Urban Studies and Community Development
Build the Future. Inspire.
Urban Studies and Community Development at Boise State University relates the past to the future of cities, their politics and economics, their environmental and cultural trends. Its nature is multidisciplinary and experiential. Its objective is to nurture the ideas and skills highly prized in urban and community development professions. Its purpose is to inform planning and policymaking, to foster equity and social welfare, to seed civic engagement through democratic participation, to empower and inspire.
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Jet packs. Hyperloops. Underwater cities. UF100 journeys to tomorrow. Brace for a thrilling ride. Read the Cities of Tomorrow syllabus.
Internships. Field Study. Service Learning. Students partner with public/private/nonprofit organizations on community development projects and applied research. Read The Working Artist.
Thirsty cities rise from the sagebrush. Scholars at Boise State study the cause and effect.
Read Cities, Sagebrush and Solitude