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.

Media Mentions

Christina Rosan Featured in Grid Magazine
via Grid on June 08, 2022

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
via WalletHub on May 10, 2022

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
via University of California Press on February 10, 2022

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
via The Philadelphia Inquirer on November 19, 2021

Christina Rosan publishes Article in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Associate Professor Christina Rosan, Geography and Urban Studies,  published an article in The...

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via NBC on August 13, 2021

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
via The Philadelphia Inquirer on August 12, 2021

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.