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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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October 29, 2019 in RU City Builders, Transportation/Transit

Regulate Ride Hailing to Match City’s Goals: Yemi Adediji

Yemi Adediji is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the Urban Analytics Institute at Ryerson University. An expert in collecting and interpreting “big data,” she leads research initiatives that seek to…
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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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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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