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How transit hubs can spur dense development

Roger Keil provides insight into transit hubs in the Globe and Mail article, "How transit hubs can spur dense development." “We need to build out these hubs as more than just classical bedroom communities, with some bike paths and a yoga studio attached. That’s not going to cut it,” says Roger Keil, York University research […]

MCRI researcher in the media

MCRI researcher Roger Keil has been quoted in two recent articles on the suburbs: Ahmed-Ullah, Noreen. (June 3, 2016). "How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghetto." The Globe and Mail. To view article click here. “It’s an interesting case because you have this clustering and clumping of particular people through market […]

MCRI Researchers Publish Foundational Papers on Governance, Land and Infrastructure

GOVERNANCE Michael Ekers, Pierre Hamel & Roger Keil (2012). "Governing Suburbia: Modalities and Mechanisms of Suburban Governance." Regional Studies. 46:3, 405-422. Abstract: This paper traces the major modalities of suburban governance through a review of the extant literature on the matter. Based on the existing debate on suburban governance it appears that three modalities […]

Student MoveTO

Hey York Students! Share your travel story by filling out StudentMoveTO and YorkU's survey! Get it done before December 8, when the survey closes. Check out our website ( for more details and watch out for an email linking you to the survey. StudentMoveTO is an initiative started by the four presidents of the four […]

International Forum on Global Suburbanism, May 9-11, 2015

Fudan University, Shanghai, China As a rapidly growing city, Shanghai is exposed to significant challenges with regard to social, economic, environmental, and cultural planning. This forum analyses suburbanization in Shanghai as well as other regions in China from various aspects including land, governance, and infrastructure. Organized by Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) on Global Suburbanisms, […]