As the University of Toronto's urban research hub, Cities Centre fosters cross-disciplinary research that integrates and applies the expertise of its researchers, students and visiting scholars.  

The Centre  connects research associates and partner organizations through research networks, events and conferences, and it administers projects developed by its resident research associates.

Cities Centre partners with institutions and organizations around the world on cross-sectoral and cross-cultural exchanges, learning collaborations and joint research projects. For more information, see International Research.

Research Networks

Coming soon:  Cites Network

Travel Modelling Group
Humanities Urban Network
Toronto Neighbourhoods Research Network

Past Networks

Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Symposia
North American Urban Research Network

Research Projects


Neighbourhood Change and Building Inclusive Communities from Within
J.David Hulchanski (SSHRC, 2012-2019)

Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank
Beth Savan (SSHRC, 2012-2014)


Visualizing Urban Futures: Geomatics Decision Support for Canadian Urban Regions

E. J. Miller (GEOIDE & Neptis Foundation, 2011-2013)

Integrated Water Mapping: Enhancing Decision Support for Sustainable Water Planning with Municipal Data
Bryan Karney, in partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute (Ontario Ministry of Environment, 2011-2013)


We're not asking, we're telling: Building on good practices in services for homeless women and families
J.D. Hulchanski (HRSDC 2010 - 2011)

Airport Superhubs: A Literature Review
E. J. Miller (Greater Toronto Airports Authority 2010 - 2011)

Neighbourhood trends in the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver city-regions, 1971 to 2006: Understanding the changes in global cities at the neighbourhood level
J.D.Hulchanski (SSHRC 2010 - 2011)

Waterfront Toronto Climate Positive Tool Development
E. J. Miller (Waterfront Toronto 2010-2011)


Carpooling, travel demand management, and programme delivery
Ron Buliung (Metrolinx 2009-2010)

Social citizenship, politics and policy in the global city: Negotiating access to public goods forToronto immigrants with precarious status
Patricia Landolt (SSHRC 2009 - 2010)

Transportation Component of the QUEST Study: Exploration ofthe capacity to reduce GHG emissions through policy to encourage integratedurban energy systems
E. J. Miller (MK Jaccard and Associates Inc. 2009 - 2010)

Improving Transportation for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas
E. J. Miller (Metrolinx 2009 - 2010)


The experience and needs of diverse types of homeless familiesand their different path into and out of homelessness
J.D. Hulchanski (SSHRC 2008 - 2010)

Family homelessness: Research, policy, practice: A symposium
J.D. Hulchanski (HRSDC 2008 - 2009)

Houselessness Past, Present and Future: Toward a Clearer Conceptual Framework
J.D. Hulchanski (SSHRC 2008 - 2011)

Immigration and public transit
E. J. Miller (Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2008 - 2009)


INE Public Outreach grant
Patricia Landolt (York University 2007 - 2010)

City Indicators Facility
Patricia McCartney (World Bank 2007 - 2011)


Finding Home: Policy options for addressing homelessness in Canada
J.D. Hulchanski (SSHRC 2006– 2009)


Community gentrification and the concept of building inclusive communities from within: Toronto's west-central neighbourhoods as a case study
J.D. Hulchanski (SSHRC 2005 – 2010)