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Urban Affairs

Resources for students of the NSU Master of Arts in Urban Affairs Program

About this guide

This research guide serves as a starting point for students in the NSU Urban Affairs program. It is not intended to be comprehensive, but contains information on selected resources in the NSU Library, as well as links to materials that are available elsewhere. The guide provides information on both print and electronic resources. 

If you can't find exactly what you are looking for or need assistance focusing your topic, please contact a reference librarian or stop by the Information Desk on the first floor of the library for more help.

If you need help with writing your assignment or editing assistance, please visit the NSU Writing Center, which is conveniently located on the first floor of the library. 

What Does Urban Affairs Encompass?

Urban Affairs is a broad category which encompasses everything related to life in urban areas. From mass transit to urban design to housing, Urban Affairs is a interdisciplinary field focused on understanding cities and their social, political and economic constructs.

What does the United States consider urban?  Check out 2020 Census Urban Areas Wall Map

Mary Girard, Reference & Instruction Librarian

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