses ranging from urban politics and community, architecture and the built environment, urban history, immigration and class relations, to literary representations of urban space.

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New Series Gr8 Talks! Next Event 9/28

Tim Verlaan

The Fall 2016 Gr8 Talks! series continues on Wednesday, September 28th with Vol. 2 "Failed Architecture?" led by Tim Verlaan, assistant professor in Architectural and Urban History at VU University Amsterdam, and Failed Architecture team member. Gr8 Talks! is a new series of 8 talks aimed to enhance information sharing and collaboration among students, faculty and experts in the field of Urban Studies. The talk begins at 6 p.m. in 525 Martino Hall, Fordham Lincoln Center, 45 Columbus Ave, NY City.

Vertical Landscape

Congratulations and bravo to Urban Studies major Zhiyi Zhou for her outstanding photography! Zhiyi's exhibit "Vertical Landscape" is now on display at the Ildiko Butler Gallery at Lincoln Center, 113 W. 60th St., New York, NY.

From the artist:

The exhibition, "Vertical Landscape," consists of ten black-and-white photographs taken with a 4*5 large-format camera. Over the past two years, I have photographed in Rockaway, New York and during trips to China and Cuba. Inspired by an interest in people's living space, the photos capture vernacular architectures both dwelled by humans and inhabited by nature.


The opening reception is Friday, April 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please stop by to see Zhiyi's images from New York, China, and Cuba.

Practicing Utopia

Fordham News : Professor Calls for Return to Regional Planning’s Utopian Age

Graffiti Murals

Special Feature:

Urban Studies alumnus Patrick Verel talks about his book Graffiti Murals: Exploring the Impact of Street Art.