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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 […]
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 […]
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 titled “Childhood Disability, Access to Education and Transportation” as part of a TRAM Equity in Transport Seminar Series
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: […]
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.