Global Suburbanisms in the Media


Warren, M. (2018, September 22). Toronto’s political divide is real, but it can change — especially in the suburbs. Toronto Star.

Mueller, M. (2018, February 1). Book challenges urban thought, offers fresh perspective “from outside in.” yFile.


Clark, A. (2017, December 5). Lessons learned from the King Street Transit Pilot project. The Globe and Mail.

Fleischer, D. (2017, November 28). How Amazon brought the GTA together. Post City Toronto.

Paikin, S. (2017, October 24). Rethinking the Suburbs: Putting the Urban in Suburban? The Agenda, TVO.

(April 5, 2017) Why suburban tensions and inequality will drive infrastructure innovation. The Conversation. (Pierre Filion and Roger Keil)

(January 12, 2017) What is transit for?  TVO, The Agenda. (Sean Hertel)


(July 4, 2016) How transit hubs can spur dense development. The Globe and Mail. (Roger Keil)

(June 19, 2016) Forget downtowns and suburbs: the 'in between cities' are where it's at. CBC Radio. (Roger Keil)

(June 6, 2016) Cities are not as big a deal as you think. Undark. (Roger Keil)

(June 3, 2016) How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghetto. The Globe and Mail. (Roger Keil)

(February 25, 2016) Istanbul's suburban dream is fueled by debt. CityLab. (Murat Ocuglu)

(January 21, 2016) Inside Hanoi's gated communities: elite enclaves where even the air is cleaner. The Guardian. (Claire Provost and Matt Kennard)


(December 20, 2014) City and suburbs: six decades of unity and division. Toronto Star. (Katie Daubs)

(December 4, 2014) Suburban way(s) of life: l'essenza urbana abita nelle periferie. Forum PA. (Camilla Perrone)

(November 28, 2014) "Star series looks at Toronto: The Divided City." Toronto Star. (David Rider)

(October, 22, 2014) Periferie: rivoluzioni in corso? Intervista a Roger Keil. Forum PA. (Chiara Buongiovanni)

(September 24, 2014) CBC Metro Morning Interview "Urban/Suburban Divide" (Roger Keil)

(May 12, 2014). Skyscrapers in the Subdivisions (Roger Keil and Sean Hertel)

(May 12, 2014) "A look at how the suburbs are changing and growing up." (Lloyd Alter)

(March 12, 2014) "Housing Market Faces Division." China Daily. (Fulong Wu and Yueming Ning)

(February 12, 2014). “Defining good density: Debunking Assumptions”. Novae Res Urbis. (Sarah Ratchford)

(February 8, 2014). “We know suburbs when we see them” Hamilton Spectator  (Richard Harris)

(January 8, 2014) CBC Metro Morning "Bridging the Urban Suburban Divide" (Sean Hertel)


(February 26, 2013)“People-oriented urbanization.” China Daily. (Fulong Wu)

(June 15, 2013). How Brampton demonstrates the new vision of Canada. (Roger Keil)

(May 10, 2013). On Transit, Toronto Politicians Are Gridlocked. (MCRI)

(September 25, 2013). “Look for Toronto’s urban future in the booming suburbs”. The Toronto Star. (Roger Keil and Sean Hertel)

(October 2, 2013). “Toronto needs York Region more than York needs T.O.” (Sean Pearce)

(November 13, 2013) “Deflate the housing bubble”, China Daily. (Fulong Wu)


(Dec.21, 2012). Global Suburbanisms makes Next City's 2012 Disruption Index. (Roger Keil; MCRI)

(Sept. 25, 2012) Suburban: There is less agreement about what the suburbs are, or whether, in the modern age of urban regions, the term still has any meaning. (Roger Keil; MCRI)

(July 24, 2012). Suburbs 4.0- Cities and suburbs now have a lot in common. (Markus Moos; MCRI)

(June 4, 2012). An Atlas of Suburbanisms. The Atlantic Cities. (Markus Moos; MCRI)

(January 8, 2012). York says world’s population growth will be in the ‘burbs. (Roger Keil; MCRI)

(January 6, 2012). CBC Metro Morning interview: “Suburbs are Cities”. (Roger Keil)

(January 5, 2012). How the 905 Stole Our Urbanist Mojo. (Roger Keil; MCRI)


(November 25, 2011). Future Not A Flat Worldwide Web. (National Film Board)

(November 18, 2011). City Institute Launches Global Suburbanisms Website. (MCRI)

(October 6, 2011). Vaughan, York Region, Take Action on Your Community, Experts Say. (Roger Keil)

(August 30, 2011). CBC Metro Morning interview. (Ute Lehrer, Roger Keil)

(August 30, 2011). York University MES students explore shrinking cities in Germany. (Ute Lehrer; Douglas Young; Will Poppe; Roger Keil; Sigrun Kabisch; Dieter Rink)

(June 14, 2011). Digital Citizenship. (Deborah Cowen)

(April 28, 2011). Press release about Roger Keil’s talk, “A World of Suburbs: Finding the Heart of the Urban Century in the Periphery” for an upcoming “York Circle” event. (Roger Keil)

(April 26, 2011). Forskning pa forstaden (Researching Suburbia), by Per Gunnar Røe in student paper Samfunnsgeografen. (Per Gunnar Røe)

(March 18, 2011). ‘Jižák’ featured in novel high-rise web documentary. (Roger Keil)

(January 25, 2011). Filmmaker draws inspiration from work of Global Suburbanisms team. (National Film Board; MCRI)

(January 20, 2011). Slums in the sky. (National Film Board; MCRI)

(January 10, 2011). FES profs comment on redevelopment of Lawrence Heights. (Roger Keil, Ute Lehrer)

(January 6, 2011).  NFB doc glimpses into immigrants’ high-rise world. (National Film Board; Roger Keil)

(December 1, 2010). Thinking like a Region: Place-based Policy, by Rob Shields in Curb Magazine. (Rob Shields).

(October 1, 2010). Globale Suburbanisierung: Die Herausforderung der Verstädterung im 21. Jahrhundert, by Roger Keil in Austrian magazine Dérive. (Roger Keil)

(September 2, 2010). York researchers receive $10 million in SSHRC funding. (Roger Keil)

(May 25, 2010). Radio Interview on Take 5 about the MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” project. (Roger Keil)

(May 18, 2010). Researcher shifts the lens to suburbs around the globe. (Roger Keil)

(May 3, 2010). President’s Message: “Recent major awards highlight York’s research prowess” in York U Magazine. (MCRI)