Roger Keil and Paul Maginn discuss the role suburbs play in helping cities fight against climate change: Yes, today’s suburban lifestyles are grossly unsustainable as a rule. At its most extreme, suburban settlement in ecologically sensitive areas is clearly reckless.But can we afford to caricature the suburbs and their inhabitants as dreamers living in a […]
Principal Investigator Roger Keil and Project Coordinator Lucy Lynch summarize a decade of suburban research under the Global Suburbanisms project and what to expect next in The Conversation. Read more here.
Warsaw, Poland | Photo by Roger Keil After a decade of ground-breaking research, the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) “Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century,” led by Principal Investigator Professor Roger Keil (Faculty of Environmental Studies) is wrapping up. The project was funded with $2.5 million by the Social Sciences and […]
Principal Investigator Roger Keil and Project Coordinator Lucy Lynch summarize a decade of suburban research under the Global Suburbanisms project and what to expect next in The Conversation: The Global Suburbanisms research initiative has confirmed the idea that critical urban research must make an effort to contribute to the analysis of the production of, and […]
Roger Keil's new book Suburban Planet was the subject of two episodes of the Urban Political Podcast, hosted by Ross Beveridge (Urban Studies Department of the University of Glasgow) and Markus Kip (the Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin). Take Your Eyes Off the City Center! Interview with […]
A new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University looks at how definitions shape how we study and think about the suburbs. "Recent calls for a deeper understanding of suburban space challenge existing definitions and, at a minimum, demand considering them more broadly. Roger Keil and his colleagues have been at […]
“To be a good planner, you must have your feet solidly on the ground; it needs your engagement with the everyday life in cities,” said Lehrer. “But it also requires the experience of other places so that you can come back with new insights and be better at what you are doing.” The Critical Urban […]
SSHRC postdoctoral fellow Samantha Biglieri speaks with Upstream Radio's Ralph Benmergui on "Aging in Suburbia."
MCRI Global Suburbanisms Principal Investigator Roger Keil will deliver this year's Sir Peter Hall Lecture in London, England. The lecture will take place June 5 at the University College London's Bartlett School of Planning with the theme “Metabolic Suburbia: Facing the connectivity of the extended urban world.” “Each year we invite a leading scholar or […]
Brampton- a suburb in transition or a city in waiting? A recent article in the Winter 2019 York University Magazine investigates Brampton's shifting suburban landscape and features interviews from Global Suburbanisms PI, Roger Keil, PhD student Murat Üçoğlu, and City Institute affiliate Sean Hertel. “Brampton,” says Keil, who has been researching the Greater Toronto Area’s […]