Fall programming coming soon!



Urban Studies Class Day
Friday, May 21, 12PM (ET) via Zoom

Please join us for this year's Urban Studies Class Day! At this brief ceremony, we will be celebrating our 2021 certificate recipients. We will also announce the winner of the 2021 Urban Studies Thesis Prize, and will hear from a few alumni. Family, friends, and mentors are welcome to attend! The event program is available here.

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Urban Studies Senior Thesis Colloquium
Friday, May 7, 9:30AM - 1:30PM (ET) via Zoom

Please join us for the Urban Studies Senior Thesis Colloquium! There will be brief presentations by the students, organized into thematic panels. Each panel will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A session. Family, friends, and mentors are welcome to attend! A detailed program is available here, and you can read bios of our seniors here.

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Urban Studies Career Conversation: Margaret Newman '87

Friday, April 23, Noon (ET) via Zoom

Interested in a career in urban studies, but aren’t sure of your next step? Looking for a job involving design, planning, and/or policy? Join us for a conversation with Margaret Newman, FAIA, who has extensive experience designing and building complex projects in urban environments. Newman leads her own consulting firm, More Urban, advising on design, urban planning, transportation and development projects. Her previous experience includes leading the Integrated Planning team and Cities Practice at Arup, and serving as the Chief of Staff for the New York City Department of Transportation, where she provided direction for major agency projects, including the capital design and construction of Times Square.

Urban Studies Methods Conversation: Urban Ecologies and Atmospheres

Friday, April 9, Noon (ET) via Zoom

Join Jerry Zee (Anthropology) and Franz Prichard (East Asian Studies) for a conversation about the diverse ways scholars study the impact of urbanization. From the dust in the air, to the imageries captured by photographers, filmmakers, and writers, urban development shapes the material world, and culture, around us. Our conversation will cover the ways that ethnography, as well as cultural and media studies, help us understand the development of urban areas, particularly in China and Japan.

Urban Studies Methods Conversation: Urban Policing and Violence
Wednesday, March 17, Noon (ET) via Zoom

Join us for a conversation with Professors Laurence Ralph (Anthropology) and Patrick Sharkey (Sociology and Public Affairs) about their latest books, The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence (2019) and an Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence (2018). This informal dialog will focus on ethnographic and quantitative methods to study urban policing and violence, as well as the ways scholarship can inform political movements and policy debates.


Urban Studies Careers: A Conversation with Recent Graduates
Friday, November 13, Noon (ET) via Zoom

Interested in making urban policy, design, and/or equity issues a part of your career? Thinking through your options for graduate school, fellowship applications, and employment searches? Come to an informal conversation where five recent Princeton graduates will talk about their experiences with academic programs and jobs in journalism, architecture, environmental studies, and urban development.

2020 VIRTUAL CLASS DAY CELEBRATION ~ Please join us in celebrating the resilient and historical Class of 2020 Urban Studies Certificate recipients on Thursday, May 28th at 3pm EST.
Our roughly half-hour virtual event will recognize all certificate students,
announce the Urban Studies Thesis Prize, and also welcome several Urban Studies alumni
who have some words of reflection and encouragement for the current graduates.

We here at The Trenton Project have been on an interesting journey. 
You are cordially invited to the screening and discussion of our latest students' films. We're gathering Wednesday, May 20th, at 5pm EST. Please register in advance to join the discussion.

Films on Vimeo: starting May 19th
Discussion on Zoom: May 20th, 5PM EST
Details, films, and registration > HERE

2020 Urban Studies Senior Thesis Symposium, Wednesday, May 6, 11am-1pm. Click here for symposium schedule.