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, […]

CanU6 National Summit- Sept 18-20

CITY institute Director Linda Peake and colleagues Roger Keil (Faculty of Environmental Studies) and Sean Hertel will be presenting at the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) 6th annual National Summit. The summit gathers Canada's top leaders in urbanism. Entitled "Cities at the Edge - Urbanizing Suburbia in the Regional City", the event will explore trends, […]

NRU writes about The Elusive Search for Good Density

The Feb. 12 GTA edition of Novae Res Urbis covers the panel, presented with the Canadian Urban Institute, in which members of the Greater Toronto Suburban Working Group -- including Roger Keil, Sean Hertel, Ian Chodikoff, Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Sonny Rai, Glenn Miller and Jane Wedlock -- discussed the need to rethink density and our suburbs. […]