Global Metropolitan Studies has sponsored a range of student groups, including the Food and Cities Group, as well as the Berkeley-Stanford City Working Group, which evolved into Critical Urbanisms. The groups listed below are currently active. GMS also encourages proposals for new student groups.
Critical Urbanisms is an interdisciplinary and cross-campus group, based at the University of California Berkeley, that promotes critical conversations about forms of knowledge and modes of academic inquiry in the study of the city and urban phenomena. The group seeks to explore and interrogate theories of power, capital, and inequality in cities around the globe. Through conversations with acclaimed academics, workshops, symposia, and student panels, we bring together Bay Area scholars to develop novel practices of knowing, studying, and representing the city. In addition to postings on this website, Critical Urbanisms circulates announcements through a Google Group.