Urban Poverty and the City


For the first time in human history, more people today live in cities than in rural areas. In a generation, over 70% of the world is expected to be urbanized. Urban sociology, then, is more important now than ever before.  Focusing on topics such as urban poverty and slums, wealth and gated communities, neighborhood change and neighborhood effects, housing and residential mobility, and community life and city politics, this research cluster focuses on the inner-workings of cities and urban life.

The department sponsors the Urban Theory and Data Lab.

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Nathan Glazer

Remembering Nathan Glazer

February 22, 2019
Nathan Glazer, Professor of Education and Social Structure, Emeritus, died on Saturday at his home in Cambridge, at the age of 95.  Professor Glazer was an influential sociologist, public intellectual, and dear colleague in our Department, and he will be deeply missed.... Read more about Remembering Nathan Glazer
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