An Introduction to CITY
The City Institute at York University (CITY) brings together almost 100 of the university’s urban scholars and hundreds of graduate students from fields and faculties as diverse as planning, architecture, globalization, world cities, education, law, transportation and the arts. This interdisciplinary institute facilitates critical and collaborative research, providing new knowledge and innovative approaches to comprehending and addressing the complexity of the “new city”.
The Institute also plays a vital role in developing Canada’s next generation of leaders and thinkers, with graduate students playing a central role in the life of the Institute and CITY’s researchers have long-standing relationships with community groups, NGOs, Aboriginal nations, and policymakers.
CITY currently houses the Major Collaborative Research Initiative “Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century”. Learn more about other CITY research projects here.
CITY frequently hosts events, including our City Seminar series: check the event archives for information and to access audio and video from past talks.
CITY News and Upcoming Events
A recent presentation given by FES grad students at a City of Toronto transit event was featured in the Huffington Post. The students had participated in a Critical Planning Workshop…
April 30, 2013 – The graduate students from the York’s Critical Planning Workshop presented at Toronto’s City Hall as part of the “Inside the Planners …
On April 2, MCRI’s principal investigator, Roger Keil, was among the academics, professionals and city staff participating in Toronto’s Chief Planner Roundtable…
Simon Black (Political Science) contributed an op-ed piece to the April 3 edition of the Toronto Star. The article, “How Martin Luther King’s legacy speaks to our Canadian…