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Zephyr Frank headshot with cover of his book, Reading Rio de Janeiro
Aug 2 2016 | Stanford Report
Stanford historian and Urban Studies director Zephyr Frank used both literary and spatial analysis to understand the roots of inequality in Rio de Janeiro.  He spoke to the Stanford News Service about the findings of his new book, Reading Rio de Janeiro: Literature and Society in the Nineteenth...
Amy Tomasso
Urban Studies Senior Amy Tomasso received first place in the Creative Writing Program's Creative Nonfiction competition for her piece "Me, my mother."  Congratulations, Amy!
Los Angeles mural of a couple dancing
Jun 8 2016 | Stanford News
The Program on Urban Studies, and its Human Cities Initiative, will collaborate with the Stanford Arts Institute on a new fellowship in Creative Cities.  The first two fellows, Andrew Herscher and Johanna Taylor, will be on campus during 2016-17.  Look for the new courses they'll be teaching on the...
Jan 6 2016
In December, Stanford’s urban studies program launched the Human Cities Initiative to promote urban development that prioritizes the quality of life for city inhabitants. The initiative will encompass existing curriculum as well as future events that will emphasize a human-centered approach to...