The Suburbs are Burning

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 […]

Ten years of research on Global Suburbanisms wraps up, and continues on

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 […]

Suburban Planet on the Urban Political Podcast

  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 […]

Roger Keil to Deliver Prestigious Sir Peter Hall Lecture

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 […]

Suburban Urban: Cities at the city's edge

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 […]