The Department of Geography and Urban Studies teaches and researches the intersection of nature, society and urbanism. Below, you’ll find content highlighting everything our Geography and Urban Studies, Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Studies communities are doing to learn about the changing environment and humans’ impacts on it, to research society and people through geospatial technology, and to sustainably develop cities and towns. Read the stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.
PhD Student Liz Riedman Featured in Grid Magazine
Liz Riedman's 2022 paper is included in Grid Magazine's story about the new Philly Tree Plan.
Victor H. Gutierrez-Velez published in Science Magazine
Victor H. Gutierrez-Velez contributed to the research in the published study "The drivers and impacts of Amazon forest degradation" which looks at...
Christina Rosan Featured in Grid Magazine
Christina Rosan, GUS Associate Professor and Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Communities, was featured in a Grid article on Disparities in...
Professor Jerry Stahler Featured in WalletHub
Professor Jerry Stahler was featured in WalletHub's recent study about Drug Use by State.
Christina Rosan Publishes New Book: Reimagining Sustainable Cities
Geography and Urban Studies Associate Professor Christina Rosan, publishes her new book titled ...
Christina Rosan publishes Article in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Associate Professor Christina Rosan, Geography and Urban Studies, published an article in The...
Philadelphia Heat Wave
Geography and Urban Studies Associate Professor Christina Rosan appears on NBC News to discuss urban heat islands.
Renter Protections Are Crucial to Achieving Climate Justice
By Sterling Johnson
Geography and Urban Studies PhD student Sterling Johnson argues that just planting trees isn't enough to offset the climate catastrophe.