News & Events

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 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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Migrant Women Walking Down the Cheap Road: Modernization and Being Fashionable in Shanghai

December 18, 2017 4:54 pm : Events, News
Dr. Penn Tsz Ting Ip  This paper examines how new definitions of the “Chinese modern woman” affect the lives of rural-urban migrant women, with a focus on the way these women are interpellated as modern and fashionable. With a focus on the Qipulu Clothing Wholesale Market in Shanghai, also known as the “Cheap Road,” the more »

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You’re Invited to CITY's Potluck!

December 12, 2017 10:05 am : Events, News
You’re Invited to a Potluck!   Everyone is Welcome! Please RSVP to city@yorku.ca Please join us for CITY’s holiday potluck on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 3pm (in front of 734 Kaneff Tower).   We hope to see you there! If we don’t see you, we hope you have a great holiday break and look forward more »

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Trump's plan to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem divides Israelis and Palestinians

December 12, 2017 8:26 am : News
By U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Interview with one of CITY's visiting scholars, Nayrouz Hatoum. CBC Radio -- Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the United States will now officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. The U.S. president also said he would direct the State Department to begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. more »

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CITY Seminar - Building Socially Just Cities with Dr. Simon Black

December 1, 2017 9:53 am : Events, News
  Building Socially Just Cities: Lessons from the Yonge Street Uprising of 1992 On May 4, 1992 in Toronto, a march against anti-Black police violence turned into a riot. The march was organized by the Black Action Defense Committee, a civil rights group, police and criminal justice system watchdog founded by members of Toronto’s Black more »

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The CityAge Toronto Conference, held on November 22nd-23rd

November 28, 2017 10:39 am : Events, News
The CityAge Toronto Conference (https://toronto.cityage.org/home), co-sponsored by York University, explored how the technology boom, population boom and investments in infrastructure can help build cities that work and contribute to an inclusive economy. The conference was held on November 22nd and the morning of November 23rd. Speakers included York University's President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and more »

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Google’s plan to revolutionise cities is a takeover in all but name

November 27, 2017 2:15 pm : Events, News
Last June Volume, a leading magazine on architecture and design, published an article on the GoogleUrbanism project. Conceived at a renowned design institute in Moscow, the project charts a plausible urban future based on cities acting as important sites for “data extractivism” – the conversion of data harvested from individuals into artificial intelligence technologies, allowing companies such more »

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Early Career Workshop in Waterloo 16-17 Nov, 2017

November 22, 2017 11:07 am : Events, News
On November 16th and 17th, the Waterloo-York Career Development Workshop in Urban Studies and Geography was held at the University of Waterloo. For the 35 PhD and Post-Doc participants, this two-day event featured panel discussions on a variety of topics from work-life balance, to academic applications and publications, and careers beyond academia. The intimate nature more »

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PRESS RELEASE: David Miller Takes Key Leadership Post in C40 Cities Network

October 18, 2017 10:54 am : Events, News
Former Mayor of Toronto and environmental leader will advance the fight against climate change in North American cities New York City, USA (04 October, 2017) – David Miller, former mayor of Toronto and celebrated climate campaigner, will join C40 Cities in the role of North America Regional Director and C40 Ambassador for Inclusive Climate Action. Miller more »

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Urban Studies students and professors on their annual field trip to Montreal

October 18, 2017 10:16 am : Events, News
Urban Studies students and professors with Professor Damaris Rose (INRS) on the annual field trip to Montreal (October 2017).

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CITY’s Meet and Greet 2017 and Book Launch (Oct. 13)

October 18, 2017 10:00 am : Events, News

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CITY Seminar Series 2017/18 Fridays 12:30-2pm

October 18, 2017 9:51 am : Events, News
626 Kaneff Tower Please join us for the CITY Seminar Series for 2017/18! Friday September 29, 2017 - Dr. Simon Bekker –  Capital Cities in Africa: Power and Powerlessness. (2012) Simon Bekker & Göran Therborn (eds.) –  The production and chief themes of this publication and the main challenges it raises October 2017 - Dr. Kevin more »

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CITY Seminar - From Sanctuary to Solidarity: Migrant Justice in an Age of Trump and Trudeau

October 18, 2017 9:36 am : Events, News
The City Seminar An interdisciplinary series of presentations and discussions on urban landscapes, past and present. Karl Gardner PhD Candidate, York University From Sanctuary to Solidarity: Migrant Justice in an Age of Trump and Trudeau Karl Gardner is an organizer, educator, and student based in Toronto. He is a member of No On Is Illegal-Toronto more »

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CCSEAS/CCEASE Conference 2017: People In and Out of Place

September 27, 2017 3:24 pm : Events, News
Panels on Urbanism The 33rd Biennial CCSEAS Conference York University | Toronto | 26-28 October 2017

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CITY events with Dr. Kevin Ward

September 27, 2017 2:09 pm : Events, News

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Dr. Kevin Ward at York University

September 20, 2017 1:38 pm : Events, News
Dr. Kevin Ward will be a visiting professor at York University over the next three years.  He will make his first visit to York University in October 2017.  Please check back for events with Dr. Ward. Dr. Kevin Ward Kevin Ward is a Professor of Human Geography and Director of the Manchester Urban Institute at more »

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The City Seminar: Friday, September 29

September 14, 2017 5:15 pm : Events, News
Dr. Simon Bekker Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa Capital Cities in Africa: Power and Powerlessness. (2012) Simon Bekker & Göran Therborn (eds.) –  The production and chief themes of this publication and the main challenges it raises. With an Introduction by Dr. Abidin Kusno, Director, York Centre for Asian Research more »

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Café Scientifique - Healthy Cities: Wednesday, September 20

September 14, 2017 3:46 pm : Events, News
The Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), along with the City Institute (CITY), invite you to join us for a discussion (and refreshments) on Healthy Cities, with: Panelists: Dr. David Buckeridge, Associate Professor, McGill University Dr. Buckeridge is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University in Montreal. He is also a more »

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Four Universities - Affordable Housing StudentDwellTO Project

September 13, 2017 4:16 pm : Events, News
In 2015-2016, the presidents of the four Toronto universities funded and collaborated on the project StudentMoveTO in order to develop the first-ever comprehensive survey of university student travel behavior, trends and needs across seven campuses in the GTA. The four presidents’ second collaborative initiative is now underway and addresses questions around housing affordability and access more »

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“Urban commons: the city beyond the public and the private”—João Tonucci

September 13, 2017 2:08 pm : Events, News
João Tonucci is a PhD candidate at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and former visiting scholar at the City Institute (2015). His research interests range from political economy, critical urbanism and Henri Lefebvre to planning theory, contemporary philosophy and postcolonialism. João recently completed his PhD thesis “Urban commons: the city more »

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It Ain't Business as Usual: Building a Geography of Solidarity for a New Geopolitical Order

March 31, 2017 2:33 pm : Events, News
The City Institute at York, and the Geography Departments at York University, University of Toronto – St. George, University of Toronto – Scarborough, and Concordia University invite you to a one-day alternative American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting on Friday April 7th 2017 at York University, in HNES Building, Room 140 from 9am to 5pm. more »

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CITY Launches Three New Books

March 21, 2017 7:45 pm : Events, News
On March 17, 2017 after a successful inaugural AGM, The City Institute launched the following three books:   Urbanization in a Global Context edited by Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake       Governing Cities Through Regions: Canadian and European   Perspectives edited by Roger Keil, Julie-Anne Boudreau, Stefan Kipfer & Pierre Hamel   more »

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The City Institute at York University Annual General Meeting: March 17

March 10, 2017 4:09 pm : Events, News
  The City Institute at York University is pleased to invite you to our first Annual General Meeting. Time: March 17, 2017 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm Location: Room 280N York Lanes, York University.   At our inaugural AGM, we will be inviting members of the CITY Institute and those interested in being involved to come hear about the more »

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City Seminar: "Doing urban fieldwork: travelling across multiple types of borders for academic research"

March 10, 2017 4:05 pm : Events, News
Join on March 17th for a presentation by PhD students and recent graduates  as they share their personal experiences of conducting fieldwork outside of Canada. Speakers will focus on the intersections of their own fieldwork - in/on the 'urban', understood as a simultaneously physical, social and political space - with research methodology, critical urban theory more »

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Call For Proposals: University Student Housing: Addressing the Affordability Challenge

March 7, 2017 3:17 pm : Events, News
Call For Proposals: University Student Housing: Addressing the Affordability Challenge In 2015-2016, the presidents of the four Toronto universities collaborated on the StudentMoveTO initiative in order to develop the first-ever comprehensive survey of university student travel behavior, trends and needs across seven campuses in the GTA. A second collaborative initiative is now being proposed to more »

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Solidarity Statement

February 2, 2017 8:42 pm : Events, News
Solidarity Statement The City Institute at York University strongly condemns the recent Islamophobic events of this past week, namely the US travel ban on those living in certain mainly Muslim-majority countries and the fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City. We pass on our deepest sympathies to all those targeted by more »

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New Book edited by Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake

February 2, 2017 8:38 pm : Events, News
Urbanization in a Global Context edited by Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake "Urbanization in a Global Context is a contributed text that helps Canadian students understand the process of urbanization by examining cities outside Canada across the global North and South. Truly international in its approach, it emphasizes the interconnectedness of urban places and more »

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Urban Geography Workshop/Seminar Support Award

February 2, 2017 8:31 pm : Events, News
Urban Geography Workshop/Seminar Support Award Request for Proposals Urban Geography will award up to $2,000 to support a seminar series, workshop, or similar event which will bring together leading scholars to focus on a cutting-edge theme within Urban Geography. The expectation is that this award will be supported by the host department and institution either more »

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Graduate Student Research Conference at York: Call for Proposals

February 2, 2017 8:27 pm : Events, News
Graduate Student Research Conference at York: Call for Proposals Deadline: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 Dear Graduate Students: You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for Visions, Collaborations, & Transformations: The First Annual York University Graduate Student Research Conference in the Social Sciences & Humanities. This conference is a special multidisciplinary event that aims to connect participants more »

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City Seminar: “Variations on Urbanism and Planning: Johannesburg perceived from a Toronto Perspective"

February 2, 2017 8:21 pm : Events, News
Join us for a presentation from graduate students Ryan Adamson, Nabeel Ahmed, Joyce Chan, Carmen Charles, Stephen Closs, Ying Gu, Floyd Heath, Patrycja Jankowski, Victoria Moore, Assya Moustaqim- Barrette, and Orli Schwartz from Ute Lehrer's Critical Urban Planning Workshop in Johannesburg. Students will present a critical analysis of Johannesburg’s post apartheid urban development along a variety more »

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Job Posting: Coordinator at The City Institute

January 28, 2017 12:46 am : Events, News
Job Posting: Coordinator, The City Institute at York University (CITY) Deadline: February 3rd, 2017 Description: The Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative support to the City Institute at York University (CITY) and CITY’s research projects. Established in 2006, the City Institute brings together the university’s urban scholars conducting both applied and theoretical research across a more »

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Creating Opportunities Summit 2017

January 24, 2017 3:46 pm : Events, News
The City Institute assisted with a portion of the initial organization behind the 2017 Creating Opportunities Summit being held at Osgoode Hall Law School on January 26 and 27, 2017. "The purpose of the Summit is to explore local, regional and national economic development issues in Canada. Our focus will be strategies, initiatives and policies that more »

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"Transit Cities": Sean Hertel interviewed on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

January 17, 2017 6:53 pm : Events, News
On January 12th, 2017 Sean Hertel was a panelist on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He spoke on the subject of  "transit initiatives in Ontario, how to determine which modes of transit are needed, how to build them, and who should pay for them". The full segment can be viewed online here.

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New book edited by Roger Keil; Julie-Anne Boudreau; Stefan Kipfer, and Pierre Hamel

January 17, 2017 6:51 pm : Events, News
Governing Cities through Regions  Canadian and European Perspectives edited by Roger Keil; Julie-Anne Boudreau; Stefan Kipfer & Pierre Hamel 'Governing Cities Through Regions broadens and deepens our understanding of metropolitan governance through an innovative comparative project that engages with Anglo-American, French, and German literatures on the subject of regional governance. It expands the comparative angle from issues of more »

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YORK UNIVERSITY RESEARCH POINTS THE WAY TO A MORE EQUITABLE TRANSIT FUTURE FOR THE GREATER TORONTO AND HAMILTON AREA

February 2, 2016 7:08 pm : News
TORONTO – FEB. 2, 2016 - In the fast-growing, complex and diverse Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, transit discussions rarely focus on improving access for the greatest number of people and addressing the complex needs of the public. As plans are made, money is spent, routes are plotted and fare schedules are set, “transit equity” more »

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Metro Morning News: Featuring Professor Carl James

November 25, 2015 7:23 pm : News
Listen now to Professor Carl James' audio podcast on Black Youth in Peel now from Metro Morning News on the CBC.   Professor Carl James is a Professor in the Graduate Program in Sociology at York University and is the Director for the York Centre for Education and Community. Moreover is he associated with CITY, The City more »

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SSHRC’s Impact Award: Professors Susan McGrath and Stephen Gaetz

November 25, 2015 5:26 pm : News
York University Professors Susan McGrath and Stephen Gaetz have been recognized by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Professors McGrath and Gaetz are the recipients of the SSHRC’s prestigious Impact Awards. Click here to read the entire article featuring both professors and providing background on their research. The annual Impact Awards more »

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Lecture with Ute Lehrer "Urbanism, Public Space and the Condominiums: Between Dark Age and the Good Society

November 10, 2015 6:44 pm : Events, News
                                    The international graduate PhD program “The World in the City,” run by a consortium of universities from Berlin, New York, and Toronto, is having its annual meeting in Toronto November 19-21, 2015. The topic of the meeting more »

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New Article Featuring Dr. Stephen Gaetz

November 5, 2015 3:12 pm : News
Published on Sunday October 25, 2015 the The Star published an article featuring Dr. Stephan Gaetz. Titled "Youth homelessness not just a downtown Toronto issue" speaks on the growing issue of homelessness outside the Toronto boundary. Dr. Gaetz is a faculty member at the City Institute (CITY) and the Faculty of Education at York University. more »

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New Article Featuring Alison Bain

October 24, 2015 3:36 pm : News
Published on Wednesday October 21st,2015 the article titled "Organized Research Unit welcome new and returning directors" features our current acting Director Alison Bain. Spend some times and take a look at the York University's Daily News article.

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