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.
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 […]
Suburban Constellations: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century, edited by Roger Keil (2013), recently received rave reviews by Markus Kip from sub\urban. Read the review (in German) here.
Graduate students who attended the "Africa's New Suburbanisms" workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa were featured on York University's daily news hub, yFile. The article detailed their experiences preparing for and attending the workshop. Read the full article here.
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 […]
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.