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The CITY Institute hosts and co-sponsors numerous events throughout the year, with professionals and academics sharing their views on pressing urban issues. Check the list below to learn about our CITY Seminar series and what else is coming up.

Urbanizing the Regions, Master Planned Transformations and the Change of Urban Shapes: Professor M. Facchinetti

February 5, 2016 6:31 pm : Events
The City Seminar: Suburbstalk, Urbanizing the regions, Master planned transformation and the change of urban shapes  Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Location: Room 764, Kaneff Tower, York University   The City Institute at York University (CITY) is pleased to announced that Professor Marco Facchinetti from the Department of Architecture and Urban more »

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Call for Papers: “Challenging Traditional Notions of Property in Land Use Planning” – Interdisciplinary Workshop, York University, June 9-10, 2016

January 31, 2016 11:09 pm : Events
Keynote speakers: Nicholas Blomley (Professor, Simon Fraser University) Gerda Wekerle (Professor Emeritus, York University) Property in the common law tradition is conceived as a right to something, whether physical or not, that is disconnected from the object or idea itself. Property interests are almost always hierarchical and exclusionary. An emerging body of property law scholarship more »

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The City Seminar: “Why Don’t Chomsky and Zizek Come to a Slut Walk and Announce the Revolution” – February 5

January 31, 2016 11:05 pm : Events
The City Seminar: Why Don’t Chomsky and Zizek Come to a Slut Walk and Announce the Revolution?: The City and the Politics of Protest Date: Friday Feb 5th, 2016 Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm Location: Room 305, York Lanes, York University    The CITY Institute is pleased to announce its February City Seminar hosting Patricia Wood, a Professor within the Department of more »

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CITY: Two Analytic Windows into China’s Intergenerational Bus Seat Conflicts

December 4, 2015 6:38 pm : Events
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 more »

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The City Seminar: Seeing like a Speculator: Making Real Estate in Fin-de-siecle Paris” – January 8

November 28, 2015 8:53 pm : Events
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. more »

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Lecture with Ute Lehrer “Urbanism, Public Space and the Condominiums: Between Dark Age and the Good Society

November 10, 2015 6:44 pm : Events, News
                                    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 more »

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The City Seminar: “Queer Worlding in the Urban Age” – December 4

November 9, 2015 9:57 pm : Events
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 more »

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The City Seminar: “Unearthing the Other Stories” – November 6

October 24, 2015 3:42 pm : Events
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 more »

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Alternate Routes Journal: Conference & Call for Papers

October 14, 2015 4:03 pm : Events
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 »

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Student Move T.O Transportation Survey

October 14, 2015 3:50 pm : Events
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 more »

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City Institute: Career Development Workshop in Urban Studies

October 7, 2015 2:16 pm : Events, News
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 more »

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The City Seminar: Shanghai Urbanism – October 2

September 25, 2015 8:42 pm : Events
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 is City Seminar on “Shanghai Urbanism: Reflections from the Outside in. Under the leadership of Professor Ute Lehrer, nine graduate students went to Shanghai and more »

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Arrival Cities: How Immigration Succeeds and Fails on the Edge of the City (April 11)

April 1, 2015 6:00 pm : Events
  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 more »

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Cancelled – City Seminar: Unearthing the Other Stories (March 6)

February 25, 2015 6:49 pm : Events, News

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Toronto City Walks

January 21, 2015 8:53 pm : Events, News
CITY invites you to attend our first Toronto City walks of the year. Started last year, City Walks are a great opportunity to meet new people who are interested in knowing more about the city we live in. This year will start with a dim sum lunch and, in the following months, park walks through more »

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City Seminar: We don’t have public spaces anymore

December 23, 2014 7:39 pm : Events
The City Institute at York University (CITY) presents: The City Seminar An interdisciplinary series of presentations and discussions on urban landscapes, past and present. Roza Tchoukaleyska Postdoctoral fellow, City Institute at York University   “We don’t have public spaces anymore: The perceived failures of suburban high-rise revitalization programs in France”   Roza’s postdoctoral research considers the function and more »

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Watch: Flexible City Symposium

December 8, 2014 4:15 pm : Events, News

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Event: Remembering Stuart Hall

December 2, 2014 7:25 pm : Events
Articulating Inspiration: Remembering Stuart Hall December 5th  2014 Full day event: 10am – 4pm 2101 Vari Hall – The Sociology Common Room   On February 10, 2014 renowned cultural theorist and sociologist Stuart Hall passed away, leaving behind a three decade-long legacy of critical thought. In theorizing and re-conceptualizing the meanings of the social and more »

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City Seminar: Rethinking Suburban Sprawl, by Marcy Burchfield

November 18, 2014 7:41 pm : Events, News
 An interdisciplinary series of presentations and discussions on urban landscapes, past and present. Marcy Burchfield Neptis Foundation “Rethinking Suburban Sprawl: Is planning policy leading or following the market? Lessons from a 20 year-analysis of urban growth patterns in four Canadian cities.” Marcy Burchfield (MSc) is the Executive Director of the Neptis Foundation, a Canadian independent more »

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2014 Toronto Election: Implications for Politics & Social Justice in the Inner Suburbs

November 18, 2014 7:24 pm : Events, News
The event was a great success. We thank all those who participated! Below are some photos from the event as well as a description with bios of the panelists.     The City Institute at York University (CITY) presents: How has the 2014 Toronto municipal election affected residents of the inner suburbs, such as Etobicoke more »

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Panel: Planetary Urbanization

November 2, 2014 4:14 pm : Events, News
Planetary Urbanization: Cities, Heartlands and Home Tuesday, November 4 14:30 to 16:30, Verney Room, South Ross 674 York University Reception to follow. Focusing on feminist theories, methods, and politics, this roundtable examines possibilities and pitfalls of “planetary urbanization” as a presumed reality and analytical lens. Many herald planetary urbanization as a landmark theoretical frame for more »

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CITY Seminar: Mapping Iranian Women in Tehran’s public spaces (Nov 4)

October 21, 2014 6:33 pm : Events, News

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Event: Massive Convergence with Jennifer Keesmaat

October 17, 2014 3:42 pm : Events, News
CITY invites you to attend a talk by Jennifer Keesmaat Friday, 24 October 2014 Vari Lecture Hall C 3:00 p.m. The York Geography Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division and the City Institute, present “Massive Convergence,” a talk by City of Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat. more »

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Event Series: Celebrating Feminist Interdisciplinary Urban Research

October 17, 2014 3:26 pm : Events, News
YORK UNIVERSITY SHOWCASES LEADING-EDGE FEMINIST URBAN RESEARCH IN A SERIES OF EVENTS IN EARLY NOVEMBER 2014 Watch for detailed descriptions of these events in forthcoming announcements and on posters around campus. SERIES A: NOVEMBER 3 1. POLS 4404/5504 UNDERGRADUATE-GRADUATE STUDENT ONLY EVENT WITH DR. FARANAK MIRAFTAB. Dr. Faranak Miraftab (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) will make a special visit to more »

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Graduate Student Session with Professor Nazgol Bagheri (Nov 5)

October 17, 2014 3:15 pm : Events
The City Institute would like to invite interested graduate students to attend a session with Nazgol Bagheri (University of Texas at San Antonio) Wednesday November 5, 2014 2:00 to 4:00 pm Room 749, Kaneff Tower Crossing disciplinary boundaries, including feminist and transnational studies, Professor Bagheri’s work focuses on Iranian women’s presence and preferences in Tehran public spaces more »

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CITY Open House (Oct 23)

October 17, 2014 2:44 pm : Events
  We would like to invite you to an open house at the City Institute at York University (CITY).   Thursday October 23, 2014 5:00 to 6:00pm pm 7th Floor Lounge, Kaneff Tower York University As a research centre, the City Institute at York University brings together the university’s urban scholars, both faculty and graduate students from more »

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Seminar: Closer to the Riders: Options for a successful public transport in Germany and Europe

September 23, 2014 8:12 pm : Events, News
On Thursday 9 October, the City Institute at York University (CITY) invites you to the co-sponsored seminar: “Closer to the Riders: Options for a successful public transport in Germany and Europe” presented by Dr. Heiner Monheim Prof. Dr. Heiner Monheim Primary at raumkom Institute for Spatial Development and Communication, Trier and Bonn, Germany “Closer to more »

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CITY Seminar: Living on Your Own: Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea

September 23, 2014 7:27 pm : Events, News
On Friday 3 October, the City Institute at York University (CITY) presents: “Living on Your Own: Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea” by Jesook Song Jesook Song is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She is the author of South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The more »

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Symposium looks at urban transformations on St. Clair

June 11, 2014 8:01 pm : Events, News
Along with the Wychwood Barns Community Association, SSHRC,and McMaster University, York University will host Edward Keenan, city hall reporter at The Grid for his talk, “St. Clair West: The Building Blocks of Urban Vitality.” Keenan will discuss his observations about the recent political history of Toronto as well as his thoughts on the importance of more »

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CITY and La Marsh Centre unite for graduate symposium

May 17, 2014 2:32 am : Events, News
The CITY Institute partnered with the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research, C .W. Jefferys Collegiate and Westview collegiate Institute on “A Healthy Community for Toronto’s Youth:  How Researchers and Youth can work together to push the envelope to effect change” The event took place June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 519 of the Kaneff more »

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“Living, Traversing and Making the City” Event – April 24

April 14, 2014 7:47 pm : Events, News
Thursday, 24 April 2014 | 10:30am to noon | room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower | York University  Philipp Kelly, Tracey Skelton, and Linda Peake Tracey Skelton, Associate Professor in Human Geography, National University of Singapore is the epitome of a city in constant change: demolishing, rebuilding, refitting. A city with a clearly defined landmass (714km2/275m2), more »

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Photos from the “Social Justice in the City” Event

March 20, 2014 4:18 pm : Events, News
A fantastic turnout at the Social Justice in the City event on March 14, 2014. In this day-long event, CITY featured panels and workshops on how engagement with artist-activists in the city might speak to modes of academic activism and production that promote urban social justice. Narmeen Hashim, Linda Peake, Selma James, Gokburu Tanyildiz, and Simon more »

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CITY Presents “Engaging Scholars: Critical Urbanism at York University” – April 3rd

March 13, 2014 2:52 pm : Events, News
CITY presents “Engaging Scholars: Critical Urbanism at York University” – Thursday, April 3, 2014 A half day of presentations by York PhD students on critical urban studies, Full Abstracts Here Location: 305 York Lanes Please RSVP to city@yorku.ca Agenda 1 – 1.10pm Introduction: Linda Peake (Director) and Claire Major (City PhD Candidate, Geography) 1.10 – more »

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CITY presents “Social Justice and the City” – March 14

February 27, 2014 8:19 pm : Events
The City Institute presents: “Social Justice and the City: Exploring the vexed nature of the relationship between the academy and activism”   In this day-long event, we will feature panels and workshops on how an engagement with artist-activists in the city might speak to modes of academic activism and production that promote urban social justice. We more »

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Equity Seminar Series, ‘Troubling Territories’ February 25th

February 19, 2014 5:42 pm : Events
The City Institute is co-sponsoring a lecture titled ‘Troubling Territories: Poetics, Politics and the Queerness of Place.’ As part of its on-going Equity Seminar Series, the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Accessibility, Community and Equity@York proudly present: Troubling Territories: Poetics, politics and the queerness of place A lecture & dialogue on racialized geographies, visual and performance art, more »

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Sarah Schulman Event Series – February 8-13, 2014

January 30, 2014 5:04 pm : Events
York and Ryerson Universities are pleased to announce “Searching for New Imaginings: Facing Challenges for Activism and Justice in the University,” a series of three events with Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor of English at The City University of New York (College of Staten Island). The series opens on Saturday, 8 February 2014 from 8:00–10:00 p.m. with an evening panel more »

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Canadian Urban Institute’s (CUI) Place Maker event, “Good Density” – February 11

January 23, 2014 4:26 pm : Events
REGISTER HERE for the Canadian Urban Institute’s (CUI) Place Maker event “Good Density: The Elusive Search for Good Density. A Cure for What Divides Us?” will be hosted on February 11 from 7:30am – 9:30am at Innis College (2 Sussex Ave. Toronto, ON). Description: Suburbs hold the answers to many unanswered questions about urban design, community connectivity, housing affordability more »

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Submissions for “Critical Urbanism at York ” – Deadline February 3

January 16, 2014 8:24 pm : Events, News
The City Institute is providing an opportunity for six PhD students, working on urban issues, to present a 20 minute paper based on your research that addresses the question “What it is that makes this research ‘critical’? This is an opportunity to check in with yourself and to share the ‘what’ or ‘how’ of the more »

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Nov. 29 CITY Seminar – Linda Peake presents “Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban.”

December 19, 2013 6:29 pm : Events
On Friday November 29th, 2013, Professor and Acting Director of City Institute Linda Peake, presented a CITY Seminar on “Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban.” Professor Peake is a geographer by training and has taught at York for over 20 years. Appointed to the Urban Studies program in the Department of Social Science in LA&PS, more »

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First CITYTALK of the year on “The Speculative Transformation of the City”

October 31, 2013 7:19 pm : Events, News
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Laura Calbeti Elias is a Ph.D. student at the Center for Metropolitan Studies in Berlin and an Assistant Professor at the Department for Urban Design & Development at the Technical University of Berlin. On Nov. 7, she will talk about her research which focuses on the  financialisation of housing as it relates to changing patterns more »

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CUI looks at the planning moments that have shaped Toronto

October 30, 2013 3:35 pm : Events, News
On Friday November 8, World Planning Day, the Canadian Urban Institute and the City Institute present Make No Small Plans, a look at some of the decisions that have changed the face of Toronto. John Fox, a partner at Robins, Appleby and Taub, will be chair an expert panel that includes Brian Denney (CEO of the Toronto and Region more »

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Between Raid and Rebellion Book Launch on November 5

October 30, 2013 3:01 pm : Events, News
 The CITY Institute’s William Jenkins launches his new book, Between Raid and Rebellion: The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916, at Massey College on November 5. The book, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, compares immigration from Ulster to Toronto and Munster to Buffalo and the Irish experience in the context of “a loyal dominion within Britain’s empire more »

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Roger Keil talks with NRU about the “Suburban Manifesto”

September 10, 2013 5:05 pm : Events, News
Roger Keil offered some details about the Greater Toronto Suburban Working Group’s forthcoming “Suburban Manifesto” in the latest Toronto edition of Novae Res Urbis. The manifesto will be unveiled at the Suburban Revolution conference taking place at York University, Sept. 26-29.

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Registration now open for the Suburban Revolution Conference 2013- Hosted by CITY

July 24, 2013 8:06 pm : Events, News
Registration is now open for the upcoming international  Suburban Revolution Conference 2013. Hosted by CITY in partnership with the MCRI Global Suburbanisms project, this international conference focuses on bringing the fringe to the centre of global urban research and practice. For more information on the conference including the program, keynote speakers, accommodations, directions, and registration please visit the more »

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Conference of The World in the City looks at “Empire, City, Nature” – May 30 to June 2, 2013

May 28, 2013 1:50 pm : Events, News
The International Graduate Research Program – The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present – is holding its second annual Conference looking at the theme of “Empire, City, Nature”. Thirty-six PhD students will present on urban themes in a broad spectrum of disciplines, along with senior urban researchers more »

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CITY Co-Sponsoring Urban Music Conference at York on June 1st

May 17, 2013 2:26 pm : Events, News
The CITY institute is proud to co-sponsor and present Performing Diaspora 2013: The History of Urban Music in Toronto. This full day conference will feature the “scholarship of budding Canadian hip hop academic alongside the oral histories of Toronto’s pioneering Hip Hop practitioners in order to explore and uncover the history of Toronto Hip Hop.” more »

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SUBURBSTALK – April 4

April 2, 2013 1:22 am : Events, News
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On Thursday April 4, the CITY Institute presents the next in its series of SUBURBSTALKS. Anna Kramer (University of Waterloo) and Christian Mettke (Darmstadt University of Technology) will present “The death and life of ‘transit city': Searching for sustainable transportation in Toronto’s suburbs.” Roger Keil and Sara Macdonald (York University) will discuss “Boundaries, metabolisms, landscape: more »

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Apr. 3rd CITY Seminar – Bernd Belina presents “Policing Sub/Urban Space”.

March 21, 2013 3:24 pm : Events
Bernd Belina (Department of Human Geography, Goethe-University) presents  “Policing Sub/Urban Space”.
CITY welcomes Bernd Belina (Department of Human Geography, Goethe-University) as the next guest speaker in the CITY Seminar lecture series.  Bernd has taught and researched at the Institute of Human Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt since April 2008. He received his Ph.D. at the Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen, and has also studied at more »

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Mar. 28th- Urban Asia Series- Kenneth Cardenas presents “Disasters, Climate Risk, and Exclusionary Modernity in Manila”

March 14, 2013 7:16 pm : Events
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The CITY Institute and the York Centre for Asian Research jointly present “Disasters, Climate Risk, and Exclusionary Modernity in Manila″ with  Kenneth Cardenas (Department of Geography, York University) as part of the Urban Asia lecture series. This event will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 12:00- 2:00pm in room 626 York Research Tower In his talk, Kenneth Cardenas traces the role played more »

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Mar. 1st CITY Seminar – Jean- Paul Addie presents “Flying high (in the competitive sky): The role of airports in an age of globalized regionalism.”

February 20, 2013 5:06 pm : Events
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The next lecture in the CITY Seminar series welcomes Jean Paul Addie (PhD Candidate, Geography York University) who will be presenting “Flying high (in the competitive sky): The role of airports in an age of globalized regionalism.” This event will be held on Friday March 1st, from 12:30-2:00pm in room 519, York Research Tower.  Jean-Paul Addie is a PhD more »

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