The Global Suburban Infrastructure Workshop June 14-16, 2015
School of Planning, University of Waterloo, June 14-16, 2015
As the world population is becoming increasingly urban, most of the growth is happening in suburbs. It is thus there that infrastructure stress is most acute, would it be because of a lag of infrastructure development relative to population and economic growth, neglect of suburban populations relative to those of more central parts of urban areas, or the location in suburbs of large infrastructures serving the needs of the entire metropolitan region. The workshop will explore suburban infrastructure issues from a global perspective. It will identify the specificity of these problems according to different parts of the world as well as conditions faced by all suburban areas across the globe. Participants to the workshop will use this information to formulate solutions to suburban infrastructure problems.
The workshop, which is organized jointly by the Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University and the School of Planning of the University of Waterloo, will group international academic experts in different types of infrastructures. For information you can reach Pierre Filion (firstname.lastname@example.org, 519 888-4567×33963) or Roger Keil
International Forum on Global Suburbanism May 9-11, 2015
As a rapidly growing city, Shanghai is exposed to significant challenges with regard to social, economic, environmental, and cultural planning. This forum analyses suburbanization in Shanghai as well as other regions in China from various aspects including land, governance, and infrastructure.
Organized by Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) on Global Suburbanisms The City Institute at York University
Co-organized by Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, Center for Urban & Regional Studies, Institute of Population Research, Fudan University, Centre for Modern Chinese City Studies, East China Normal University, Institute of Urban and Demographic Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
Center for Metropolitan Studies Podcast: Interview with Roger Keil
Professor Roger Keil speaks to International Graduate College (IGK) Fellow Lisa Vollmer for the Center for Metropolitan Studies podcast series (November 2014).
Yes, We Can Afford to Plan for Smarter Growth and Better Housing
“Critics of smart growth are not comparing apples to apples when it comes to housing costs. We need to consider the full cost of housing under different development scenarios.”
MCRI researchers Markus Moos, Pierre Filion, Roger Keil, and Alan Walks collaborate with University of Waterloo researchers Jeff Casello, Laura Johnson, and Maxwell Hartt to look at a range of factors that are responsible for escalating housing prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Check out the Huffington Post article here.