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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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Meet the City Builders of Ryerson University

September 4, 2018 in Profiles, Ryerson, Transportation/Transit

Practice-Ready Research into Active Transportation: Raktim Mitra

Raktim Mitra is an Associate Professor within the Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning, and co-director of TransForm Lab, a hub for policy-relevant transportation research. Through his work,…
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August 29, 2018 in Profiles, Ryerson, Transportation/Transit

An Epidemiologist on Road Safety: Anne Harris

When thinking about road safety, epidemiology might not immediately spring to mind. But Anne Harris, a researcher at Ryerson, looks at road safety from a public health perspective, adding to…
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