Mapping the Dimensions of Suburbanisms

Pablo Mendez (UBC) offers an analytical writeup to accompany the most recent contribution to the Atlas data: a series of 69 maps covering 23 cities visualizing 3 sets of socioeconomic data themes. The result: a compelling set of data-rich maps showing interesting and surprising patterns of suburbanism across Canada.

Estimating Canada’s suburban population

Suburban nature of Toronto rendered in Google Earth, using Gordon's "Transportation" method

A team led by Professor David Gordon at Queen’s University estimates that up to two-thirds of Canadians may be living in suburban areas. They use Statistics Canada data to designate neighbourhoods as suburban or urban based on density and commuting patterns. Findings are presented in visually intriguing ways using a combination of census maps and Google Earth.

Continuity & change: Elvin Wyly on Suburbs

Elvin Wyly explains the preliminary findings of the Canadian suburbanisms research

Elvin Wyly explains preliminary findings from our analysis of suburbanisms using Statistics Canada spatial and micro-data files

Commuter rail transit in the suburbs

Socio-spatial organization around rail transit in Toronto and Vancouver - Robert Walter-Joseph

Robert Walter-Joseph, University of Waterloo, maps the transit serviced areas in Toronto and Vancouver

Vancouver: Gender of Work

Gender of Work in Vancouver, Pt. 2 - Elvin Wyly

Elvin Wyly, UBC, offers a geospatial analysis of the gender of work in Vancouver

Ten Cities of Toronto

Liam McGuire's "Ten Cities of Toronto" analysis

Liam McGuire of UBC maps out what he calls the “Ten Cities of Toronto”

Housing maps for Vancouver

Location Quotient maps for single-detached housing in Vancouver - Kevin Chan

Kevin Chan, UBC, maps out the location quotients of single-detached and apartment housing in Vancouver

School of Planning | University of Waterloo

Faculty of Environment | University of Waterloo

This research was supported by SSHRC through funding from the MCRI Global suburbansims: governance, land, and infrastructure in the 21st century (2010-2017)