2015 Archive

  • Event: Two Analytic Windows into China's Intergenerational Bus Seat Conflicts Date: January 20th, 2016 Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm Location: Sociology Common Room, 2101 Vari Hall, York University    Please join Professor Katherine Bischoping from the Department of Sociology and Zhipeng Gao from the Graduate Program in Psychology will be presenting on "Two Analytic Windows into China's Intergenerational Bus […]

  • The City Seminar: Seeing like a Speculator: Making Real Estate in Fin-de-siecle Paris Date: Friday January 8th, 2016 Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm NEW LOCATION: Room 626, Kaneff Tower, York University    Alexia Yates is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at York University. She is an urban historian and a historian of economic life in modern Europe. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  •                                     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 […]

  • The City Seminar: Queer worldings in the urban age Date: Friday December 4th, 2015 Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm NEW LOCATION: Room 305, York Lanes, York University    Please join the City Institute at York University (CITY) to welcome Natalie Oswin, on "Queer worldings in the urban age". Natalie is an urban social geographer and an Associate Professor […]

  • 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. […]

  • The City Seminar: "Unearthing the Other Stories: Political Spaces and Everyday Life at the Intersections of Cities, Gender and Nature" Date: November 6, 2015 Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm Location: Room 140, HNES Building Panelists include Professor Gerda Wekerle, Professor Liette Gilbert, Donald Leffers, and Professor Ellie Perkins. The seminar will take place on Friday November […]

  • 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.

  • Darren Patrick, a resident at the CITY Institute PhD Student competing his doctorates degree through the Faculty of Environment Studies shares his experience in Bologna on the latest evocation threatens to whitewash the red city's political legacy. Please take some time to review Darren Patrick and his experience. Darren Patrick is an academic, transnational activist, a member of Laboratorio […]

  • Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research The goal of this conference is to explore how sub/urban and regional austerity measures have altered fiscal arrangements, social services provisioning, labour-management relations, socio-political and electoral landscapes. Alternate Routes and the City Institute at York University (CITY) are seeking critical submissions that advance or challenge theoretical approaches, […]

  • More Information ...? The Student Move Transportation Survey Symposium took place on Monday September 21, 2015 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. The survey will be rolling out within the next upcoming months. For more on the Symposium on Student Transportation Please check out the Student Move T.O Official website. . _____________________________ Please join us for a […]

  • Between June 14th - 16th, 2015  a Global Suburban Infrastructure Workshop took place at the University of Waterloo. Panelists included Pierre Filion, Roger Keil, Jean Andrey, and Clarence Woudsma. Please take some time to watch the entire workshop presentation upload online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz2Q7gETX3o&index=6&list=PLZn5DvgmoJ1MZaLjWV2Ivtrofex-WX8LW

  • We invite applicants for a 2-day career development workshop for early career urban studies scholars to be held on Thursday, November 12th and Friday November 13th, 2015, at York University. The workshop is an opportunity to consider the career development issues of most relevance to those contemplating a job search in urban studies and related […]

  • Event: The City Seminar: Shanghai Urbanism: Reflections from the Outside in Date: October 2nd, 2015. 12:30pm - 2:00pm Location: Room 141, HNES Building, York University   The City Institute will be hosting a City Seminar on "Shanghai Urbanism: Reflections from the Outside in." Under the leadership of Professor Ute Lehrer, nine graduate students went to Shanghai and […]

  • Volume 39, Number 3, May 2014, ISSN 0309-1317 Entanglements of Periphery and Informality in Mexico City Authors: Liette Gilbert and Feike De Jong Abstract - Mexico City is a well-known case of urban expansion. Most of the growth has been in its peripheries, occurring during two phases of housing privatization: a predominantly self-built urbanization by […]

  • Professor Ute Lehrer recently spoke to CTV News regarding the speed of development in the Port Lands area of Toronto. To watch the entire video clip, please click the associated link  here.

  •   Doug Saunders, author and international-affairs columnist at The Globe and Mail will deliver the Ismaili Centre Lecture on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm on the topic of Arrival Cities: How Immigration Succeeds and Fails on the Edge of the City. Register and purchase tickets here Click on the below poster for more […]

  • Graduate Student Exchange Frankfurt 2015 – 2016   The City Institute at York University and the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies in cooperation with FES and the Department of Geography offer one or two study abroad opportunities to spend one or two semesters during the 2015-16 academic year at the Department of Human […]

  • Greater Toronto Suburban Working Group coordinators Sean Hertel and Roger Keil, in collaboration with MES student Michael Collens, have just released a report on transit equity and justice in Toronto. This report, based on research funded by Ontario’s regional transportation agency Metrolinx, that can be downloaded in its entirety below provides a survey of existing […]