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NEWS BULLETIN 29 November 2013

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Editor’s Note:  This is the last bulletin I will forward to the Cities Centre listserv.  I would like to say thanks to all our 1200+ subscribers for keeping this bulletin lively and relevant! It’s been great fun hearing from all of you about everything that’s going on, and an honour to aid communications on shared interests. All the best, Pat Doherty.


Video of the November 21 forum Environmental Justice with Ingrid Stefanovic and David Miller presented by Cities Centre and the Global Cities Institute is now online …link


Could your organization benefit from volunteer support from University of Toronto, Urban Studies program students? Are you interested in providing hands-on learning opportunities for students outside the classroom? Due date for receipt of requests is December 6details


Featured in the U of T Bulletin Nov. 28, Community Partnership Serves Scarborough Neighbours about the work of UTSC and East Scarborough Storefront and the recent Community Connections Leadership Forummore


International students in Toronto: in the middle of temporary and permanent by Gunjan Sondhi, CERIS blog …link


How to help Toronto's homeless this holiday season: City of Toronto Housing and Homelessness Services 2013 Holiday Wish Listmore


The Toronto Community Foundation has joined with other Community Foundations across the country to support GivingTuesday in Canada for the first time on Tuesday, December 3, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check out the Community Knowledge Centre (CKC) for resources on where to give this holiday season …more


The Design Exchange invites voting for the Emerging Designer Competition - Caesarstone People's Choice Award. A Facebook page lists each short-listed designer’s website and video, and viewers then “like” to vote until December 15 …link




Call for Papers and Organized Sessions Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting due December 3more


Call for Papers Plan It Smart: Clever Solutions For Smart Cities due December 23more


Call for Applications Connect: EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition due March 15 …more


Open Call for Papers Satellite more


Permanent Call for Papers CIDADES, Comunidades e Territóriosmore


Permanent Call for Papers Journal of Pro-Poor Growth: An International Perspectivemore



Friday, November 29, 12:30-4:30pm: Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban Linda Peake, Acting Director, CITY Institute at York University. Presented by CITY Institute at York, Room 280N, York Lanes, York University…more


Friday, November 29, 4-6pm: The Birth of the (Gay) Clinic Michael Brown, Geography, University of Washington. Intersections lecture series presented by the Dept. of Geography and Program in Planning. Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Rm 108N Munk …more


Monday, December 2, 4-8pm: Workshop in Planning Practice Final Presentations Presentations by 2nd year Master in Planning students at UofT: 4pm: Development Charges and the Provision of Affordable Ownership Housing in Toronto. 4:40pm: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes Evaluating Gentrification Around Scadding Court Community Centre. 5:20pm: Planning 101, Facilitating Conversations Around Planning and Development. 6pm: Quayside Concept Plan, Exploring Development Opportunities in Toronto’s East Bayfront. 6:40pm: Making Every Tree Count, Issues in Tree Protection During Development. 7:20pm: From Monarch to Main, Evaluating the Inclusivity of Commercial Revitalization Efforts on Danforth East. City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Committee Room Three …mainoffice@geog.utoronto.ca


Tuesday, December 3, 1-3pm: Panel Discussion on Immigrant Employment in the Settlement Service Sector Presenters: Adnan Türegün, Director, CERIS: Settlement Service Work as a Second Occupation for Immigrant Professionals; Sita Jayaraman, Program Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Ryerson University: Immigrant Women Workers in Canada and Germany: Niche Employment or Occupational Segmentation? Discussants: Harald Bauder, Director, RCIS, Ryerson University; Gurpreet S. Malhotra, Executive Director, India Rainbow Community Services of Peel. Presented by CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre, and The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS). CMA Student Lounge (#1-003), 7th Floor, Ted Rogers School of Management Building, 55 Dundas Street West (at Bay Street) …more


Tuesday, December 3, 2:30-4pm: Environmental Justice in Jane-Finch: Presentation by ENVS 6325 Students in this course have worked on two projects in the Jane-Finch community through the fall term: 1) a digital map of brownfields (contaminated sites) in the Jane-Finch community; and 2) a report on local implications of the Enbridge Line 9 proposal to ship crude oil eastbound through the Jane and Finch community. York University, HNES 141. For more information: jfoster@yorku.ca.


Wednesday, December 4, 4:10-6pm: Anishinabe Knowledge and Water Governance in Ontario Deborah McGregor, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto. Environment Seminar Series, School of the Environment, University of Toronto, Room ES 142(basement), Earth Science Building, 5 Bancroft Avenue …more


Wednesday, December 4, 4:30-7pm: Environmental Solutions and Innovative Concepts Leadership Discussion with Richard Sandor Presented by School of the Environment, University of Toronto, Hart House, 5 Hart House Circle  more and tickets


Thursday, December 5, 4-5:30pm: Transportation Futures Professor Neil Sipe, School of Environment, Griffith University, Australia. Presented by the Department of Geography and Program in Planning as a Special Distinguished Bousfield Visitor Lecture open to the public. Room 2125, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto. For information: hess@geog.utoronto.ca.


Thursday, December 5, 6-8pm: Innovation in Building Design and Responsive Architecture Alisdair McGregor, Arup Fellow and Principal (live from California). Presented by Institute without Boundaries and Arup Canada, 230 Richmond Street East, Room 108 …register and more


Thursday, December 5, 6pm: Environmental Justice in Jane-Finch: Student-Community Symposium York University students from the Critical Urban Planning course present their research and invite discussion to explore community response to issues. Sponsored by York University, Environmental Studies, Community Action Planning Group, YU-TD Community Engagement Centre, Green Change (Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre), Social Planning Toronto, and Black Creek Community Health Centre. York Woods Library, 1785 Finch Ave. W. For more information: jfoster@yorku.ca.


Friday, December 13, 7:30-11:30am: Let's Connect: Developing and Implementing a Vision for Smart City Planning Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto. Moderator:  Ian Graham Publisher, NRU Publishing. Panelists: Angela Gibson Head, Policy and Research at Regional Municipality of York; Grant Humes Executive Director, Toronto Financial District BIA; Angela Iannuzziello Transit Practice Leader, AECOM Canada; Patricia Foran Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP. Presented in collaboration with NRU Publishing. Canadian Urban Institute, Ted Rogers School, 7th Floor, Cara Commons …register and more


Thursday, January 9, 5:15-6:45pm: Leadership in Ideas: Is the International Peace Agenda Getting Stale? Louise Arbour, President and CEO, International Crisis Group. Q&A moderated by Mel Cappe, Professor, School of Public Policy & Governance and former Clerk of the Privy Council. Inaugural David Peterson Leadership Lecture. Presented by School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto, Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West …more and register


Thursday, January 17, 3-5pm: Rethinking the South African Crisis Gillian Hart, Geography, UC Berkeley. Presented by Dept. of Geography and Program in Planning, Intersections series, SS2125.


Thursday, January 30, 3-5pm: Domination in and through the global urban Serena Kataoka, Social Welfare & Development, and Gender, Equity & Social Justice, Nipissing University. “Geography Speaks” Speaker Series, Department of Human Geography, UTSC, Social Sciences Building, MW324. For more information: Prof. Michael Ekers mekers@utsc.utoronto.ca.


Thursday, February 27, 3-5pm: Aly Karam School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. “Geography Speaks” Speaker Series, Department of Human Geography, UTSC, Social Sciences Building, MW324. For more information: Prof. Michael Ekers mekers@utsc.utoronto.ca.


Thursday, March 27, 3-5pm: Remapping Tourism: “People’s Guides” and Radical Popular Geography Wendy Cheng, Asian Pacific American Studies and Justice & Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University. “Geography Speaks” Speaker Series, Department of Human Geography, UTSC, Social Sciences Building, MW324. For more information: Prof. Michael Ekers mekers@utsc.utoronto.ca.



Dec. 4-5: Conference on: Democracy, Citizenship and Urban Violence University of Dhaka …more


January 30-31: Ethnic and Pluralism Graduate Research Conference University of Toronto …more


March 12-15: 16th National Metropolis Conference Gatineau, Quebec …more


April 2-4: Building Resilient Communities: Livable Cities Forum Vancouver …more


April 8-12: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Tampa FLmore


May 7-9: Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Annual Conference Montreal …more


May 12-14: New Frontiers for Citizenship at Work Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) Montreal …more


May 12-18: Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration York University …more


May 15-16: Getting on Track: Sustainable & Inclusive Prosperity for Cities Global Cities Summit, Global Cities Institute, Toronto …more


May 21-23: Plan It Smart: Clever Solutions for Smart Cities Vienna …more


May 22-24: Funding Transport: Annual Summit of International Transport Forum Leipzig …more


May 27-30: Adelaide Velo-city Global 2014 Adelaide, Australia …more


July 21-23: Transportation Planning in Small and Medium Sized Communities Vermont …more



Continuing to December 6: Student Exhibition: Here Be Dragons Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, 230 College Street, LWR Gallery …more


Continuing to December 29: SCHOOL WORK: Innovative Designs for Education Architecture exhibition by BORTOLOTTO, CS&P Architects, and Workshop Architecture Inc. and visual artists Tara Cooper and Terry O’Neill. Presented by Harbourfront Centre, York Quay …more


Continuing to June 30, 2014: Nine Rivers City: Toronto's Extraordinary Waterways Harbourfront, outdoor exhibit at Exhibition Common next to Ontario and Canada Squares …more




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