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The City Institute at York University (CITY)

Renseignements généraux

Type d'organisation: 
Institution/faculté/département à l’origine de sa fondation: 

York University

Année d’établissement: 

2006

Objectifs/pôle d'intérêt/mandat/mission: 
To facilitate critical and collaborative research; and provide new knowledge and innovative approaches to comprehending and addressing the complexity of the "new city". 
 
In addition, CITY encourages and facilitates participation in public policy and community activism as an essential form of knowledge mobilization. Our researchers have long-standing relationships with community groups, NGOs, Aboriginal nations, and policymakers both in Canada and internationally.   
 
CITY also plays a vital role in developing Canada’s next generation of leaders and thinkers, with graduate students playing a central role in the life of the Institute and participating fully in its research activities.
 
Associés/partenaires/autres disciplines: 
Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)
Building Industry and Land Development Association
Canadian Urban Institute
Canadian Architect Magazine 
Centre for Urban and Regional Studies- Shanghai Academy of Social Science
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)
City of Markham (Economic Development)
City of Toronto 
Dialogue 
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Healthbridge
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research 
National Film Board of Canada
Societe de Transport de Montreal 
The Neptis Foundation
Toronto Community Housing
United Way- York Region
Urban Strategies Incorporated
The Ontario Growth Secretariat (Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Government of Ontario)
 
Agences/organismes de financement: 

York University

Domaines de spécialisation: 

Planning, urban design, infrastructure, suburbanization, the city and health, urban and regional politics and governance, the urban environment, migration and settlement, globalization and world cities, citizenship and civil society, education, law, transportation, and the city in literature, film and art, gender and the city.

Autres activités: 
The City Institute is the home of several funded research projects. Among projects held by researchers associated with CITY are for example: Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century; Metropolitan governance in Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Frankfurt; Socialist Cities in the 21st Century: Modernist Legacies and Contemporary Urban Policy Making; Placing Labour in the New Urban Economy; Mobilizing New Urban Structures to Increase Performance and Effect of R & D in Universities and Beyond.
 
CITY also runs several events throughout the year. The annual seminar series is very successful and attracts important local, national and international speakers. The Institute also holds international conferences, workshops and talks, and participants include professors, students, community members and representatives from the public and private sector. 
Chercheurs et leur domaine de recherche: 
Director: Linda Peake
 
The City Institute has more than 100 faculty members and hundreds more graduate students, from numerous faculties and departments at York University including Environmental Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Geography, Humanities, Social Science, Education, Economics, Political Science, the Schulich School of Business, History and Psychology.
 
Selected urban researchers: Othon Alexandrakis, S. Harris Ali, Uzo Anucha, Ali Asgary, Alison Bain, Ranu Basu, Jody Berland, Philip Doyle, Jon Caulfield, Tom Cohen, Warren Crichlow, Sebastien Darchen, Gordon Darroch, Gene Desfor, Don Dippo, Lisa Drummond, George Fallis, Jennifer Foster, Gail Fraser, Stephen Gaetz, Liette Gilbert, Shubhra Gururani, Laam Hai, Jin Haritaworn, Ratiba Jadj- Moussa, Shelley Hornstein, Carl James, William Jenkins, Roger Keil, Stephan Kipfer, Robert Kozinets,  Ute Lehrer, Lucia Lo, Brian Massam, Ian MacDonald, Robert McDermid, Susan McGrath, Janine Marchessault, Karen Murray, Glen Norcliffe, Laurence Packer, Linda Peake, Valerie Preston, Barbara Rahder, L. Anders Sandberg, John Saunders, Karl Schmid, Harvey Schwartz, Lorne Sossin, Marc Stein, Laura Taylor, Steven Tufts, Temenuga Trifanova, Leah Vosko, John Warkentin, Gerda Wekerle, David Wiesenthal, Mark Winfield, Patricia Wood, Douglas Young, Donia Zhang, and Peer Zumbansen. 
 
Selected graduate students: Adrina Bardekjian, Umit Aydogmus, Simon Black, Peter Borgan, Rob Fiedler, David Hugill, Ryan James, Cory Jansson, Azam Khatam, Markus Kip, Punam Khosla, Burak Kose, Claire Major, Heather McLean, Karen O’Connor, Darren Patrick, Nathan Prier, Michelle Switzer, Gokboru Tanyildiz, Katherine Travis, Murat Ucoglu, Thorben Wieditz, and Alex Wilson. 
 
Selected Fields of research: urban environmental policy, urban sustainability, urban and regional planning, immigrant settlement patterns, homelessness, urban design, housing policy, access to affordable housing, education, gentrification, the re-development of deindustrialized spaces, waterfront development, urban politics and governance, social planning and urban citizenship. 
 

Information sur les personnes-ressources

Adresse municipale: 
The City Institute at York University (CITY)
7th Floor, Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Adresse postale: 
The City Institute at York University (CITY)
7th Floor, Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Personne-ressource - téléphone principal: 
Linda Peake, Director
 
Sara Macdonald, Coordinator
 

 

Numéro de téléphone principal: 

(416) 650-8125

Numéro de télécopieur principal: 

(416) 650-8069

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