Global Suburbanisms in the Media


Maginn, P. & Keil, R. (2019, December 11). Don't alienate the suburbs on climate. CityLab.

Maginn, P. & Keil, R. (2019, December 9). The suburbs can help cities in the fight against climate change. The Conversation.

Keil, R. & Lynch, L. (2019, October 30). Suburban change is transforming city life around the world. The Conversation.

Beveridge, R. & Kip, M. (2019, September 23). Reviewing Suburban Planet: A Roundtable with Theresa Enright, Bérénice Bon, Philippe Koch, and Roger Keil. The Urban Political Podcast.

(2019, September 19). Experiential education takes planning students abroad and it’s a boot camp for the brain. YFile.

Benmergui, R. (2019, September 17). Plan B Episode 2: Aging in Suburbia. Upstream Radio.

Younglai, R. & Wang, C. (2019, September 13). How Canada's suburban dream became a debt-filled nightmare. The Globe and Mail.

Beveridge, R. & Kip, M. (2019, September 9). Take Your Eyes Off the City Center! Interview with Roger Keil on his book Suburban Planet. The Urban Political Podcast.

(2019, June 11). MES students travel through Germany to study housing practices. YFile.

(2019, May 27). Prof. Roger Keil to deliver prestigious Sir Peter Hall Lecture in London, England. YFile.

Kelly, D. (2019, Winter). Suburban Urban: Cities at the city's edge. The York University Magazine.

(2019, May 8). Event celebrates launch of two books exploring global suburbanisms. YFile. 

Airgood-Obrycki, W. & Rieger, S. (2019, February 20). Defining Suburbs: How Definitions Shape the Suburban Landscape. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.


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

Chellew, C. (2018, August 21). Global Suburbanisms: Concepts, Cases, and Connections in Extended Urbanization. The New Spirit.

Maginn, P. (2018, April 12). To Suburbia and Beyond. The (Sub)Urbanista Podcast.

De Vidovich, L. (2018, March 8). Transit networks are key to smart growth in suburbs. The Conversation.

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.

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

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


(2016, November 21). MES students study urban planning in Johannesburg, South Africa. YFile.

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

Keil, R. (2016, June 19). Forget downtowns and suburbs: the 'in between cities' are where it's at. The 180. CBC Radio.

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

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

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

Litman, T. (2016, February 18). Towards a More Equitable Transit Future. Planetizen.

CBC News Toronto. (2016, February 10). How to make Toronto's transit more equitable. CBC News.

Hertel, S. (2016, February 10). Transit Equity Interview with Matt Galloway. Metro Morning. CBC Radio.

Gordon, G. (2016, February 03). Regional Transportation Plan Review: Transit Equity In The GTHA. Novae Res Urbis, Greater Toronto Edition 19 (5).

Lorinc, J. (2016, February 02). How improving transit can price out those who need it most.

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


Spurr, B. (2015, April 25). Waiting for a bus that takes forever: Welcome to Toronto’s ‘transit desert’. Toronto Star.

Keil, R. (2015). Suburbs and the New Urban Century. Ontario Planning Journal, 30 (4).

Gupta, R. (2015, October 15). Helping more people access transit doesn’t need expensive solutions, advocates say. Etobicoke Guardian.


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

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

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

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

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

Hurley, A.K. (2014, May 12). Skyscrapers in the Subdivision: Far from Dead, the North American Suburb is Growing Up. Next City. 

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

Wu, F. & Ning, Y. (2014, March 12). Housing Market Faces Division. China Daily.

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

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

Hertel, S. (2014, January 8). CBC Metro Morning: Bridging the Urban Suburban Divide. CBC Radio.


Wu, F. (2013, February 26). People-oriented urbanization. China Daily.

Tires or feet? Chief Planner’s Roundtable on next generation suburbs. Spacing.

Nurwisah, I.  (2013, May 10). On Transit, Toronto Politicians Are Gridlocked. Huffington Post.

Montgomery, M. (2013, May 30). International academics gather in Canada to discuss the future of cities. Radio Canada International.

Bascaramurty, D. (2013, June 15). How Brampton demonstrates the new vision of Canada. The Globe and Mail.

Hertel, S. & Keil, R. (September 25, 2013). Look for Toronto’s urban future in the booming suburbs. The Toronto Star.

Nettler, J. (September 27, 2013). Why Toronto’s Suburbs are the ‘New City’. Planetizen.

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

Arif, H. (2013, October 7). Suburban Revolution? The Huffington Post Canada.

Wu, F. (2013, November 13). Deflate the housing bubble. China Daily.


Berg, N. (2012, December 21). Disruption Index: Roger Keil. Next City.

Lorinc, J. (2012, September 25). 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. Spacing.

Moos, M. (2012, July 24). Suburbs 4.0- Cities and suburbs now have a lot in common. Connecticut Public Radio.

Berg, N. (2012, June 4). An Atlas of Suburbanisms. CityLab.

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

Keenan, E. (2012, January 5). How the 905 Stole Our Urbanist Mojo. The Grid.


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

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

Lehrer, U. & Keil, R. (2011, August 30). CBC Metro Morning interview. CBC Radio.

(2011, August 30). York University MES students explore shrinking cities in Germany. YFile.

Cizek, K. (2011, June 14). Digital Citizenship. Toronto Standard.

(2011, April 28). A World of Suburbs: Finding the Heart of the Urban Century in the Periphery.  Press release for York Circle event.

Roe, P.G. (2011, April 26). Forskning pa forstaden (Researching Suburbia). Samfunnsgeografen.

Čermáková, M. (2011, March 18). ‘Jižák’ featured in novel high-rise web documentary. Ceska Pozice.

(2011, January 25). Filmmaker draws inspiration from work of Global Suburbanisms team. YFile.

Slums in the sky. (2011, January 20). Eye Weekly.

(January 10, 2011). FES profs comment on redevelopment of Lawrence Heights. YFile.

Dixon, G. (2011, January 6).  NFB doc glimpses into immigrants’ high-rise world. The Globe and Mail.


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

Keil, R. (2010, October 1). Globale Suburbanisierung. Dérive.

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

Keil, R. (2010, May 25). Radio Interview: MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” project. Take5 on CIUT 89.5FM.

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

Shoukri, M. (2010, May 3). On a Grand Scale: Recent major awards highlight York’s research prowess. York U Magazine.