Urban Sociology and Environmental Psychology are interdisciplinary fields focused on the sociological study of life and human interaction in urban areas, and the interplay between individuals and their surroundings. The course explores the interdependent role cities play in the development of society and human relations, the complex links between urban processes, including economic, political and cultural developments. Students are introduced to key theoretical formulations and models in the area of environmental psychology related to people and places, such as personal space, place attachment, place identity, behavioral settings, environmental restoration, affordances, cognitive maps and wayfinding, among others. The course especially focuses on applications of behavioral studies in urban design projects. The course further introduces students to theories surrounding urban societal development, notions of urbanity and issues related to urban (re)development that cities face today. This includes aspects of social (in)justice, gentrification, and “urban sustainability”, as well as the role of power in planning. Topics addressed concern urban politics, economics and housing markets, democracy and participation in policy and planning, and questions of class, gender, ethnicity, and culture in relation to urban environments and lifestyles.