News & Announcements

PhD Grad Mischa Young discusses his research on ride-share services – UofT Arts & Science News

PhD grad aims to make the world a fairer place when it comes to ride-share services November 19, 2020 by Michael McKinnon – A&S News PhD graduate Mischa Young’s research into ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber examined how the emerging form of mobility may be used to improve the sustainability and equity of our transportation […]

Professors Ron Buliung and Michael Widener discuss accessibility in Toronto – The Varsity

Transportation and grocery store distribution make Toronto inaccessible, UofT experts say Professor Ron Buliung and Michael Widener talk to the Varsity about the urban design decisions that create city-wide barriers.  “Despite the Toronto government’s commitment to creating an accessible and inclusive city — through legislation such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 […]

Recruiting PhD applicants for International Doctoral Cluster: Cities and infrastructure in a global age

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021 for September 2021 start date The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto invites applications for 2 Doctoral Studentships to join an International Doctoral Cluster (IDC) focused on cities and infrastructure in a global age that the University of Toronto and the University of Manchester are launching […]

Graduate Admissions Open House, Nov. 19-20, 2020

The department is hosting it’s annual Open House for prospective applicants to our master’s and PhD programs in Geography & Planning. Meet with faculty, staff and students to find out more about our graduate programs. Sessions will be held by videoconference (Zoom) on November 19-20, 2020. Visit our event page for further details.

MScPl students Keisha St. Louis-McBurnie and Lena Sanz Tovar share insights on Regent Park – Spacing Magazine

MScPl students Keisha St. Louis-McBurnie and Lena Sanz Tovar publish two articles in Spacing Toronto about Regent Park, exploring the changing discourses and narratives as a result of revitalization and the realities of the Regent Park Social Development Plan.

Web GIS for Health Measures – a three workshop series presented by the GeoHealth Network and Esri Canada

The GeoHealth Network is thrilled to partner with Esri Canada to offer a 3-workshop series titled Web-GIS for Health Measures running Oct 9th, Oct 23rd, and Nov 6th from 1 – 3 pm EST online. Registration is free. Click here to learn more and register.   

Professor Ron Buliung gives talk on childhood disability, access to education and transportation

Professor Ron Buliung gives talk titled “Childhood Disability, Access to Education and Transportation” as part of a TRAM Equity in Transport Seminar Series

Job Posting – Postdoctoral Fellow in Transportation/Planning/Suburbs/Justice

Overview of the Position: Rapid urbanization is transforming suburban peripheries world-wide, creating immense transportation-related social and environmental problems that threaten human health and wellbeing. Recognizing this as a significant global challenge, the University of Toronto Scarborough has created the Suburban Mobilities Cluster of Scholarly Prominence led by Dr. Steven Farber to research four interdisciplinary challenges: […]

MscPl students/alum question the lack of diversity in planning – Spacing Magazine

Student Ruth Belay, alum Abigail Moriah, Saquib Ahsan, and Gervais Nash provide insights in Spacing Magazine on Why is urban planning so white? sharing research results from a study conducted by MscPl students in 2019 and presented to MIPOC “Critiques of contemporary urban planning have urged the profession to critically reflect on systemic issues affecting […]

Professor Steven Farber and Mischa Young examine the wait-time of Uber’s wheelchair accessible service (UberWAV) in Toronto – Transport Findings

Click here to read their results.