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Introducing the New Director of the City Institute Luisa Sotomayor

Introducing the New Director of the City Institute Luisa Sotomayor

Dear colleagues, students, and esteemed community members, It is with great pleasure that I warmly welcome each of you as the new Director of The City Institute at York University (CITY). Since its establishment in 2006, CITY has been at the forefront of facilitating critical, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research on urban matters on a global […]

City Institute Director Linda Peake is one of the 70 York University faculty members awarded for research and artistic excellence

City Institute Director Linda Peake is one of the 70 York University faculty members awarded for research and artistic excellence

The outstanding achievements of 70 York University faculty members were recognized on April 12 during the 2023 Research Awards Celebration. The annual event, hosted by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, celebrates the research contributions from York’s community of changemakers over the last year.“Universities continue to play an oversized role in undertaking the […]

Congratulations to City Institute Director Dr. Linda Peake for 2023 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honours award!

Congratulations to City Institute Director Dr. Linda Peake for 2023 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honours award!

We would like to congratulate Dr. Linda Peake for receiving the 2023 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors award for her scholarly contributions to feminist and urban geographies and for a career dedicated to extending equity, diversity, and inclusion at her institution (York University, Canada) and across the discipline of geography. Linda Peake’s four decades of scholarship […]

Engagement with Key Stakeholders: Transit Fare and Service Integration Analysis, by Prof. Gebresselassie.

Engagement with Key Stakeholders: Transit Fare and Service Integration Analysis, by Prof. Gebresselassie.

The City Institute at York University will be joining Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) in a one-hour engagement session provided by Professor Mahtot Gebresselassie which will be related to regional transit fare and service integration. EY has been engaged by the Ministry of Transportation (“MTO”) as the third-party consultant with responsibilities that include analyzing transit […]

Black Diasporas Partnership with CITY Institute!

Black Diasporas Partnership with CITY Institute!

The CITY Institute is pleased to announce its partnership with Black Diasporas. Black Diasporas is a geolocated oral narrative repository that was piloted in NYC and initially executed in Naarm-Melbourne (Australia). The team is working towards producing a similar project with Black people in Tkaronto-Toronto. The Naarm-Melbourne (Australia) was made by 75 Black people from Australia including, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, designers, journalists, doctors, […]

Darnel Harris, Executive Director of Our Greenway Conservancy and Visiting Scholar of the City Institute, receives APBP Professional of the Year (Non-Profit) Award

Darnel Harris, Executive Director of Our Greenway Conservancy and Visiting Scholar of the City Institute, receives APBP Professional of the Year (Non-Profit) Award

The Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals (APBP) awarded Darnel Harris as Young Professional of the Year (Non-profit).  This award recognizes "..the achievements of pedestrian and bicycle professionals made in the last twelve months in the private, public, research, and nonprofit sectors and one young professional under the age of 30." (APBP)  Darnel Harris is visiting scholar at the City Institute at […]

CITY Faculty affiliates Doug Young and the late Lisa Drummond recognized with book prize

CITY Faculty affiliates Doug Young and the late Lisa Drummond recognized with book prize

Repost from YFile The International Planning History Society (IPHS), dedicated to the enhancement of interdisciplinary studies in urban and regional planning history, has recognized Department of Sociology Urban Studies Professors Douglas Young and the late Lisa Drummond with an award for the book they edited together. The book titled, Socialist and Post-Socialist Urbanisms: Critical Reflections from a Global Perspective (Toronto: University of Toronto […]

Moving the student body: A symposium on student mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

Moving the student body: A symposium on student mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

The symposium was the final dissemination event of research results from the Partnership Development Grant StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA (2018-21). This 3-year SSHRC funded research and partnership program, led by Toronto Metropolitan University Professor Raktim Mitra, focused on an improved understanding of the travel behaviour of 600,000 post-secondary […]