Geography and Urban Studies News

In more ways than one, nature, society and urbanism intersect, and here at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts, we explore the causes and results of that intersection. The Department of Geography and Urban Studies researches this topic and provides undergraduate and graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to explore how space, place and scale effect the connection between nature and society. The department has a specialized focus on urban studies, here you’ll find content relative to everything our students, faculty and alumni are doing to further geographic analysis of all kinds. Follow the stories here to understand the impact of those changes and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.


Yesterday, Forbes magazine published an interview with 2004 Alumni Ryan Bowers. The interview, Muni Bonds Are More Exciting Than You Think: An Activist Investor's Approach details Ryan's municipal finance startup company. Congratulations Ryan! 

Image of professor Asha Best presenting to students in lecture

Clark University Professor Asha Best recently visited the College of Liberal Arts to give a CHAT presentation on her research into black urban mobility.

Image of alumni David Reed

Trying something different can be uncomfortable at first, but it can lead to a world of exciting new possibilities, and more students should give it a try.

Stock image of a green landscape with a microphone

Instead of writing a paper, the students had a different kind of assignment for their final project: make a podcast.

Geography and Urban Studies students and faculty

Recognizing Excellent Instructors

Eleanor Hofkin Award: Kolson Schlosser, Geography and Urban Studies

This annual recognition is given by the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association to a member of the faculty who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and service to our students.

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award: Sarah Heck, Geography and Urban Studies