2007 Archive

2007 NEWS

Gene Desfor is featured in a Novae Res Urbis article discussing Toronto's Waterfront.
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Anders Sandberg is selected as a semifinalist in TVOntario's Best Lecturer competition.
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The December 2007 issue of York U Magazine contains a brief article by Gene Desfor based on his research on page 10.
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The City Institute and York Centre for Asian Research host a conference on global cities.
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Roger Keil's work on the in-between city is profiled in Alphabet City.
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In the Toronto Star, Ute Lehrer provides a critical perspective on the PATH system.
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Roger Keil and Ute Lehrer speak out, in Rabble.ca, on the plight of German academics whose research and publications on gentrification have been used to link them to a "terrorist organization".
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Roger Keil comments in the Toronto Star about socio-demographic change in Peel Region.
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Doug Young comments on Jane-Finch in the Globe and Mail.
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Environmental Justice in Toronto? In a joint project sponsored by the City of Toronto and York University's City Institute, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability, Melissa Ollevier and Erica Tsang examine environmental equity and diversity in Toronto. In a city with growing income disparity and ethno-cultural diversity, it is little wonder that environmental and sustainability issues are also class-specific and racialized. This study looks at historical trends in environmental justice and racism in Toronto, traces some possible future challenges and charts recommendations for future action.

Roger Keil and Doug Young comment on the announcement of Federal funding for Spadina subway extension to York in the Toronto Star.
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City Institute members attend a symposium in Shanghai on urban issues.
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The journal DESIGNER/builder interviews Doug Young about critical urbanism and the global city.
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Roger Keil discusses the changing face of Toronto's suburbs and 416/905 divide on TV Ontario's The Agenda with Steve Paikin.



December 7th - Jochen Monstadt (City Institute) presents "Cities and Networked Infrastructures: Challenges for Sustainability". More Info
To listen to the complete audio recording of Jochen Monstadt's presentation click here.

November 2nd - Robert MacDermid (Political Science) presents "Representing Urban Sprawl: Muncipal Elections and Urban Development". More Info.
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October 19th - NDP leader Jack Layton discusses "Canada's Urban Future" to kick off the 2007/08 CITY Seminar Series. More Info
To listen to the complete audio recording of Jack Layton's presentation click here.

October 18th - The City Institute at York University presents: CITY IN CRISIS
On October 22nd, Toronto city council will vote on the introduction of two new taxes. According to Mayor Miller, the city's fiscal fate hangs in the balance. Just who are the forces mounting opposition to the new taxes? What does this vote mean for the future of progressive politics in Toronto? And why has such a rich city got such a poor government? Forum Poster

October 2007 - The City Institute at York University announces the 2007/08 CITY Seminar Series. Series Details

September 27th to 29th -  The City Institute at York University and the York Centre for Asian Research, in cooperation with Fudan University, Shanghai, will hold an international and interdisciplinary workshop entitled “Challenges of Global Metropolitanization – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on: Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore”. Conference Program