2012 Archive

  • The CITY Institute and the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) present the Urban Asia series with five lectures from prominent researchers on major Asian cities. The presentations will be held on the last Thursday of the month from 12:00-2:00pm in room 626 of the York Research Tower. October 25 , 2012 | ALANA BOLAND ...

  • Cathy Molloy (Director, Markham Museum) presents “Markham Museum: Growing with Markham”. This event will be held on Friday, November 16th in HNES 142 from 12:30-2:30pm. Cathy has been the Director of the Markham Museum since August 2008. She has a diverse education and work experience including archaeology and accounting. Starting her work career as an ...

  • The CITY Institute and the York Centre for Asian Research jointly present "Both Spectacular and Mundane: The Greening of Urban China, 1990-2010" with Prof. Alana Boland (Department of Geography, Program of Planning, University of Toronto). This event will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 12:00-2:00pm in 626 York Research Tower. Alana Boland is ...

  • Roger Keil (FES) was featured in an October 05 Toronto Sun article, "Will province drag its feet on regional transit taxes?",  in which he suggests that GTA residents would be willing to pay for better transportation. View the article.

  • Members and partners of the CITY institute recently received commendation for their work from the 2012 Heritage Toronto Awards. In the category of book, Gene Desfor and Jennefer Laidley (Faculty of Environmental Studies) received Honorable Mention for their 2011 publication "Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront".       "This book draws on insights from a variety of academic disciplines ...

  • The recently held Transit Summit has received significant media coverage. September 25, Y-File - Transit Summit at York: A Call For Action September 28, OMNI News - Interview with Adam Vaughan and Roger Keil September 28, Toronto Star - James: TTC abandoned by city, province October 1, Torontoist.com - Experts Bemoan Gridlock Over Taxes at ...

  • The City Institute at York University (CITY) and the Faculty of Environmental Studies present: The City Seminar Jennifer Keesmaat Chief Planner, City of Toronto “Re-imagining Planning in Practice in Toronto” Friday October 5, 2012 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in room 140 HNES Building, York University. As the newly engaged Chief Planner for the ...

  • Janine Marchessault, an executive member at CITY, was recently awarded the Trudeau Fellowship prize from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. The prize celebrates outstanding research achievements, creativity and social commitment. Janine's commendation was featured in a recent Y-File article. View the article.

  • CITY and York University recently announced a new PhD Program in collaboration with other universities and institutions from Toronto, Berlin and New York. This announcement was featured in a recent Y-File article. View the article.

  • Shelley Hornstein (Faculty of Visual Arts) will be presenting as the Gillmor Visiting Lecturer at the University of Calgary Architecture Program within the Faculty of Environmental Design. Shelley will be presenting "Arcadia and Augments: The Space of Appearance in Recent Architecture" as part of the Design Matter Lecture Series. This lecture will be held in ...

  • “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present” connects researchers at universities in Berlin, New York and Toronto. York University is part of a consortium of leading universities in Berlin, New York and Toronto to support PhD research through an international exchange program. The International Graduate Research Program ...

  • The "Going to School: A Transit Summit" will take place on Friday September 28, 2012 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, followed by a reception. This forum is a call to action for the coordinated and sustained funding, construction and maintenance of a regional transit system to support and enhance the civic and economic vitality ...

  • Please join us in welcoming Adam Charnaw and Lara-Marie Morh to the CITY Institute. Adam had been volunteering with CITY for over a year while pursuing his undergraduate degree in the Urban Studies program at York, and is now the new Research Administrator. Lara is a visiting scholar from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Her ...

  • Sarah Khan will be ending her time with CITY as our Research Administrator on August 24, 2012. She has accepted a full time position outside of the university. We will miss her and wish her all the best with her future endeavours. As of August 27th, please send all inquires related to the MCRI “Global Suburbanisms project/the ...

  • Robert McDermid (Political Science) was recently featured in a Globe and Mail article entitled,"How Toronto’s suburbs are trying to switch from subdivisions to density". The articles examines how Mississauga and other suburban municipalities in the GTA are beginning to build more distinctive "urban" centres. View the article.