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Series: Urban Changemakers
This short series in May 2023 highlighted innovative projects focused on positive change at the local level.
Keeping the Yonge Love Alive (with Downtown Yonge BIA)
Policy, Biodiversity and the City (with Ecological Design Lab)
A New Community Space for Brampton
February 6 to 9, 2023
How to Put Affordable in the Missing Middle
Following changes to loosen exclusionary zoning, many municipalities, including Toronto, are rolling out programs specific to adding units to single-family properties such as multiplexes and backyard or laneway suites. But will these programs lead to significant housing supply? Will any of these homes be affordable?
Watch the recordings of this four-part "how-to" webinar series produced in partnership by University of Toronto’s School of Cities, City Building TMU and ULI Toronto aimed at sparking a renovation revolution across our neighbourhoods and creating equitable opportunities in the “Missing Little.”
Series: Urban Innovation Café
On the innovations driving cities forward
Our Urban Innovation Café is an ongoing series that brings together diverse leaders, researchers and policy makers in moderated panels to discuss current urban innovations and their potential to solve problems.
Powering the Future with Centre for Urban Energy
Bringing Ecology and Food Sovereignty to Rooftops in the City with TMU Urban Farm
Mississauga: Smart Mobility
Healthy Water, Healthy City with Urban Water TMU
Is Transportation Planning Undergoing a Major Shift? with TransForm Lab
Mississauga: Neighbourhood Planning for a 15-Minute City
Addressing the National Housing Deficit with Urban Analytics Institute
Mississauga: Smart City Framework
Smart Freight: safe, green and efficient goods delivery
Series: Fresh Voices | 2021
Meet our newest city builders!
This webinar series in fall 2021 showcased the ideas, perspectives and research priorities of the new faculty members across campus doing work related to building healthier, more resilient urban systems, places and communities.
Plastic Additives: an overlooked risk for our urban drinking water? With Dr. Roxana Suehring
Wastewater Biorefinery and Urban Health with Dr. Rania Hamza
Dealing with (Massive) Urban Change in Japan with Dr. Will Galloway
Creating Inclusive Neighbourhoods for People Living with Dementia with Dr. Samantha Biglieri
Activating Open Spaces and Creative Placemaking with Victor Perez-Amado
Series: Research in Focus | 2021
Pushing the boundaries of city building
This series in spring 2021 was designed to showcase timely research and thought leadership across disciplines from our university that adds depth and dimension to core city building concepts. The series page includes text summaries as well as video recordings.
Housing Affordability and Immigrant Groups in Canada with Dr. Vik Singh
Pandemic Stress and Stigma Relief with Dr. Josephine Wong
Advancing Neighbourhood Businesses with Dr. Zhixi Zhuang
Imagining the Future of Toronto's Chinatown Districts with Linda Zhang
Women and Cities: Planning for Equity with Diana Petramala
Health Impacts of Urban Road Traffic Noise with Dr. Tor Oiamo
Mapping Local News Poverty with Prof. April Lindgren
Series: COVID in Focus | 2020
In this webinar series, which ran in Fall 2020, we explored aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic’s wide-ranging impact on cities. Faculty members presented their latest research into the effect of policy measures enacted during the pandemic, as well as newly apparent needs for pandemic preparedness and the protection of public health in an urban context.
How our homes impact our health with Dr. Terri Peters
Road safety as a public health issue with Dr. Linda Rothman
Mapping children's healthy movement during COVID-19 with Dr. Raktim Mitra
How cycling infrastructure can save lives with Dr. Anne Harris