Roger Keil

Title/Position: Professor and former director, the CITY Institute at York University
Department/Faculty/Institution: Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Staatsexamen Dr.Phil. (Political Science) Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität

MCRI Projects: Principal Investigator; A2: Governance; A4: Infrastructure; B4: Boundaries (Co-Team Lead); B5: Regional Governance and Suburbanization; C2: North America Research Cluster; MCRI Steering Committee.

Background: Roger Keil is York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University in Toronto. He researches global suburbanization, urban political ecology and regional governance and is the Principal Investigator of the Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Global Suburbanisms (2010-19). Keil is the author of Suburban Planet (Polity 2017) and editor of Suburban Constellations (Jovis 2013). Keil is the editor of the Global Suburbanisms book series with UTP and the co-editor of Suburban Governance: A Global View (with Pierre Hamel) and Massive Suburbanization (with K. Murat Güney and Murat Üçoğlu) in that series. A co-founder of the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA), he was the inaugural director of the CITY Institute at York University and former co-editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Research Interests: Global Suburbanism; Urban Governance; Global Cities; Infectious Disease and Cities; Urban Infrastructures; Urban Political Ecology.

Selected Publications:

Guney, K.M., Keil, R. & Ucoglu. M. (eds.)(2019). Massive Suburbanization: (Re) Building the Global Periphery One Large Scale Housing Project at a Time. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Keil, R. (2018). The empty shell of the planetary: Re-rooting the urban in the experience of the urbanites. Urban Geography. doi: 10.1080/02723638.2018.1451018

Keil, R. (2018). Canadian Suburbia: From the Periphery of Empire to the Frontier of the Sub/Urban Century. Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien.

Keil, R. (2018). Extended urbanization, suburban revolutions and the legacy of Lefebvre. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 36 (3): 494–511 doi: 10.1177/0263775817749594

Ren, X. & Keil, R. (eds.)(2017). The Globalizing Cities Reader 2nd edition. Routledge.

Boudreau, J.A., Hamel, P., Keil, R. & Kipfer, S. (eds.)(2017) Governing Cities Through Regions: Canadian and European Perspectives. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Keil, R. & Hertel, S. (2017). Fixing postsuburbia: Recalibrating the way think, speak and act upon Toronto’s periphery. In K. Anacker & P. Maginn (eds.) Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare? Taylor & Francis Group.

Keil, R. (2017). Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In. Cambridge: Polity.

Hamel, P. & Keil, R. (2017). Suburban World: Comparing the governance of globalizing regions from the outside in. Environment and Planning C. (Forthcoming)

Keil, R., & Macdonald, S. (2016). Rethinking urban political ecology from the outside in: Greenbelts and boundaries in the post-suburban city. Local Environment. doi: 10.1080/13549839.2016.1145642

Hertel, S., & Keil, R. (2016). “Erst reden, dann handeln”– Die Greater Toronto Suburban Working Group und der Um/bau der städtischen Peripherie in Kanadas diverser Metropole. In Jessen, J., & Roost, F. (Eds.), Refitting Suburbia (pp. 95-112). Berlin: Jovis.

Filion, P. & Keil, R. (2016). Contested infrastructures: Tension, inequity and innovation in the global suburb. Urban Policy and Research. doi: 10.1080/08111146.2016.1187122

Addie, J.P. & Keil, R. (2016). ‘It’s not going to be suburban, it’s going to be all urban’: Assembling Post-Suburbia in the Toronto and Chicago Regions. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 39 (5): 892-911.

Hamel, P. & Keil, R. (2015). Suburban Governance: A Global View. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Charmes, E., & Keil, R. (2015). Post-suburban morphologies in Canada and France: Beyond the anti-sprawl debate. IJURR D&D 39, 3: 581-602.

Keil, R. (2015). Towers in the park, bungalows in the garden: Peripheral densities, metropolitan scales and the political cultures of post-suburbia. Built Environment, 41 (4):  579-596.

Addie, J.P. & Keil, R. (2015). Real existing regionalism: The region between talk, territory and technology. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 39 (2): 407-17.

Addie, J.P., Olds, K. & Keil, R. (2015). “Beyond town and gown”: Higher education institutions, territoriality and the mobilization of new urban structures. Territory, Politics, Governance. 3 (1): 27-50.

Young. D. & Keil, R. (2014). Locating the urban in-between: Tracking the urban politics of infrastructure in Toronto. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 38 (5): 1589-1608.

Keil, R. (ed.) (2013). Suburban Constellations. Berlin: Jovis.

Ekers, M. Hamel, P. & Keil, R. (2012) Governing Suburbia: Modalities and Mechanisms of Suburban Governance. Regional Studies. 46 (3): 405-422.

Macdonald, S. & Keil, R. (2012). The Ontario Greenbelt: Shifting the Scales of the Sustainability Fix? The Professional Geographer. 64 (1): 125-145.

Young, D., Wood, P.B. (eds.)(2011). In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Praxis(e) Press.

Boudreau,  J.A., Young, D. & Keil, R. (2009). Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Mahon, R. & Keil, R. (eds.)(2009). Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale. UBC Press

Ali, S.H. & Keil, R. (2008). Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City. Wiley-Blackwell.