Learn skills in reading, research, writing and critical thinking that will be valuable in all aspects of your life ahead.

With almost 60% of the world’s population living in urban areas, the concept of “the city” has become an attractive, challenging topic. Cities are key to meeting current global climate change and human rights challenges, as recognized by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Given that each city is a complex system requiring insight from multiple fields of study, we offer you the opportunity to study cities through a range of perspectives and spatiotemporal scales. Our faculty members have a variety of connections, from global organizations to local communities, to help you build your network.

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Microprogram in Urban Studies

Opportunity to acquire a solid foundation in urban Studies while following a Specialization or a Major in another discipline. 

Must be taken in addition to a main program.

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The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Gain a deeper understanding of our world! Our programs provide you with a holistic and multi-faceted understanding of our world, and the issues our environment, people and planet face today.
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