2008 Events Archive


October 3rd -  Patricia Wood (Geography, York University) presents “Geographies of the City as Refuge” to kick off this year's CITY Seminar Series. Event Poster
An audio recording of Patricia Wood's presentation is not available.

October - Call for Papers announced for Lumpen-City: Discourses of Marginality | Marginalizing Discourses an interdisciplinary conference to be held at York University on March 12th and 13th, 2009. Call for Papers

April 4th - Jon Caufield (Urban Studies, Social Science) presents “Traces Of Time: Toronto Church Stories” at the next CITY Seminar. Event Poster
To listen to the complete audio recording of Jon Caufield's presentation click here.

March 28th - Patrick Le Gales (Research Director at the Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po, Paris) presents "Upper Middle Classes in European Cities:  Exit from the Social Fabric?" Event Poster
To listen to the complete audio recording of Patrick Le Gales' presentation click here.

March 7th - Jan Nijman (University of Miami) presents "The Miami Growth Machine" as part of the CITY Seminar Series. Details
To listen to the complete audio recording of Jan Nijman's presentation click here.

March 3rd - The next Toronto's Changing Waterfront seminar: Planning and Politics on the Waterfront with Gene Desfor (Walking on Water: The Politics of Land Creation) and Susannah Bunce (Planning and the Development of Sustainability on the Central Waterfront).

February 29th - The CITY Institute hosts "Canadian Cities on the Edge: Reassessing the Canadian Suburb" a one-day workshop assessing the current state of research on the Canadian suburb. Workshop Program

Selected presentations from the workshop are available online:

  • Richard Harris (McMaster University) - "What is a Suburb?" Presentation Slides
  • Jean-Paul Addie and Rob Fiedler (York University) - "Canadian Cities on the Edge: Reassessing the Canadian Suburb" PowerPoint Slides
  • Pierre Filion (University of Waterloo) - "Planning for Urban Dispersion: How to Mitigate Adverse Social and Environmental Effects" PowerPoint Slides

February 29th - CITY and the York University Bookstore invite you to the book launch of The Public Metropolis: The Political Dynamics of Urban Expansion in the Toronto Region 1924-2003 featuring a presentation by the author, Frances Frisken. Event Poster PowerPoint Slides

February 4th - The CITY Institute along with The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), Division of Social Science, Urban Studies Programme, and Department of Geography invite you to  Abidin Kusno's (Canadian Research Chair, University of British Columbia) talk Exemplary State: Governing Urban Subjects in the New Indonesia. More Info

February - Toronto's Changing Waterfront: Society and Nature in Urban Transformations 2008 Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the CITY Institute, is announced. Series Details