Growth and Structure of Cities

Growth and Structure of Cities challenges students to understand the dynamic relationship of urban spatial organization and the built environment to politics, economics, cultures, and societies.

This interdisciplinary program presents analytic approaches that explore the changing forms of the city over time and analyze the variety of ways through which men and women have recreated urban life through time and across cultures.

Students pursue their interests through classes in planning, architecture, urban social and economic relations, urban history and the environmental conditions of urban life. Advanced seminars bring together these discussions by focusing on specific cities and topics.

To learn more about this program and special opportunities, visit the department page on Inside Bryn Mawr.


Degree Options

Growth and Structure of Cities major, A.B.

Growth and Structure of Cities minor

Special Programs

3+2 Masters in City and Regional Planning with University of Pennsylvania

Partnering with the University of Pennsylvania's Department of City and Regional Planning, students can obtain both a Bachelor's in Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr and a Master's in City Planning from UPenn in just five years.