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Current Projects

The City Institute at York University is the home of several funded research projects. These projects have been developed by members of the Institute and are housed in the CITY offices. Inquiries about these projects and their results can be directed either at the researchers directly or at

CivicLabTO: Collaborating on Renewal and Resilience
Principal Investigators: Joe Mihevc (CITY Visiting Professor)
Funding: SSHRC Connections Grant
Digital Urbanism and the Challenge of Urban Governance (DIG_URBGOV)
Principal Investigators: Constance Carr (CITY Visiting Scholar), Markus Hesse (University of Luxembourg)
Funding: The Urban Studies Group of the Institute of Geography & Spatial Planning, UL and the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Commission
GenUrb - Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South: a transformative knowledge network
Principal Investigator: Linda Peake (EUC)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Governing Knowledge and Data in Smart Cities
Principal Investigators: Natasha Tusikov (Social Science)
Funding: SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Queering Canadian suburbs: LGBTQ2S place-making outside of central cities
Principal Investigators: Alison Bain (York University), Julie Podmore (John Abbott College), Tiffany Muller Myrdahl (Simon Fraser University), Brian Ray (University of Ottawa), Tarmo Remmel (York University)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
StudentDwellTO: Student Affordable Housing Project
Co-Principal Investigator: Luisa Sotomayor (EUC)
Toronto the Better
Principal Investigator: Patricia Wood (EUC)
Toronto-Universities Network (TUN)