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Global Suburbanisms in the Media


Paul Attfield. (July 4, 2015). “How transit hubs can spur dense development.”  The Globe and Mail.

Jim Brown. CBC radio interview with Roger Keil. (June 19, 2016). “Forget downtowns and suburbs: the ‘in-between cities’ are where it’s at.” The 180, CBC Radio.

Noreen Ahmed-Ullah. (June 3, 2016). “How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghetto.” The Globe and Mail.

“Cities Are Not as Big a Deal as You Think.” UNDARK.

Claire Provost and Matt Kennard. (January 21, 2016) “Inside Hanoi’s gated communities: elite enclaves where even the air is cleaner.” The Guardian.


Katie Daubs. (December 20, 2014) “City and suburbs: six decades of unity and division.” Toronto Star.

Camilla Perrone. (December 4, 2014) “Suburban way(s) of life: l’essenza urbana abita nelle periferie.” Forum PA.

David Rider. (November 28, 2014) “Star series looks at Toronto: The Divided City.” Toronto Star.

Chiara Buongiovanni. (October, 22, 2014) “Periferie: rivoluzioni in corso? Intervista a Roger Keil.” Forum PA.

Roger Keil. (September 24, 2014) CBC Metro Morning Interview “Urban/Suburban Divide”

Roger Keil and Sean Hertel. (May 12, 2014). Skyscrapers in the Subdivisions.

Lloyd Alter. (May 12, 2014) “A look at how the suburbs are changing and growing up.”

Fulong Wu and Yueming Ning. (March 12, 2014) “Housing Market Faces Division.” China Daily.

Sarah Ratchford. (February 12, 2014). “Defining good density: Debunking Assumptions”. Novae Res Urbis.

Richard Harris. (February 8, 2014). “We know suburbs when we see them” Hamilton Spectator.

Sean Hertel. (January 8, 2014) CBC Metro Morning “Bridging the Urban Suburban Divide”


Fulong Wu. (February 26, 2013)“People-oriented urbanization.” China Daily.

Roger Keil. (June 15, 2013). How Brampton demonstrates the new vision of Canada.

MCRI. (May 10, 2013). “On Transit, Toronto Politicians Are Gridlocked.” Huffington Post.

Roger Keil and Sean Hertel. (September 25, 2013). “Look for Toronto’s urban future in the booming suburbs”. The Toronto Star.

Sean Pearce. (October 2, 2013). “Toronto needs York Region more than York needs T.O.”

Fulong Wu. (November 13, 2013) “Deflate the housing bubbleChina Daily.



Roger Keil. (Dec.21, 2012). Global Suburbanisms makes Next City’s 2012 Disruption Index.

Roger Keil. (Sept. 25, 2012) “Suburban: There is less agreement about what the suburbs are, or whether, in the modern age of urban regions, the term still has any meaning.

Markus Moos. (July 24, 2012). “Suburbs 4.0- Cities and suburbs now have a lot in common.”

Markus Moos. (June 4, 2012). “An Atlas of Suburbanisms.” The Atlantic Cities.

Roger Keil. (January 8, 2012). York says world’s population growth will be in the ‘burbs. yFile.

Roger Keil. (January 6, 2012). CBC Metro Morning interview: “Suburbs are Cities”.

Roger Kil. (January 5, 2012). How the 905 Stole Our Urbanist Mojo. The GridTO.


National Film Board(November 25, 2011). Future Not A Flat Worldwide Web.

MCRI. (November 18, 2011). City Institute Launches Global Suburbanisms Website.

Roger Keil. (October 6, 2011). Vaughan, York Region, Take Action on Your Community, Experts Say.

Ute Lehrer, Roger Keil. (August 30, 2011). CBC Metro Morning interview.

Ute Lehrer; Douglas Young; Will Poppe; Roger Keil; Sigrun Kabisch; Dieter Rink. (August 30, 2011). York University MES students explore shrinking cities in Germany.

Deborah Cowen(June 14, 2011). Digital Citizenship.

Roger Keil. (April 28, 2011). Press release about Roger Keil’s talk, “A World of Suburbs: Finding the Heart of the Urban Century in the Periphery” for an upcoming “York Circle” event.

Per Gunnar Røe. (April 26, 2011). Forskning pa forstaden (Researching Suburbia), by Per Gunnar Røe in student paper Samfunnsgeografen.

Roger Keil. (March 18, 2011). ‘Jižák’ featured in novel high-rise web documentary.

National Film Board; Roger Keil. (January 25, 2011). Filmmaker draws inspiration from work of Global Suburbanisms team. yFile.

National Film Board. (January 20, 2011). Slums in the sky. Eye Weekly.

Roger Keil, Ute Lehrer. (January 10, 2011). FES profs comment on redevelopment of Lawrence Heights. yFile.

National Film Board; Roger Keil. (January 6, 2011).  NFB doc glimpses into immigrants’ high-rise world. The Globe and Mail.

Rob Shields(December 1, 2010). “Thinking like a Region: Place-based Policy” Curb Magazine.

Roger Keil(October 1, 2010). “Globale Suburbanisierung: Die Herausforderung der Verstädterung im 21. Jahrhundert.”  Dérive.

Roger Keil. (September 2, 2010). York researchers receive $10 million in SSHRC funding. yFile.

Roger Keil. (May 25, 2010). Radio Interview on Take 5 about the MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” project.

Roger Keil. (May 18, 2010). Researcher shifts the lens to suburbs around the globe. yFile.

MCRI. (May 3, 2010). President’s Message: “Recent major awards highlight York’s research prowess” in York U Magazine.