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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

Vertical Peripheries: Planning and citizenship in Colombia's commodified periurban housing towers
Principal Investigators: Luisa Sotomayor (CITY Institute Director)
Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant
CivicLabTO: Collaborating on Renewal and Resilience
Principal Investigators: Joe Mihevc (CITY Visiting Professor)
Funding: SSHRC Connections Grant
Digital Urban Development - How large digital corporations shape the field of urban governance (DIGI-GOV)
Principal Investigators: Constance Carr (CITY Visiting Scholar)
Funding: Luxembourg National Research Fund 
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 Investigator: Natasha Tusikov (Social Science)
Funding: SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Our Greenway
Principal Investigator: Our Greenway Conservancy/Darnel Harris (CITY Partner)
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
Smart Cities in Global Comparative Perspective: Worlding and Provincializing Relationships
Principal Investigator: Byron Miller (University of Calgary)
Co-investigators from York University: Teresa Abbruzzese (Social Science), Linda Peake (EUC), Zachary Spicer (SPPA), Natasha Tusikov (Social Science)
StudentDwellTO: Student Affordable Housing Project
Co-Principal Investigator: Luisa Sotomayor (EUC)