About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies
The Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) at Temple University aims to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction and research related to urban systems, nature and society, international development, and spatial analysis, with a special emphasis on the geographic analysis of urban dynamics.
The Department currently offers undergraduate majors and minors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies and an MA in Geography and Urban Studies and PhD in Geography and Urban Studies at the graduate level.
The GUS Department is excited to announce our new Undergraduate Certificate in GIS, Professional Science Master’s in GIS and Graduate Certificate in GIS. For more information about the programs, please contact us.
We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems. Apply now!
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Department News and Events
David W. Bartelt PhD July 31, 1944 – May 15, 2015 We at the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University are greatly saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, David Bartelt on May 15, 2015. David retired in 2012 after thirty-two years on the faculty at Temple University, but remained…
Recent PhD graduate Alan Wiig has accepted a tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, focusing on urban economic development. Alan recently defended his dissertation titled “After the Smart City: Global Ambitions and Urban Policymaking in Philadelphia. His publications include ” IBM’s smart city as techno-utopian policy mobility”…
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 award recipients! Departmental Awards Carolyn Adams Award in Geography and Urban Studies Kalie Mackey and Michelle Stanley Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies Jonathan Szczesniak Patrick Stocking Memorial Prize Kamol Sarker Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award Samantha Johnson Environmental Studies Award Katherine Ament Geography and Urban Studies Department Award…