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Welcome to CITY

The City Institute at York University (CITY) brings together the university’s urban scholars—faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students and visiting scholars—from across the social sciences and the humanities with particular strengths in geography, environmental studies, planning, anthropology, sociology and political science. As an interdisciplinary institute, CITY facilitates critical and collaborative research, providing new knowledge and innovative approaches to comprehending and addressing the complexity of the urban arena.

The Institute also plays a vital role in developing Canada’s next generation of leaders and thinkers, with graduate and post-doctoral fellows playing a central role in the life of the Institute. CITY’s researchers have long-standing relationships with community groups, NGOs and policymakers, within Toronto, across the Greater Toronto Area, and globally.

CITY currently houses a number of research projects and hosts events, including our CITY Seminar series and our CITY Professional Training Program.

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Director's Message

Hallo everyone,

Welcome to the return back to campus! After the COVID-19 two year hiatus, the City Institute is pleased to offer a hybrid set of offerings for the forthcoming year...