Suburbanicity Blog

News, updates and ideas from Roger Keil, principal investigator of Global Suburbanisms.

Beyond the white picket fence

An interview discussing Suburban Governance: A Global View with Roger Keil. By Sarah Wesseler With more people gravitating toward cities than ever before, new urban morphologies are proliferating throughout the developed and developing worlds. Roger Keil, a professor at Toronto’s York University, has spent his career thinking about the implications of this process. We spoke with him about […]

Sub/urbanization and density: A few critical notes

Roger Keil Density is a concept that enjoys much love in urbanist circles.(1) It is often seen as a necessary precondition for sustainability and even resilience. It has become a rarely questioned normative objective. Densification and intensification are desired processes of urban planning and development. So how about ‘good density’? Is the term as simplistically […]