Urban Studies Program
The Urban Studies Program at Innis College is a multidisciplinary program of study, which aims to provide students with a multitude of lenses through which to observe, interpret, and understand urban life.
(last updated 21 January 2021)
- USP students in Professor Aditi Mehta’s INI342H1 Urban Studies Research Seminar: Qualitative Research for Urban Studies were recently featured in a U of T News article: “Urban studies course forges bond between students and seniors during COVID-19“. (8 January 2021)
- Congratulations to USP students David de Paiva, Lewis Walker, and Michelle Zhang for being awarded second place in the New Frontiers in Transportation student competition sponsored by the U of T Transportation Alumni Network. The topic of this year’s competition was “Transportation Network Resilience in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond” and de Paiva, Walker and Zhang presented their project titled “Sense and scalability: Up scaling neighborhood solutions to city-wide problems” at a public online symposium on November 12, 2020. To read more on the presentation and competition, click here.
- The students in Professor Aditi Mehta‘s course INI430H1: Youth, Arts, & Engagement in Cities, in collaboration with a cohort of teenage Muslim women collectively known as the Divas Girls living in Regent Park, have created media projects about Regent Park and the lived experiences of its residents. These projects can now be viewed in our Engagement section.
USP In The News
“Urban studies course forges bond between students and seniors during COVID-19” by Geoffrey Vendeville for U of T News, featuring USP Professor Aditi Mehta and students in INI342H1F Urban Studies Research Seminar: Qualitative Methods in Urban Studies (Fall 2020). January 8, 2021