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Welcome to the Ryerson City Building Institute. Based at Ryerson University in Toronto, we are focused on tackling the urban issues of our time through multidisciplinary research, special projects and public engagement.

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Meet the City Builders of Ryerson University

April 13, 2020 in Public Realm, RU City Builders

Letter from RU Epidemiologists: Physical Distancing Needs Space

On April 10, Ryerson faculty members Drs. Anne Harris and Linda Rothman called for more cycling and pedestrian space to achieve safe physical distancing, in an open letter to Toronto…
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January 22, 2020 in RU City Builders, Transportation/Transit

E-Scooters in the GTHA: the Future is Near

While personal e-scooters have been seen on Ontario roads for years now, as of January 2020, e-scooters are now explicitly permitted under provincial law (up to 24 km/hour), under a…
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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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