The Ryerson City Building Institute envisions a future in which all cities are prosperous, equitable, environmentally sustainable and resilient. In collaboration with the Ryerson community and external partners, Ryerson CBI produces public policy research and shares insights addressing diverse urban challenges to promote healthy neighbourhoods, cities and regions, starting with the GTHA. It is recognized for its accessible approach to knowledge mobilization, its multi-disciplinary perspective, and for providing leadership and dialogue that motivates action on important issues.
Ryerson CBI was founded in 2014 as a unique collaboration between Ryerson University and prominent city builders in the GTA. It operates under mandate of the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, guided by an Advisory Board and Academic Council. Its association with Ryerson University allows Ryerson CBI to harness the knowledge of Ryerson faculty and mentor students, adding an academic dimension to its applied research of urban affairs.
Funding for the Ryerson City Building Institute is provided by a network of philanthropists, organizations in the private and public sectors, and Ryerson University.