The City Institute has invited scholars to share their experience and expertise in conceptualizing and producing scholarly collections in urban studies, both in book and journal formats.
Laam Hae is an Associate Professor at the Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. Her research and teaching focus on radical urban politics in North America and South Korea, urban political economy, decolonial thoughts, socialist feminism, and critical geographic thoughts. She is the author of The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City: Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York (Routledge, 2012), and has recently co-edited On the Margins of Urban South Korea: Core Location as Method and Praxis (University of Toronto Press, 2019).
Roza Tchoukaleyska is an Assistant Professor at the Environment and Sustainability Program, School of Science and the Environment at Memorial University. She examines the politicized rhetoric surrounding public space redevelopment, and the form and function of public spaces in cities in France and Canada. She frequently draws on ethnographic and sensory research methods to consider how cultural identities are imprinted on urban landscapes, and examines the material implications of urban planning and heritage protection policies. She has co-edited three special-issue journals: “Climate change knowledge translation” (2021) in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 13(3), “Public space beyond the city centre: Suburban and periurban dynamics” (2019) in Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 28(1). and “Placing planetary urbanization in other fields of vision” (2018) in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 36(3).
Douglas Young is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. His current research considers the legacies of socialist and modernist urbanism in Berlin, Hanoi, and Stockholm, and the processes of suburban decline and renewal in Toronto. He is co-author (with Julie-Anne Boudreau and Roger Keil) of Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism (University of Toronto Press, 2009). He has co-edited two books: In-between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability (Praxis (e) Press, 2010) with Patricia Wood and Roger Keil and Socialist and Post-Socialist Urbanisms: Critical Reflections from a Global Perspective (University of Toronto Press, 2020) with Lisa Drummond.