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Research Assistant Job Posting - MCRI Global Suburbs Tower Renewal

Timeframe: Fall 2017@ 10 hrs/wk. Possibility of extension for Winter 2018 and Summer 2018 term. Title: MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” – Research Assistant Salary: $5000/term Job Description: This research assistantship is linked to the MCRI Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century research project (www.yorku.ca/suburbs). The MCRI Global Suburbanisms project is a multi-year […]

MCRI co-hosts zoning event with City of TO, Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal, United Way TO and York Region.

On Thursday July 19, property owners, entrepreneurs, community members, academics and city builders will gather at York University in celebration of Toronto’s newest zone: the Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) (www.raczone.ca). Moderated by Graeme Stewart, Principal of ERA and the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal, this event hosted by the City of Toronto will centre […]

Retrofitting Suburbia with Ellen Dunham-Jones a success!

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 we hosted our second Towards Suburbia seminar with sub/urban design scholar, Ellen Dunham-Jones with great success. Ellen Dunham-Jones shared new case studies and research on how retrofits of prototypical suburban property types throughout North America are helping suburbs address 21st century challenges they were never designed for. She drew on her database of over 1400 examples […]

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 […]

CFP: Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century; Graduate Student Pre-Conference

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Pre-Conference York University, Toronto, October 19-21, 2017 Graduate students are invited to submit papers for a graduate student pre-conference, which will take place during the afternoon of Thursday, October 19, 2017 as part of the final conference of the MCRI Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century […]

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 […]