Shelley Hornstein’s (Faculty of Fine Arts) recent publication entitled “Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place” was featured in an article in today’s Y-File. Read the full article.
York University, through the City Institute (CITY) and the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies (CCGES), is part of a winning proposal for a major new international graduate student training program. “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present” is funded for an initial 4.5 year period […]
- Anders Sandberg quoted in Globe and Mail article, "The need for aggregate puts the GTA between a rock and a hard place"
Anders Sandberg (Faculty of Environmental Studies) was quoted in a December 10th Globe and Mail article, "The need for aggregate puts the GTA between a rock and a hard place". The article discusses the growing demand for aggregate use in the Greater Toronto Area and the controversy surrounding where quarries should be located. Read the full […]
Shelley Hornstein, a faculty member with CITY, will be promoting her new book Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place. The launch will be held on Sunday, December 18th from 6-8pm at the Gladstone Gallery in the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West). This event is presented by Swipe Design and Ashgate Publishers.
- Wolfgang Andexlinger wins "Österreichischer Baupreis 2011" prize as part of YEAN_Network for Spatial Research Studies.
Wolfgang Andexlinger, a visiting scholar with CITY from the Institute for Urban Design and Spatial Planning, University Innsbruck, Austria, is one of the winners of the 'Österreichischer Baupreis 2011', a prestigious Austrian prize. Wolfgang won this award as part of the group YEAN_Network for Spatial Research Studies and in the category for Organisations & Networks. […]
On Wednesday, November 30, please join us to hear Christian Mettke, PhD candidate at the Darmstadt University of Technology and current Visiting Scholar at the CITY Institute, present "It's Time to Stop the War on Cars: Public Transit in Toronto." Christian's doctoral thesis examines the changing urban, institutional and political context of public transit provision […]
On November 29, 2011, join us for a special session on the ins and outs of publishing in both scholarly and popular formats. Speakers will include publishers' representatives Douglas Hildebrand and Stephen Kotowych, as well as CITY Director Roger Keil and research fellow Simon Black. The session will take place from 12:30 to 2:00 pm […]
The City Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Global Suburbanisms project. Visit Global Suburbanisms to keep up with our ongoing research, find out about the seminars, workshops or conferences we will host, read our “Suburbanicity” blog and share news and ideas through Twitter.
Marianna Valverde (Director, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto) presents "Exclusion, Expulsion and Extraction: The death of planning? A critical look at some current governance issues." Valverde argues that it is time to consider new city-wide mechanisms for democratic planning that address geographic, economic and cultural inequalities, and that are forward looking rather […]
Roger Keil (Faculty of Environmental Studies) was recently quoted in a YorkRegion.com article by David Fleishcer that compares urban sprawl to a complicated Ponzi scheme. View the article.
CITY is pleased to welcome a new visiting scholar: Juliette Segard from University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. Juliette is a PhD student in Geography at University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. Her doctoral work focuses on governance and local political structure in the suburbs of Hanoi, and especially in craft villages. She also […]
- CITYTALKS November 1: Wolfgang Andexlinger presents "Tourbanized Alpine Regions: Tourism and Urbanization in the Austrian Part of the Alps"
Wolfgang Andexlinger (Institute for Urban Planning and Spatial Design at the University Innsbruck, Austria) will be presenting "Tourbanized Alpine Regions: Tourism and Urbanization in the Austrian Part of the Alps" as part of the CITYTALKS series. The presentation will be held Tuesday, November 1st from 12:30-2:00pm in Room 626, York Research Tower. Everyone is welcome. […]
Simon Black (Political Science) has an op-ed piece, "Cities on High Alert", in the October 10th issue of the Toronto Star about high unemployment leading to social unrest in cities. View the article
Congratulations to John Warkentin (Geography) on receiving an ‘Honourable Mention’ for his book "Creating Memory: A Guide to Outdoor Public Sculpture in Toronto" at the Heritage Toronto Awards on October 4th. The book was published in 2010 by Becker and Associates and the City Institute at York University. View more details about the award. View the recent Y-file […]
Roger Keil (Director, CITY) was featured in an article from Yorkregion.com about his recent presentation at a panel discussion entitled “Infrastructure, Growth and the Shape of the Suburbs” in Vaughan on October 4th. View the article.
- Ranu Basu featured in blog article, "Funding, not just lower enrolment, closing schools across Ontario, critics say."
Ranu Basu was featured in Brent Throop's article, "Funding, not just lower enrolment, closing schools across Ontatio, critics say" on the "Trent Arthur" blog. The article discusses school closures and the need for a new funding model in Ontatio. View the article.
- City Seminar, October, 28, 2011: "The City and Colonial Spatial Regimes in Wolastoqiyik Territory: A History of the Present"
Karen Murray (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at York University) presents “The City and Colonial Spatial Regimes in Wolastoqiyik Territory: A History of the Present” as part of The City Seminar Series: an interdisciplinary series of presentations and discussions on urban landscapes, past and present. This event will be held on Friday, October 28, 2011 […]
- Laura Taylor and Douglas Young to speak on the cultural landscapes of North York’s modernist high-rises on November 3 2011
Laura Taylor (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University) and Douglas Young (Professor, Department of Social Science, York University) will speak on“Suburbia: Heritage of the Everyday. Cultural landscapes of North York’s Modernist high-rises” at the 2011 North York Modernist Architecture Forum, presented by the North York Community Preservation Panel in partnership with the City Institute at […]
Roger Keil is scheduled to speak at “Infrastructure, Growth and the Shape of the Suburbs; York Region’s Infrastructure Challenges in the Next 20 Years” on Tuesday, October 4. This speaker series and panel discussion is hosted by Sustainable Vaughan, the Vaughan Citizennewspaper, and Human Endeavor. Other speakers at the event include Eric Miller (Director, Cities Centre), ack Taylor […]
Congratulations to John Warkentin (Geography) on being nominated for a 2011 Heritage Toronto Award! John Warkentin's book "Creating Memory: A Guide to Outdoor Public Sculpture in Toronto" was nominated in the book category for the annual Heritage Toronto Awards. The book was published in 2010 by Becker and Associates and the City Institute at York University. […]