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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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July 9, 2020 in RU City Builders

Recent Decrease in Kids’ Healthy Movement Linked to Neighbourhood Built Environment

During the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have speculated that access to safe and welcoming outdoor space, particularly parks, is a key element in avoiding sedentary behaviour and maintaining physical activity as…
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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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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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