Events

Student Graduate Workshop with Ellen Dunham-Jones

Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century Challenges The “Retrofitting Suburbia Workshop” will be a deep dive into one of the more ambitious suburban retrofits, the White Flint/Pike District in North Bethesda, Maryland. After a presentation of the project, Professor Dunham-Jones will lead participants in a discussion of the diverse impacts of the redevelopment and a comparison […]

City Seminar: “Variations on Urbanism and Planning: Johannesburg perceived from a Toronto Perspective”

Join us for a presentation from graduate students Ryan Adamson, Nabeel Ahmed, Joyce Chan, Carmen Charles, Stephen Closs, Ying Gu, Floyd Heath, Patrycja Jankowski, Victoria Moore, Assya Moustaqim- Barrette, and Orli Schwartz from Ute Lehrer’s Critical Urban Planning Workshop in Johannesburg. Students will present a critical analysis of Johannesburg’s post apartheid urban development along a variety […]

SUBURBSTALK: Understanding the ‘Irrational’: The Contemporary Form of the Turkish State Through an Analysis of the Housing Market

presented by Ezgi Dogru, Political Science, York University Wednesday, September 21st, 2016: 2:00pm-3:00pm Room 280A, York Lanes, York University With reference to the field work that she conducted in 2014 and 2015 in Istanbul and Ankara, the presenter will discuss how the Turkish Mass Housing Administration (Toplu Konut Idaresi [TOKI]) was first advertised as an […]

The Global Suburban Infrastructure Workshop

School of Planning, University of Waterloo, June 14-16, 2015 As the world population is becoming increasingly urban, most of the growth is happening in suburbs. It is thus there that infrastructure stress is most acute, would it be because of a lag of infrastructure development relative to population and growth, neglect of suburban populations relative […]

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, […]