Centre for Urban & Community Studies
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
The Centre exists to:
Bring together faculty, professionals, and graduate students interested in urban development, policy issues and the quality of life in cities;
Encourage interdisciplinary scholarly research on urban issues;
research by providing academic staff and students with space, access to
services and information, opportunities for collaboration, seminars and
conferences, and graduate research internships;
related to urban and community studies to other researchers and to
agencies and organizations interested in urban matters by publishing
books, reports, bibliographies, and research bulletins;
Improve communications among researchers and between researchers and the broader urban community.
Disciplines: geography, civil engineering, social work, educational policy studies, economics, environmental studies, psychiatry
Partnerships with the community through the Community / University Research Partnerships Unit.
Partnerships with other universities: Windsor University, University
of Guelph, York University, University of Alberta, Okanagan University
The University supports the Centre with space and funds for administration only; all research initiatives require external sources of funding.
Interdisciplinary scholarly research on urban issues
One of the research groups is the Housing New Canadians Research Working Group.
Symposia, conferences, seminars, forums
Director: J. David Hulchanski
Professors in housing: Larry Bourne, James R. Dunn, Frances Frisken, Jason Hackworth, Stephen Hwang, Christopher A. Kennedy, Lynn McDonald, Eric J. Miller, Robert Murdie, Marion Steele
Other academic researchers: Toba D. Bryant, Joyce Brown, Uzo Anucha, Philippa Campsie, Joe T. Darden, Michael Shapcott, Jorge Sousa, Carlos Teizeira, George Tolomiczenko, R. Alan Walks
Consultants: Sylvia Novac, Emily Paradis
Fields of research: community planning issues, homelessness, discrimination, rental housing, housing policy, health and housing, urban sprawl, municipal renewal, race and housing, gentrification, green buildings, neighborhood sustainability, immigrant housing, co-operative housing, homeownership, housing strategy
Collaborative Program in Community Development (graduate level)
Information sur les personnes-ressources
firstname.lastname@example.org (David Hulchanski, Director)