March 2017 edition of Habitat International features MCRI supported research

The March 2017 edition of Habitat International features MCRi supported research on water supply in suburban Hanoi. "Fragmented landscapes of water supply in suburban Hanoi" authored by Lucía Wright-Contreras, Hug March, and Sophie Schramm "addresses the relationship between the urban development of Hanoi, Vietnam, and water supply including users’ perception of water accessibility and satisfaction of […]

New book edited by Roger Keil; Julie-Anne Boudreau; Stefan Kipfer and Pierre Hamel

Governing Cities through Regions Canadian and European Perspectives edited by Roger Keil; Julie-Anne Boudreau; Stefan Kipfer & Pierre Hamel 'The region is back in town. Galloping urbanization has pushed beyond historical notions of metropolitanism. City-regions have experienced, in Edward Soja’s terms, “an epochal shift in the nature of the city and the urbanization process, marking the beginning of […]

New publications by Pierre Hamel, Roger Keil, and Fulong Wu

  Cadernos Metropole published "Governance in a emerging suburban world" by Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil. The abstract is as follows: "Cities are increasingly defined through their peripheries. This observation is the result of what has been explored by urban researchers worldwide. Suburban development, with diverse modalities of governance – through the state, capital accumulation and […]

Switching Tracks with Roger Keil and Sean Hertel

In this presentation Roger Keil and Sean Hertel talk about Toronto’s systemic segregation, the difference between equality and equity, transit equity, the Metrolinx $50 billion dollar plan to counteract structural inequities, as well as tools and methods to bring about equity. Watch the video here:

How transit hubs can spur dense development

Roger Keil provides insight into transit hubs in the Globe and Mail article, "How transit hubs can spur dense development." “We need to build out these hubs as more than just classical bedroom communities, with some bike paths and a yoga studio attached. That’s not going to cut it,” says Roger Keil, York University research […]