Roger Keil ‘The imminent collapse of our civilization is standing in two key aspects of our civilization that are driving it over the edge: suburban living and the obsession with the automobile. … [M]uch of the urban structure of today all around the world being abandoned or with greatly reduced populations clustering on urban edges […]
Moos, M., Mendez, P., McGuire, L., Wyly, E., Kramer, A., Walter-Joseph, R., Williamson, M. (2015) "More Continuity than Change? Re-evaluating the Contemporary Socio-economic and Housing Characteristics of Suburbs." Canadian Journal of Urban Research. Vol. 24, No. 2 http://cjur.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/cjur/article/view/14 Abstract: Suburbs that developed in metropolitan Canada post-World War II have historically been depicted as homogeneous landscapes […]
February 17-19, 2017, Grainau, Germany 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries Canada, over the last several decades, has become not only a highly urbanized country but, in fact, “an overwhelmingly suburban nation” (Bourne 1991: 25, emphasis added). There is little doubt that Canada’s urban experience in the early part […]
Per Gunnar Roe. (2015). "The Construction of a Suburb: Ideology, Architecture and Everyday Culture in Skjettenbyen." Built Environment. Vol. 41, N0. 4, 538-549 http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/alex/benv/2015/00000041/00000004/art00008 Abstract: Countering both sprawling suburbia and suburban high-rise estates, planners and architects in the early 1970s developed other ways of making more human friendly, denser and participatory dwelling areas outside cities. Skjettenbyen […]
York University PhD student Murat Ucoglu's writes about his research on Istanbul in CityLab. His article, "Istanbul's Suburban Dream Is Fueled by Debt" can be accessed by clicking here.
We are sorry to cancel the event for "Urbanizing the regions. Master planned transformations and the change of urban shapes" with Professor Marco Facchinetti (Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy).
By Sean Hertel, Michael Collens and Roger Keil In the fast-growing, complex and diverse Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, transit discussions rarely focus on improving access for the greatest number of people and addressing the complex needs of the public. As plans are made, money is spent, routes are plotted and fare schedules are […]
MCRI researcher Lisa Drummond and a former postdoctoral fellow with the MCRI, Danielle Labbe, are quoted in the Guardian's "Inside Hanoi's gated communities: elite enclaves where even the air is cleaner." Lisa Drummond, an urban studies professor at York University in Toronto, has been studying Hanoi for decades. She says a “chasm has begun to […]
YORK UNIVERSITY Position Description -YUSA 2 Position Title: Research Administrator Department: The City Institute at York University (CITY) Term of Employment: Contract — one year Band Level / Rate of Pay: $19.87/hour Hours of Work: 23 hours per week (schedule to be determined once hired), 4 days per week Reports to: Anna Gordon, HR Business […]
Please join us for a SYMPOSIUM ON STUDENT TRANSPORTATION Monday, September 21, 2015 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Registration at 3:30 p.m. Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West Getting here is standing in the way of being here. Together we can fix this. Join us on September 21st for an interactive symposium […]