Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Complex, Multidisciplinary City Building

The - GTA
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ryerson's City-Building Institute embraces complexity: Hume
University's new department will focus on multi-disciplinary approach to urban issues

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Ryerson City Building Institute

A new non-partisan centre focused on urban issues relevant to city regions nationally and globally. Multidisciplinary in approach, bringing together diverse perspectives to address critical urban problems. Delivering on its mandate through integrated teaching, cutting-edge research, sharing new insights and best practices, and improving public policy literacy. Advances Ryerson University’s demonstrated commitment to collaborative urban transformation and innovation.

The Institute’s activities will be initially guided by five themes:

Integrated land use and social/physical infrastructure investment
Inclusive and complete communities through economic, social, and design strategies
New options for universal mobility including green corridors and active transportation
Climate change mitigation/adaptation through urban design and environmental planning
Financial instruments that advance city building goals


Executive Team:

David Amborski, Director - Academic, Ryerson City Building Institute and Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Dr. Christopher De Sousa, Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Dr. Usha George, Dean, Faculty of Community Services

Dr. Anne Golden, Director - External, Ryerson City Building Institute and Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Ken Greenberg, Urban Design and Planning Consultant, and Visiting Scholar at the Ryerson City Building Institute

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3


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