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Luisa Sotomayor

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

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 to understand how commodified social

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Luisa Sotomayor

Luisa Sotomayor

Associate Professor Credentials PhD Planning, University of TorontoMSc Planning, University of TorontoBA Sociology, National University of Colombia Research Keywords Equity Planning; Urban Policy & Governance Housing; Community Planning; Informality; Urban Politics; Latin America. Contact Information 4700 Keele StreetToronto, ON M3J 1P3 416 736 2100 sotomay@yorku.ca @LuisaSotomayor5 Research Interests My research and teaching interests are focused on the various dimensions of urban

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Yes In MyBackyard: Demystifying Shelters and Reframing CommunityDialogue about Homelessness in Toronto

Yes In MyBackyard: Demystifying Shelters and Reframing CommunityDialogue about Homelessness in Toronto

Principal Investigator: Luisa Sotomayor. Partner: City of Toronto. Funding: SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant. Term: 2020-2022. The main goal of this Partnership Engage Grant (PEG) project is to build a strong research collaboration between managers and policy officers at the City of Toronto's Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) division and faculty and researchers at York

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Reframing public dialogue about homelessness: Building housing solidarity during COVID-19

Reframing public dialogue about homelessness: Building housing solidarity during COVID-19

Professor Luisa Sotomayor’s new SSHRC Partnership Engage project examines community responses to the siting and development of new homeless shelters and supportive housing in Toronto. As Sotomayor explains, “the introduction of new housing for a low-income or vulnerable group in a community is typically not without local conflict. In fact, the acronym NIMBY—or Not-in-My-Backyard—refers to an increasingly common

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StudentDwell+: Reimagining Student Housing

StudentDwell+: Reimagining Student Housing

StudentDwell+: Reimagining Student Housing is a three-day event from May 1-3, 2019 that is taking place at York University. The goal of StudentDwell+ is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts including academics, students and practitioners to advance and disseminate knowledge on student housing; create new research collaborations across disciplines, sectors, and geographies; and

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