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Stefan Kipfer

Stefan Kipfer

Stefan Kipfer

Associate Professor Credentials PhD Political Science, York UniversityMES Urban Political Economy and Ecological Politics, York UniversityBA Political Science and French, York University Research Keywords Urbanization; Urban Politics & Planning; Social & Political Theory; Comparative Urban Politics & Planning; Theories Of Space, Politics & Society; Marxism; Anti-colonialism. Graduate Supervision I supervise students in the graduate programs in Environmental Studies (PhD,

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Traversing Toronto in pandemic times

Traversing Toronto in pandemic times

From mid-March to late May, Professor Stefan Kipfer posted a series of short articles and photo essays on social media. Inspired by his daily walks and bicycle trips around Toronto, the images tried to make sense of the news about the coronavirus that started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and became widespread around the world. In

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Comparing Metropolitan Governance in Transatlantic Perspective: Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Frankfurt

Comparing Metropolitan Governance in Transatlantic Perspective: Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Frankfurt

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) A comparative investigation of the globally-induced transformation of metropolitan governance systems in Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Frankfurt. The project focused on the urban region with its growing web of metropolitan governance. The emergence of collective action at the metropolitan level in Canada and Europe were examined through infrastructure,

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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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