Part of the Center for Urban and Global Studies, the Cities Program introduces first-year students to the study of Hartford and dynamic global cities, positioning students to take advantage of opportunities for hands-on engagement with contemporary urban issues.
The Cities Program is designed for incoming first-year students with an interest in understanding how to plan, work in, and effect change in urban communities. Topics studied include community development, urban planning, urban culture, gentrification, urban renewal, and urban governance policy. Many students in the Cities Program continue to be involved with programs offered by the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) throughout their time at Trinity. CUGS programs include the Urban Studies major and minor, the Center’s summer study away trip in China and independent student research grants. Prospective students apply to the program through the Gateway Programs section of the Common App when applying to Trinity. Learn more about the program and curriculum.
Director of the Cities Program and Center for Urban and Global Studies
Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies
Hear Professor Myers and Becca Dedert ’19 talk about studying cities at Trinity