Housed at the City Institute at York University (CITY), the MCRI benefits from co-investigators, collaborators and partners across Canada and the world. The academic researchers have worked with partners in government, the private sector and civil society to develop a research agenda. The MCRI provides significant teaching, mentoring and training for students. It will lead to benefits for urban policy and city planning as well as for suburban neighborhood improvement in governance, economic, technical, environmental and social terms. The results will be disseminated through: a series of workshops and conferences in Canada and abroad; articles and monographs with international scientific journals and presses; popular and professional articles and a website; a suburban working group of planners and policy makers; graduate summer schools and undergraduate field courses; a migrating exhibition; and a series of documentaries produced in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).