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. […]

UPCOMING CONFERENCE: A Suburban Revolution? September, 2013 - Toronto.

The CITY Institute is plesased to announce an upcoming, international, interdisciplinary conference on Global Suburbanisms. The conference marks the midterm of the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This event will be presented in collaboration with the […]


On Thursday April 4, the CITY Institute presents the next in its series of SUBURBSTALKS. Anna Kramer (University of Waterloo) and Christian Mettke (Darmstadt University of Technology) will present “The death and life of 'transit city': Searching for sustainable transportation in Toronto's suburbs." Roger Keil and Sara Macdonald (York University) will discuss “Boundaries, metabolisms, landscape: […]

SUBURBTALKS- Seminar by Florian Koch

Dr. Florian Koch (Department of History and Social Sciences Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia) will be presenting "Urban planning and governance processes at the city fringe: The case of Barranquilla, Colombia" as part of SUBURBTALKS on Tuesday, June 26 from 2:00-3:00pm in Room 626 in the York Research Tower. Everyone in welcome. View the poster. […]

New website "Atlas of Suburbanisms" to be launched at the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

A new website, designed by a team of researchers and students from the  MCRI Universal Benchmarking sub-project, will be launched on May 30, 2012 at 12:00pm during the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting at Sir Wilfred Laurier University in room ARTS 2E7. Atlas of Suburbanisms showcases maps and data on 19 Canadian cities and provides analysis on the changing […]