2008 News Archive

Ryan James (PhD Candidate, Anthropology) won the 2008 International  Planning  History Society s prize for his paper From "slum clearance" to "revitalization": planning, expertise, and moral regulation in Toronto's Regent Park presented at their 2008 international conference in Chicago.

Heather Lotherington, Carl James and Don Dippo are identified as speakers at the Faculty of Education's Forum on Research at York in today's Y-File.
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Jon Caufield's documentation on the evolution of Churches in Toronto is featured in the December 2008 YorkU Magazine on pages 6-7.
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Simon Black explains the economic crisis is an urban crisis in his article on rabble.ca
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Roger Keil is quoted in a Toronto Star article discussing property tax assessments in Mississauga.
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Janine Marchessault's appointment as Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media and Globalization is renewed by the federal government.
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It is with great sadness that we learned today about the passing of one of CITY's faculty associates, Patrick Solomon. We will remember Professor Solomon as a pioneering founding associate of our Institute. For an appreciation of Professor Solomon's life and work please see today's Y-File.
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S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil release their new book Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City examining the impact of globalization on the transmission of and response to SARS in Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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The October 2008 YorkU Magazine contains an article on Stephen Gaetz on pages 28-29.
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John Saunders comments on Toronto's new "scramble" intersection at Yonge and Dundas on CTV National News.
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Lauralyn Johnston, Faculty of Environmental Studies, will present "Rolling-coasting in the Zwischenstadt" at the First ISA Forum of Sociology, September 6th in Barcelona, Spain.
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Simon Black, Department of Political Science, comments on recent urban unrest in Montreal North in the Toronto Star.
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Ahmed Allahwala, Department of Political Science, provides a critical assessment of "diversity management" as an urban economic development strategy for the Heinrich Boell Foundation (in German).
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Doug Young, Urban Studies, comments on Newmarket's transit plans in YFile.
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Simon Black, Department of Political Science, comments on Toronto's gangs in the Toronto Star. Article

Doug Young, Urban Studies, participates in the panel discussion "Place based policy through the lens of Toronto's 13 priority neighbourhoods" at the OPS Intergovernmental Relations Community of Practice Meeting.

Ute Lehrer, CITY member - Faculty of Environmental Studies, appeared on TVO's "Agenda with Steve Paikin" as a panelist for "The Debate: The Good, the Bad and the Mediocre. The Pug Awards: the people's choice for the best and worst in Toronto architecture."
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Lawrence Packer, CITY Faculty Associate - Department of Biology, is featured in a Toronto Star article profiling a meeting of international bee experts at York University.
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CITY hosts Metro Millennium, a workshop on the changing nature of cities.
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Roger Keil's presentation at "Vaugan as a 21st Century City" is discussed in NRU.
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Lawrence Packer, CITY Faculty Associate - Department of Biology, talks about the importance of bees in Toronto. Article

Ute Lehrer, CITY member - Faculty of Environmental Studies, is interviewed on TFO's "Panorama" as an expert on the condominium boom in Toronto, based on her SSHRC funded research.
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Ute Lehrer receives a KM grant to address affordable housing and social health infrastructure in York Region.
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Doug Young critiques the Regent Park redevelopment plan in an article about urban renewal in Toronto.
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CITY's suburb workshop "Canadian Cities on the Edge: Reassessing the Canadian Suburb" is featured on page 2 of the March 5th GTA edition of the NRU.
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CITY's suburb workshop "Canadian Cities on the Edge: Reassessing the Canadian Suburb" is discussed in the February 29th Y-File.
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Frances Frisken's book The Public Metropolis: The Political Dynamics of Urban Expansion in the Toronto Region, 1924 - 2003, and its upcoming launch are featured in the February 26th Y-File.
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Lisa Drummond's fellowship is highlighted in the February 8th Y-File.
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Laurence Packer's research on bees is profiled in YorkU Magazine's February issue on pages 18-19.
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