December 4th - Warren Crichlow (Education, York University) presents "Art and the City after Katrina? The case of Prospect.1 New Orleans" at the next City Seminar. Poster
To listen to a streaming version of Warren Crichlow's presentation, click here.
November 27th - The CITY Institute introduces CITYTALKS, featuring Clemence Petit, Junior Research Fellow, Strasbourg University. She will be presenting "Public participation and urban transformation in Istanbul: Europe and Turkey from a sociological perspective." Poster
To listen to a streaming version of Clemence Petit's presentation, click here.
November 17th - Shelley Hornstein presents "Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place", The Walter L. Gordon Fellowship Lecture, York University. This event has been postponed until a later date.
November 13th - Jane Farrow (Centre for City Ecology) presents "Pimp My Sidewalk: Civic Engagement, Walking and Talking" at the next City Seminar. Poster
November 2009 - The City Institute announces the 2009-2010 City Seminar series. Seminar Series Details.
October 30th - Marcus Melo (Federal University of Pernambuco) will be presenting "Uneven political development and redistributive politics in the Brazilian states." This event is sponsored by the City Institute, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, CERLAC and Brazilian Studies. The seminar will be held in 280N York Lanes, 12:45 - 2:00pm. Event Poster | Y-File
To listen to a streaming version of Marcus Melo's presentation, click here.
October 29th - Harvey Molotch (New York University) will be presenting "City Durables: Encounters, Worries, and Their Devices." The lecture will be followed by a book launch featuring recent publications from CITY members. The event is co-sponsored by the City Institute, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and the York University Bookstore.7th Floor Lounge, York Research Tower, 6:30 - 9:00pm. Harvey Molotch Poster | Book Launch Poster | Y-File
October 9th - Julio Chavez (Mayor of Carora, Venezuela from 2004-2008) presents "A grassroots approach to municipal planning and development: Public participation and social transformation in the City of Carora, Venezuela" to kick off this year's seminar series. The event is co-sponsored by the City Institute and the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Event Poster.
May 4th-15th - Life in the In-between City: CONTACT Festival Photographic Exhibit
The in-between city is neither downtown core nor conventional suburban sprawl. Here, we find fascinating juxtapositions: of commercial and social uses of space, of the natural and the over-built, of the massive and the intimate. These photographs have been generated as part of a research project out of the City Institute at York University, "In-between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability," focusing on an area of 80 square kilometres surrounding the university. Festival Website
May 7th - Yam Lau (Visual Arts) presents "A Chinese Courtyard House or a Dream? - A talk on space, time, image and China". The event is co-hosted by the York Centre for Asian Research and the City Institute. Event Poster.
April 30th - Join us for 'Mapping the Urban Turn' CITY Research Day. For details please see the Event Poster and Event Program.
"A vision for Transformation: A new Vaughan Official Plan". (Andrea Winkler & Pino Di Mascio)
To listen to a streaming version of P. Di Mascio & A. Winkler's presentation, click here
To listen to a streaming version of L. Levin & K. Solga presentation, click here
"Creativity and Diversity in Urban Locational Politics". (Heather McLean & Ahmed Allahwala)
To listen to a streaming version of H. McLean & A. Allahwala presentation, click here
April 20th - Michael Burawoy (Sociology, University of California at Berkley) presents "Who's Afraid of Pierre Bourdieu? Reflections on the Most Influential Sociologist of Our Time." Lecture will be followed by a reception. Details
April 6th - Join the Visible City Project + Archive and Michael Graham for drinks and discussion about his working paper “Systems Art: Technology, Gesture and the Everyday”. Event Poster
April 3rd - Wayne Roberts (Toronto Food Policy Council) presents "Food City: How Food Can Nourish, Not Just Feed, The New City" at the next City Seminar. Event Poster
An audio recording of Wayne Roberts' presentation is not available.
March 23rd - Join the Visible City Project + Archive and Tomas Jonsson for drinks and discussion about his working paper "Markets in Transition". Event Poster
March 12th-13th - Lumpen-City: Discourses of Marginality | Marginalizing Discourses is an interdisciplinary conference being held at York University. For more infomation please see the event poster or visit the conference website.
March 6th - Please come and join us for a get together and to welcome our Acting Director, Professor Shubhra Gururani. Poster
March 6th - Join us at the next CITY Seminar featuring Ian Chodikoff of Canadian Architect Magazine as he discusses "Fringe Benefits: Cosmoplitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City". Poster
To listen to a streaming version of Ian Chodikoff's presentation click here.
To download a complete audio recording of Ian Chodikoff's presentation click here.