Urban Innovation Café

2019 Event Series
Thought leadership, innovation...and coffee


Shaping the Conversation

CBI Ideas
News and insights from the world of city building


Delivering Solid Expertise

CBI Research
Discover our city-building research


Showcasing Ryerson Insights

Academic city building research @ RU


Bringing City Builders Together

CBI Engagement
Exploring solutions and raising awareness


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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CBI Events

Urban Innovation Café Starts May 7

Today, we are pleased to announce a new morning discussion series focusing on innovative approaches to critical urban issues...with coffee. Our Urban Innovation Café events will showcase industry thought leaders and Ryerson…
April 8, 2019

Meet the City Builders of Ryerson University

April 1, 2019 in Profiles, Ryerson

Making Transportation Networks Smarter: Bilal Farooq and LiTrans Lab

We’ve all been there: stuck in traffic when only blocks away, another route is flowing faster. We think, “I chose the wrong street (bus, train) again!” But it’s not your…
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December 10, 2018 in City Building, Housing, Profiles, Ryerson

Towards Equity and Inclusion in City’s Neglected Towers: Sara Edge

Ryerson research project studies North Etobicoke high-rise towers and quality of life for immigrant newcomers. Toronto’s downtown is booming, with cranes building glittering high-rise condo towers on practically every block.…
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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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