We are currently recruiting volunteers for the MCRI Global Suburbanisms (www.yorku.ca/suburbs) final conference After Suburbia: Extended Urbanization and Life on the Planet's Periphery to be held at York University, October 19- 21, 2017. We are seeking volunteers available during the week leading up to the conference and/or during the conference. Tasks will include aiding in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On April 10, 2017 independent news and research website The Conversation published a new article by Pierre Filion and Roger Keil entitled "Why suburban tensions and inequality will drive infrastructure innovation". Read the full article here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On February 8th, 2017 Roger Keil gave a presentation entitled "Suburbs, theoretically! How the urban periphery can be a site of theory and politics" at the Balsillie School of Internationl Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario. From the abstract: "In political and urban theory, the city centre is the place to be. Where minds meet and talent […]
On January 12th, 2017 Sean Hertel was a panelist on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He spoke on the subject of "transit initiatives in Ontario, how to determine which modes of transit are needed, how to build them, and who should pay for them". The full segment can be viewed online here.