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. 


Voting is underway for the Third Place Champion Contest -- a celebration of the places that  foster social connection, a sense of community, and participation in civic life. Vote for your favorite "Third Place" -- Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community (to quote Ray Oldenburg).


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