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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Why I'm majoring in Urban Studies: Urban Studies combines my interests in urban sociology, urban planning, real estate development, and sustainable design. I felt that it was the perfect major to learn about and actively work on addressing real-world issues.
What I like best about Urban Studies: The interdisciplinary, flexible nature of the program that ensures I can pursue coursework and projects in fields I'm actually interested in while gaining industry skills and academic experience. The small major size also allows for the creation of a strong community of ...
Why are you majoring in Urban Studies?
Like a lot of people, I was first drawn to Urban Studies because it allowed me to explore all the different things I was interested in without having to quadruple major! I still love how interdisciplinary it is, but I now have a greater appreciation for how many tools the program gives you (policy, history, data, design, etc) to meaningfully engage with the systems, environments, and issues that shape people's lives and livelihoods. It also provides such a wonderful community of thoughtful, creative, and conscientious people!...