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Tammara Soma talks about food waste and food insecurity on CBC radio’s Ideas program

We’re facing what could be a devastating crisis—how to feed ourselves without destroying the ecosystems we depend on. A discussion about finding creative solutions to a looming disaster… Read the full article and listed to the podcast

Online Chat Sessions for Graduate Geography Applicants

Staff will answer your questions about our program and admission requirements, application instructions and funding. Dates and Times of Upcoming Chats Tuesday November 28, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST Thursday December 7, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST Thursday December 14, 2017: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST Wednesday January 10, 2018: […]

Andre Sorenson and Matti Siemiatycki comment on an analysis of the Scarborough subway project in the Toronto Star


Deborah Cowen comments on the housing affordability crisis in the Toronto in the Toronto Star

Where in the city do people struggle most to pay for their homes? Census data shows a greater percentage of Toronto households put too much of their incomes toward housing compared to the rest of Canada… Read full article

Jennifer Keesmaat, John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning and Enid Slack of the Munk School of Global Affairs, talk about issues facing Toronto as an election year approaches.

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Matti Siemiatycki quoted in the Weekend Australian re Google to build city district in Toronto as test for its inventions

The founding engineers of Google have long dreamt of the wonders they might work in the service of humanity if they were allowed to build a city from scratch… Read full article 

Matti Siemiatycki in the news on Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs teaming with Toronto to design a high-tech neighborhood

A subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet is taking a lead role in redeveloping Toronto’s waterfront into a technology-infused urban neighborhood of the future, Canadian leaders announced Tuesday… Read full article in SFGate The Android of cities: Alphabet’s smartphone-inspired vision for Toronto’s waterfront .. Read full article in the Financial Post 

Steven Farber speaks to the Toronto Star on City of Toronto plans to improve transit

Concerns could derail Lawrence East SmartTrack station Analysis of whether station is needed, need to remove existing SRT station could be serious hurdles to mayor’s plan… Read full article

Steven Farber in the U of T News – U of T researchers play important role in City of Toronto’s Bloor Street bike lane evaluation

Toronto City Council will decide the fate of the Bloor Street bike lanes on Nov. 7. The lanes – running from Shaw Street to Avenue Road – were installed as a pilot project to encourage more Torontonians to get on their bikes. Experts from all over the city, including the University of Toronto, contributed to […]

Matti Siemiatycki talks about proposed improvements to Montreal’s transit on CBC radio

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