Lunch and Learn Series


The lunch and learn series is an opportunity for research associates to present their work to others at Cities Centre.

2013-2014
October 18, 2013
Bharat Punjabi
History or Institutions? Water Politics and Urban Bias in the Mumbai Region

2012-2013 Series
May 31, 2013
Mark S. Fox

City Data: Big, Open and Linked

May 17, 2013
Jennifer Jalal
From the Bazaar to the Mall: Exploring Some Issues of Urban Space, Politics and the Law

April 26, 2013
Liat Margolis
How ‘Green’ are Green Roofs? – Validating the Environmental Performance of Green Roofs in context of Toronto'’s climate

March 21, 2013
Michelle Buckley
Urbanization 'from below'? Migrant construction workers and contemporary city-building in Dubai

February, 2013
Richard White
A New Look at Toronto’s Early Urban Renewal, 1950 to 1970

January 18, 2013
Beth Savan, Research Associate, Cities Centre, and Senior Lecturer, School of the Environment
Cycling for Transportation in Toronto: A detailed assessment and a tool to increase uptake
Presentation PDF
Link to Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank publications

December 6, 2012
Frank Cunningham, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Political Science, and Senior Advisor, Cities Centre
The Arcades of Paris and Walter Benjamin's Philosophy of Cities

October 25, 2012
Matt Patterson, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, U of T 
Constructing a Sense of Place: Global and Local Sensibilities in Iconic Architecture

October 19, 2012
Dr. Matti Siemiatyki
The Political Geography of Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships: Experiences from Ontario

September 28, 2012
Dr. Alan Walks
Canada's Housing Bubble, Socio-Spatial Inequality, and the Emerging Urban Debtscape



2011-2012 Series

June 21, 2012
Gary Wilkins
Living City Report Card: Assessing the Environmental Health of the Greater Toronto Area

June 15, 2012 
Graham Macdonald
Creativity in Vanuatu and Social Urbanism in Medellin

June 7, 2012
Bharat Punjabi
Water Conflicts in Mumbai: Understanding the Urban-Rural Divide and the Role of Participatory Governance

May 24,2012
Anna Kramer
The accessible metropolis: Frequent public transit and spatial socioeconomics

April 27, 2012
Jordana Wright
'Residential Restrictions': The Regulation of High-Rise Apartments in Toronto's Suburbs

March 8, 2012
Andre Sorensen
Urban Renaissance Policies and the High-rise Transformation of Central Tokyo

February 24, 2012
Stephen Marr
Rethinking Urbanity in a Time of Crisis: A Comparative View of City-ness in Africa and America's Midwest

February 10, 2012

Teresa de Noronha
How to detect regional structures of innovation?

November 4, 2011

Richard White
Urban Design Comes to Toronto, 1966-1972

September 7, 2011

Roberta Cucca
Bordered, peripheral and residual: Patterns of spatial segregation among immigrants in Copenhagen, Toronto and Milan