Governance strategies to achieve transit-oriented development

By | CBI BLOG, Regional Planning, Talks and Panels, Transit, Transportation

By Robert Yaro (CBI guest policy blog) The Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) faces several transit governance challenges. But they are not insurmountable. With smart polices and creative approaches, practical solutions could usher in a Golden Age of regional transit. In this guest blog, U.S. urban planning expert Robert Yaro provides specific recommendations and examples from other global cities on…

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How other cities govern transit

By | CBI BLOG, Talks and Panels, Transit, Transportation

By Will Sloan (This blog originally appeared in Ryerson Today.) We all know that transit needs to be fixed—but what are the problems, and how do we solve them? Last week, the Ryerson City Building Institute hosted “Breaking Transit Governance Gridlock,” an all-star panel to discuss the problems—and opportunities—facing regional transit governance. “The issues that are impeding progress here are more and…

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A Tale of Three Transit Cities: Paris, Montreal, and Toronto

By | CBI BLOG, Events, Talks and Panels, Transit

CBI invited transit experts from Paris and Montreal to discuss their experiences with GTHA regional transit official The Toronto region faces major challenges in building suitable transit infrastructure for its growing population. It isn’t alone. On October 18, The Ryerson City Building Institute (CBI) partnered with the Consulate General of France in Toronto to host “From Grand Paris to the…

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Streetfight: Janette Sadik-Khan’s Urban Revolution

By | Events, Talks and Panels

Janette Sadik-Khan shares her new book and her winning strategies to transform New York City’s streets into places for people – not just cars.  Join us as Janette Sadik-Khantours her new book; Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution  and learn how she has led the movement for safer, more livable streets in New York City and beyond. Janette will share…

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CBI’s Dr. Anne Golden to be awarded 2016 Couchiching Award for Public Policy Leadership

By | Events, Talks and Panels

The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs recently announced that Ryerson City Building Institute External Director and Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Anne Golden will received the 14th annual Couchiching Award for Public Policy Leadership. This prestigious honour will be presented at the 2016 Couchiching Gala on April 11. Dr. Golden is recognized for her “long and distinguished career, throughout which she…

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The Urban Reader Book Club Reads Happy City

By | Events, Talks and Panels

For the inaugural edition of the Urban Reader Book Club, we’re reading Charles Montgomery’s Happy City, an engaging study of how we can dream, design, develop, and live in happier, healthier cities. At our October 21 event, a lineup of multidisciplinary guests will pitch their perspectives on the book. We’ll use these pitches as a starting point for the conversations…

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The State of City Building Project Launch

By | Events, Talks and Panels

Leading city builders from across the GTHA will gather for a panel discussion and reception to launch the new State of City Building report and database The State of City Building report and Citylinx database identify and categorize leading organizations advocating for excellence in city building, improving awareness of city building initiatives and building the capacity of civil society to…

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