News & Events

CITY Affiliate Faculty Member Roger Keil to deliver prestigious Sir Peter Hall Lecture

May 28, 2019 11:21 am : News
A prestigious annual lecture that pays tribute to the late Sir Peter Hall, a global figure in the study of cities and regions and their planning, will be delivered this year by York University Faculty of Environmental Studies Professor Roger Keil. The annual Sir Peter Hall Lecture will take place June 5 at University College London more »

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CITY Director Linda Peake Featured in Winter 2019 Issue of York Magazine

May 28, 2019 11:15 am : News
In the recent issue of The York University Magazine (Winter 2019) about metropolitan life, Professor Linda Peake is featured in a leading feature story titled "Smart Cities: Professor Linda Peake talks urban theory and practice," written by Deirdre Kelly with photography by Sofie Kirk. For the full story, see The York University Magazine (Winter 2019).  

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CITY Holds its 2019 Annual General Meeting

May 28, 2019 11:01 am : News
  On April 15th2019, the City Institute held its Annual General Meeting for all CITY affiliates to discuss the institute’s progress over the 2018-2019 academic year and its future endeavours. Director Linda Peake discussed the City Institute’s year-to-date financial report and long-term funding as well as how university-wide budget cuts will impact the institute over more »

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CITY Re-Chartering Site Visit A Success

May 28, 2019 10:56 am : News
On January 25th, 2019 the City Institute at York University held its site visit to discuss the submission of its recent re-chartering report in the fall of 2018 with reviewers Drs. Sutama Ghosh (Ryerson University) and Rob Shields (University of Alberta). The visit began with a preliminary briefing and breakfast, which was hosted by the more »

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York students learn how Toronto hip hop contributes to Canadian art history

April 23, 2019 4:45 pm : News
Three York University undergraduate classes sat in on a panel discussion about the history of Toronto hip-hop culture on March 20 that featured two prominent practitioners: rapper Maestro Fresh Wes and radio DJ Mel Boogie. Maestro Fresh Wes is a Canadian celebrity in both rap music and television (CBC’s “Mr. D”), while DJ Mel Boogie more »

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CITY joins European Commission Horizon 2020 Migration Project Grant

April 9, 2019 12:07 pm : News
By Dr. Frederick Peters, Visiting Scholar at CITY The City Institute at York University (CITY) accepted an invitation to join an international consortium of scholars and area experts to answer one of the Migration Calls of the EC Horizon 2020 program in a project called “Innovation for Inclusive Migrant Integration: Adaptive Public Service Support Platform,” more »

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The Urban Arts and Humanities Meet and Greet - April 15

April 9, 2019 11:58 am : Events, News

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City Annual General Meeting - April 15 2019

April 4, 2019 12:16 pm : Events, News
April 15, 2019 | 11am - 12:30pm | 626 Kaneff Tower   If you have not already RSVP’d, please do so by April 8th, 2019 to city@yorku.ca   *please note that RSVPs are needed in order to ensure that we have quorum at this year’s AGM

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CITY Conducts a Successful Grant Writing Workshop Session

March 22, 2019 9:08 am : Events, News
On February 28th, the City Institute arranged a grant writing workshop for all CITY members to discuss various grant types, as well as advice on grant writing and strategies to put together a strong grant application package. The grant session was intended to specifically assist those at the graduate level and early career stage navigate more »

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March 1st, City Seminar Series: The Toronto Urban Journal

February 22, 2019 12:23 pm : Events, News

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CITY's Dr. Frederick Peters Leads Urban Sustainable Development Policy Course

February 21, 2019 11:30 am : News
Research Fellow at the City Institute, Dr. Frederick Peters returned this February, 2019, from teaching the capstone class in Urban Sustainable Development Policy in the Masters Program “Altervilles,” hosted by the prestigious Sciences Po, Lyon and the Université Jean Monnet held in Saint Étienne, France. As Visiting Professor, Dr. Peters led this year’s Altervilles cohort more »

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New journal at City Institute at York supports undergrads in urban studies

January 23, 2019 3:52 pm : News
This article originally appeared on Yfile on January 21, 2019 _ A new publication that facilitates the extended engagement of outstanding work in the field of urban studies launched in December 2018 through the City Institute at York University (CITY). The Toronto Urban Journal is a reviewed publication that affords undergraduate students with a scholarly, more »

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Feminist Methodology and the Global South Reading Group - Feb 8

January 17, 2019 1:13 pm : Events, News
Feminist Methodology and the Global South  February 8, 2019 | 1-3pm |749 Kaneff Tower Please join us for The City Institute’s Feminist Urban Studies Reading Group in the Winter 2019 Term Our reading group will be hosted by Assistant Professor Sylvia Bawa & Dr. Elsa Koleth  Discussions will cover: The politics of conducting feminist research Conceptual challenges for feminist research Approaches to decolonizing research more »

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Urban Studies Students Visit Sidewalk Labs

November 30, 2018 1:27 pm : Events, News
Students in Professor Teresa Abbruzzese’s, CITY Executive Member, urban planning course in the Department of Social Science visited 307, the central office and experimental site for Sidewalk Labs in Toronto. 307 is a space dedicated to the co-creation of ideas facilitating Sidewalk’s vision of “people centered urban innovation.” The site operates as a living laboratory more »

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Future Cities Summit in Toronto

November 30, 2018 11:02 am : News
On Nov 7th, 8thand 9thCity Institute visiting scholar, Tania Hernandez Cervantes, attended The Future Cities Canada Summit hosted by Evergreen. The event brought together city leaders, think tanks, innovators, and practitioners across sectors to discuss how to design cities where people live and thrive. All attendees gathered in a location that used to be a more »

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The 2018 York-Waterloo Early Career Professional Training Workshop a Resounding Success

November 29, 2018 3:14 pm : News
The 2018 York-Waterloo Early Career Professional Training Workshop a Resounding Success   On Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 2018, Professor Linda Peake and the City Institute at York University, in collaboration with the Professor Markus Moos of the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, hosted the “2018 York-Waterloo Early Career Professional more »

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CITY's TUJ Editor Brandon T. Hillier Awarded Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

August 7, 2018 2:06 pm : News
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has launched the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) this year. DARE provides opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research projects supervised by professors. They will each receive $5,000, and will work on their research projects during the summer term. Learn more about the DARE program. more »

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York researchers to discuss how Toronto informs urban research in sociology

August 7, 2018 1:58 pm : News
York University researchers will lead a panel at a prestigious event on July 18 to share the contributions of Toronto urban research in the field of sociology. Roger Keil The panel discussion, organized by Faculty of Environmental Studies Professors Ute Lehrer and Roger Keil, is titled “Sh!t Is Hot up in the 6 Right Now more »

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SSHRC funds research on post-secondary students and transportation in GTHA

August 7, 2018 1:56 pm : News
A massive collaborative study on transportation behaviors of post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and will offer insights and action on the issue of student travel. The Partnership Development grant of $199,934 funds StudentMoveTO: from insight to action on more »

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City Institute Research Assistant awarded a Dean’s Award for Research Excellence

June 23, 2018 1:22 pm : News
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has launched the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) this year. DARE provides opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research projects supervised by professors. They will each receive $5,000, and will work on their research projects during the summer term. Learn more about the DARE program. more »

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City Institute Members at the 2018 American Association of Geographer’s (AAG) Annual Meeting

June 12, 2018 1:58 pm : News
  City Institute Members at the 2018 American Association of Geographer’s (AAG) Annual Meeting At this past year’s 2018 American Association of Geographer’s (AAG) Annual Meeting, geographers were joined by GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting, which was held in more »

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The Toronto Urban Journal

June 5, 2018 2:39 pm : News
City Institute is excited to announce news of The Toronto Urban Journal, a new publication that facilitates the extended engagement of outstanding work in the field of urban studies. It is a reviewed publication and affords undergraduate students with a scholarly, anonymous review of their work that is conducted by student editors and established scholars. more »

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City Institute Members at 48th Urban Affairs Conference

June 5, 2018 2:31 pm : News
At this past year’s 2018 Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, a number of City Institute members (faculty members, graduate students, post-doctoral visitors and visiting scholars) presented their research. This year's conference was held from April 4th through to the 7th in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Below is a list of the presentations (listed more »

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City Institute Research Assistant Wins First Place at CivicSpark Competition

March 15, 2018 2:44 pm : Events, News
This past weekend, Jamilla Mohamud participated in the CivicSpark Competition “Building Up the 6ix” where her team won first place. CivicSpark, which was founded in 2015 as a chapter of CivicAction, is an organization dedicated to empowering a new generation of city builders who can help develop creative solutions to real issues being faced by more »

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Members of CITY attended the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum

February 23, 2018 2:32 pm : Events, News
Members of GenUrb, including Linda Peake, Principal Investigator; Elsa Koleth, Post-Doctoral Fellow; and Cristina Temenos, Comparative Research Team, attended the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (February 7-13, 2018).  In addition to attended the Women’s Assembly and other panels, they presented at the following: Linda Peake, Panelist Women’s Visions and Practices for more »

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City Seminar: Questions of Municipal Service Delivery in Asia

February 20, 2018 11:57 am : Events, News
Questions of Municipal Service Delivery in Asia:  Why Do I Have Garbage, But Not Water? A Session From the Emerging Asian Urbanisms series Presented by the York Centre for Asian Research & Co-organized by the CITY Student Caucus Sarah Allen “Service Provisions in the Periurban Areas of Can Tho, Vietnam” & Faisal Haq Shaheen “Service more »

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Grant Writing Workshops at the City Institute

February 16, 2018 4:15 pm : Events, News
Please join us for a Series of Grant Writing Workshops, facilitated by Linda Peake, Director, the City Institute, in Preparation for the SSHRC Connections Grant May 1, 2018 Deadline Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes, or other events or outreach activities that facilitate: disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social more »

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The City Institute’s Feminist Urban Studies Reading Group

February 16, 2018 4:09 pm : Events, News
Time: 2-4pm Location: 749 Kaneff Tower   Please join us for the City Institute’s Feminist Urban Studies Reading Group in the Winter 2018 Term   The dates and discussion topics are as follows: January 5, 2018 – with Linda Peake An Introduction: how has the feminist urban field evolved? February 2, 2018 – with Gökbörü more »

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