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Welcome to the Ryerson City Building Institute. We are a small, dynamic organization, based in Toronto, focused on tackling the urban issues of our time through multidisciplinary research and public engagement. Stay on top of our news, profiles, events and commentary via our blog and newsletter.

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May 13, 2019 in Housing, RU City Builders

Net-Zero House Tackles Affordability and Sustainability: Cheryl Atkinson

Wouldn’t you love to know your house was not only beautiful but designed to sequester carbon, reduce harmful emissions and promote neighbourhood liveability? Architect and Ryerson professor Cheryl Atkinson has…
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May 8, 2019 in Public Realm, RU City Builders, Ryerson

Together Design Lab Creates Toolkit for Laneway Activation

With laneway housing now made possible in Toronto, it's a great time to think more about how else we can animate our laneways and build an ever-more interesting, inclusive and…
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Our Reports

Our practical, on-the-ground research provides background and solutions related to urban development, regional planning, transit and more.

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Our Policy Papers

Our policy papers represent an informed, considerate viewpoint and urge a way forward on critical city building issues.

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