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Webinar looks at how cities are best positioned to respond to pandemics, COVID-19

Webinar looks at how cities are best positioned to respond to pandemics, COVID-19

Multi-jurisdictional, multi-municipality and diverse cities, while especially vulnerable to emerging infectious disease, can play a significant role in the public health response to pandemics like COVID-19. An upcoming webinar, “Why Pandemics, Such as COVID-19, Require a Metropolitan Response,” hosted by York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) and NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban

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StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA

StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA

Co-Principal Investigator: Roger Keil Funding: SSHRC Term: 2017-2021 The StudentMoveTO is a research and partnership project based at Ryerson University focusing on an improved understanding of the travel behaviour of 600,000 post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in Ontario, Canada. The project explores transportation patterns of post-secondary students, and the potential

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Urban life in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Urban life in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

In an article in The Conversation on February 17, Professors Roger Keil, Creighton Connolly, and S. Harris Ali, stressed that “[o]utbreaks like coronavirus start in and spread from the edges of cities,” noting that merging infectious disease has much to do with how and where we live, and that the ongoing coronavirus is an example of the close

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StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA

StudentMoveTO: From Insight to Action on Transportation for Post-secondary Students in the GTHA

The StudentMoveTO is a 3-year research and partnership project focusing on an improved understanding of the travel behaviour of 600,000 post-secondary students in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in Ontario, Canada. The project will explore transportation patterns of post-secondary students, and the potential social and environmental influences on their travel behaviour, and the

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Next stop: Equity -- Routes to fairer transit access in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area

Next stop: Equity -- Routes to fairer transit access in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area

In the fast growing, complex and diverse Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), transit discussions rarely focus on improving access for the greatest number of people and addressing the complex needs of the public. As plans are made, money is spent, routes are plotted and far schedules are set, "transit equity" must enter the discussion.

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Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in the 21st century

Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in the 21st century

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Urbanization is at the core of the global economy today. Yet, the crucial aspect of 21st century urban development is suburbanization -- defined as an increase in non-central city population and economic activity, as well as urban spatial expansion. It includes all manner of peripheral growth: from the

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Urban life in the time of the COVID 19 pandemic

Urban life in the time of the COVID 19 pandemic

In an article in The Conversation on February 17, Professors Roger Keil, Creighton Connolly, and S. Harris Ali, stressed that “[o]utbreaks like coronavirus start in and spread from the edges of cities,” noting that merging infectious disease has much to do with how and where we live, and that the ongoing coronavirus is an example of the

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