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.


Extreme Weather or Extreme Politics

During a recent panel discussion, Geography and Urban Studies faculty addressed the making of a natural disaster and urged students to take the conversation outside of the classroom.

Melissa Gilbert

The esteemed faculty member and geography and urban studies chair is honored to be appointed to the leadership position.

image of Darion Porter

After graduation, Darion completed a GIS internship with the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and is now a Research Assistant with the Public Health Management Corporation, a leading nonprofit provider of public health resources. Learn why Darion became an Environmental Studies Major.

After completing her PhD in Geography and Urban Studies, Colleen completed a fellowship at the Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte.

Marilyn Silberfein

After teaching at Temple for 45 years, Professor Emerita of Geography and Urban Studies Marilyn Silberfein decided to go back to school.