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Students showcase Ecological Urbanism research

By | Events, Student Course Events

From April 17 to May 15, 2017, the Ecological Urbanism exhibition was hosted at Toronto’s Urbanspace Gallery. The exhibition showcased student work exploring the intersection of culture, nature, and infrastructure. Urban planning and landscape architecture students from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto were tasked with examining how Toronto could incorporate ecological design into city infrastructure. The students suggested…

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Ryerson Students set a ‘Course’ for Autonomous Vehicles

By | Autonomous Vehicles, Events, Student Course Events

Join Ryerson University urban planning graduate students as they explore four potential future scenarios for autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. A panel of AV experts will respond to these plans and lead a discussion on the future of AVs. WHERE AND WHEN December 5, 2016 Urbanspace Gallery 401 Richmond St. W. PANEL Lisa Orchard, Senior…

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Students Retrofit the Suburbs

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What does it take to reshape complete, connected communities around suburban transit stations? Ryerson University Planning students and expert panelists Jaclene Begley, Mike Collins-Williams, and Zahra Ebrahim will discuss planning, policy, and design strategies to transform auto-oriented suburban developments near public transit into more walkable, transit-oriented, and socially vital neighbourhoods.

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Smart Students and SmartTrack

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How can we ensure that SmartTrack stations support complete, connected communities? As plans for Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack move forward, Ryerson University Planning students and expert panelists Richard Joy and Sean Hertel look at the policy, planning, and design considerations necessary to build complete communities around proposed SmartTrack/RER stations.

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Smart Students and SmartTrack: Upcoming Ryerson CBI event looks at student plans for complete communities

By | Student Course Events

  As Toronto Executive Committee meets this week to discuss the City’s plans for SmartTrack and other transit, it’s an interesting time to consider what level and type of growth might occur at SmartTrack stations. Indeed, recent analysis of ridership and growth projections for SmartTrack were presented by the City this Week. On March 17th, Ryerson planning students will be…

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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

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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

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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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