Urban Studies

Urban Studies
Christine Drennon
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200



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A silver VIA bus streaks by a public-art light installation on Houston Street
underneath U.S. 281 near the Tower of the Americas (top left) in downtown San Antonio.

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It is said that the population of the state of Texas will look like the population of San Antonio in 10 years, and that the population of the United States will mirror the population of San Antonio in 20 years.

What a wonderful place to study the city - in one of the largest cities in the United States with one of the most diverse populations. The Urban Studies Program at Trinity University was founded in the 1960s in response to the civil unrest in many of our nation's cities.

It has thrived through the intervening years, training and producing city managers, CEOs of both public and private corporations and organizations, and researchers engaged in making our cities better and more equitable places to live, do business, and raise a family.

Our curriculum is designed to expose students to the plethora of ideas about urban history, urban society, and urban development while giving them the practical tools needed to contribute to social change. Students are actively engaged in local urban affairs, interning and researching local conditions while becoming citizens of the city.

Our faculty are leaders in their field and help produce graduates who go on to make great changes in the places where they work and live.