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: https://vimeo.com/170661547?ref=tw-share
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 […]
Jim Brown from CBC radio's 180 talks to MCRI principal investigator, Roger Keil, about the "in-between city." Click here to listen to the broadcast.
MCRI researcher Roger Keil has been quoted in two recent articles on the suburbs: Ahmed-Ullah, Noreen. (June 3, 2016). "How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghetto." The Globe and Mail. To view article click here. “It’s an interesting case because you have this clustering and clumping of particular people through market […]
GOVERNANCE Michael Ekers, Pierre Hamel & Roger Keil (2012). "Governing Suburbia: Modalities and Mechanisms of Suburban Governance." Regional Studies. 46:3, 405-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2012.658036 Abstract: This paper traces the major modalities of suburban governance through a review of the extant literature on the matter. Based on the existing debate on suburban governance it appears that three modalities […]
Moos, M., Mendez, P., McGuire, L., Wyly, E., Kramer, A., Walter-Joseph, R., Williamson, M. (2015) "More Continuity than Change? Re-evaluating the Contemporary Socio-economic and Housing Characteristics of Suburbs." Canadian Journal of Urban Research. Vol. 24, No. 2 http://cjur.uwinnipeg.ca/index.php/cjur/article/view/14 Abstract: Suburbs that developed in metropolitan Canada post-World War II have historically been depicted as homogeneous landscapes […]
February 17-19, 2017, Grainau, Germany 38th Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries Canada, over the last several decades, has become not only a highly urbanized country but, in fact, “an overwhelmingly suburban nation” (Bourne 1991: 25, emphasis added). There is little doubt that Canada’s urban experience in the early part […]
Per Gunnar Roe. (2015). "The Construction of a Suburb: Ideology, Architecture and Everyday Culture in Skjettenbyen." Built Environment. Vol. 41, N0. 4, 538-549 http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/alex/benv/2015/00000041/00000004/art00008 Abstract: Countering both sprawling suburbia and suburban high-rise estates, planners and architects in the early 1970s developed other ways of making more human friendly, denser and participatory dwelling areas outside cities. Skjettenbyen […]
York University PhD student Murat Ucoglu's writes about his research on Istanbul in CityLab. His article, "Istanbul's Suburban Dream Is Fueled by Debt" can be accessed by clicking here.
We are sorry to cancel the event for "Urbanizing the regions. Master planned transformations and the change of urban shapes" with Professor Marco Facchinetti (Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy).