Suburbanicity Blog

News, updates and ideas from Roger Keil, principal investigator of Global Suburbanisms.

Beyond the white picket fence: An interview on suburban governance with Roger Keil

By Sarah Wesseler With more people gravitating toward cities than ever before, new urban morphologies are proliferating throughout the developed and developing worlds. Roger Keil, a professor at Toronto’s York University, has spent his career thinking about the implications of this process. We spoke with him about Suburban Governance: A Global View, a newly released book he co-edited with University […]

Sub/urbanization and density: A few critical notes

By Roger Keil Density is a concept that enjoys much love in urbanist circles.1 It is often seen as a necessary precondition for sustainability and even resilience. It has become a rarely questioned normative objective. Densification and intensification are desired processes of urban planning and development. So how about ‘good density’? Is the term as […]