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StudentMoveTO

Co-Investigators: Roger Keil and Patricia Wood; PI: Raktim Mitra (Toronto Metropolitan, formerly Ryerson University) Funding: SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Term: 2018-2022 StudentMoveTO is a collaboration that aims to generate insights, debates, and actions to improve transportation experiences of post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Canada with

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Vertical peripheries: Planning and citizenship in Colombia's commodified periurban housing towers

Project Investigators: Luisa Sotomayor and Lina Brand Correa Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant Term: 2022-2025 This interdisciplinary research project (Canada, Colombia, urban planning, anthropology, development studies, and ecological economics) will investigate the implementation and effects of Colombia's market-based housing policy as it restructures the country's metropolitan peripheries. Specifically, the project aims

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Las Nubes

Project Investigator: Felipe Montoya-Greenheck Funding: Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation; Lillian Meighen and Don Wright Foundation Term: 1998-to-date The Las Nubes project in Costa Rica supports the protection of the biological, ecological and social values of the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor which contains  the  Las Nubes forest reserve that borders the largest protected

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High-rise living, public space and COVID-19 in the Greater Toronto Area

Project Investigator: Ute Lehrer Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant Term: 2022-2025 High-rise buildings have long been a significant form in urban development. But this form of living comes with its own challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic of the last two years has magnified some of the problems for life in close

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The city after COVID-19: Comparing vulnerability and urban governance in Chicago, Toronto, and Johannesburg

Project Investigators: Roger Keil (York), Xuefei Ren (MSU) and Philip Harrison (WITS) Funding: Urban Studies Foundation Term: 2022-2023 This is a pilot study of a larger comparative project on the complex effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on urban governance intended to initiate a systematic comparison of vulnerability and governance in

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Nature's Wild

Project Investigator: Andil Gosine Funding: SSHRC Connection Grant Term: 2022-2024 The project will share the author's research collected in Nature’ Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean (Duke University Press, 2021). In Nature's Wild, Gosine engages with questions of humanism, queer theory, and animality to examine and revise historical

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Colin Robinson's unfinished work

Project Investigator: Andil Gosine Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant Term: 2022-2026 This five-year interdisciplinary project examines historical and contemporary articulations of and approaches to the security of sexual autonomy through consideration of the intellectual, literary and political legacy of Colin M. Robinson, the Black, Queer, Caribbean-American writer and activist who made

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Oral history, music-making and food justice

Project Investigator: Honor Ford-Smith Funding: Carswell Family Foundation Term: 2020-2023 The project aims to create music that teaches about food justice, health and nutrition through oral histories. It responds to concerns in the Jane/Finch community and offers a chance for knowledge exchange between generations, music-making and production, and community education

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Energy solidarity in Latin America: Generating inclusive knowledge and governance to address energy vulnerability and energy systems resilience - Colombia, Cuba and Mexico

Collaborator: Lina Brand-Correa. Principal Investigator: Harriet Thomson Funding: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK. Term: 2020-2023 ESLatinA responds to the urgent need for comprehensive and inclusive understanding, evidence and governance capacity on energy vulnerability in Latin America, with an in-depth focus on Colombia, Cuba and Mexico. Energy vulnerability occurs

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Peripheral centralities: Lost, past, present and future

Co-Principal Investigator: Roger Keil with Nicholas Phelps (PI, University of Melbourne) and Paul Maginn (Co-PI, University of Western Australia). Funding: Urban Studies Foundation Seminar Series Award. Term: 2021-2022. The seminar series brings together a multidisciplinary mix of scholars and practitioners including urban historians, sociologists, geographers, planners, architects, urban designers and

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