The Urbanism Lab is devoted to the study of urbanism at the University of Chicago. It includes course materials, research projects, and resources relevant to the built environment. 


CNU Illinois and the Urbanism Lab just launched the Third Place Champion Contest -- a celebration of the places that  foster social connection, a sense of community, and participation in civic life. Enter your favorite "Third Place" -- Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community (to quote Ray Oldenburg) -- for a chance to win $100 (three prizes will be awarded.) 


 The Urban Environment Research Group is located at

Students interested in Urbanism at the University of Chicago should also check out:

"UChicago Urbanists" group on facebook

The Geographical Sciences major

The Environmental & Urban Studies major

The minor in Architectural Studies


The Urbanism Lab is directed by Emily Talen