News & Announcements

Tammara Soma in the Globe & Mail on the challenges of reducing food waste

We throw out $31B of food every year. This chef is reclaiming some to feed the poor .. Read the entire article

Congratulations to Jason Ferrigan, MScPl ’98, on being named President-Elect of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute

The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is pleased to announce its 2017-2019 President, Jason Ferrigan, RPP. Jason previously served on Council and as President Elect (2015-2017) and as a Director (2013-2015) and (2005-2007). He has also been an active volunteer of OPPI through his many contributions to the Journal, working groups and committees.. Read entire […]

Ms. Jennifer Keesmaat will be joining the Department of Geography & Planning as a Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning for the 2017-2018 academic year

Dear colleagues and friends, we are thrilled to announce that Ms. Jennifer Keesmaat will be joining the Department of Geography & Planning as a Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning for the 2017-2018 academic year. Ms. Keesmaat is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (double major in Politics and Planning) and York University (Masters […]

Paul Hess spoke to CBC Metro Morning about street design and pedestrian safety in Toronto

After four pedestrians died in Scarborough late September, Paul Hess spoke to Metro Morning about street design and pedestrian safety in Toronto. Listen

Deb Cowen in the UofT News – Standing Rock activist Winona LaDuke visits U of T to talk about water protection and restoring Indigenous economics

Winona LaDuke – Indigenous environmentalist, economist and author from the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota – will give a free public lecture at University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall on Sunday. Deborah Cowen, an associate professor in the department of geography and planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science, spoke to LaDuke just as the struggle at Standing Rock […]

CONGRATULATIONS – Daniel Griffith elected as Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dan Griffith, the Ashbel Smith Professor in Geospatial Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Professor Griffith received his PhD from the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto in 1978. He was recognized with the UTAGA Distinguished Alumni Award in […]

Rick DiFrancesco in Globalnews.ca – The downsides of Amazon choosing a Canadian city for its second headquarters

“The city would have a right to be concerned and intimately involved in the process of planning where such a complex should go…” Read entire article

Matti Siemiatycki’s Op-ed in the Toronto Star : Evidence-based planning in Toronto is dead

Op-ed by Matti Siemiatycki on the lack of the evidence based urban planning in Toronto, and the prevalence of politically motivated projects and studies. The system set up to guard against politically motivated boondoggles has gone awry… Read full article

Matthew Adams in the News : UTM prof finds children at risk from surprising source of air pollution

Please see link below about Professor Matthew Adams’ research on children’s health and air pollution. Read entire article 

Jason Hackworth interview in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative: Detroit is razing thousands of homes. It won’t fix much…

An Ohio native, Jason has studied extensively studied Detroit’s abandonment, finding that no other Rust Belt city in the United States has experienced such wide-scale demolition. Read full article