New work from Queen’s University

Team led by David Gordon at Queen’s University shows there is a more suburban element to the ‘urban’ picture of Canada’s population than previously thought

MIT’s Density Atlas

MIT’s Density Atlas platform uses 3 measurements of density to compare projects and neighbourhoods across the world

The Urban Observatory

The Urban Observatory platform launches @ ESRI’s International User Conference to compare and contrast crowd-sourced urban data

Gracen Johnson: Living in the Sprawl

Canadian student and social mobilizer Gracen Johnson examines sprawl through the lens of social activism

Neighbourhood Change event: Addressing Urban Injustice

The Neighbourhood Change Research Group is hosting a panel event on the topic of urban inequality on July 4 in Toronto. Read for more info

Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network

Links have been added to the Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network project. Read more about this international collaboration and its contribution to the scholarly conversation about suburban development.

Suburban Growth in Ontario – Martin Prosperity Institute

A recent Insight report “Boomtown in the Backyard – Suburban Growth in Ontario” from the Martin Prosperity Institute features the work of School of Planning scholars in examining the growth patterns of what many would consider traditional suburbs. Alongside the written analysis is the use of dot-density maps to visually represent population distribution across Ontario’s cities.  

Income inequality and socio-spatial segregation in Vancouver

UBC Geographers David Ley and Nicholas Lynch find Vancouver income inequality on the rise and show the city segregating along racial, income lines, as reported in the Huffington Post

Rush – Subdivisions (1982)

No website about suburbia in Canada could be complete without the 1982 classic “Subdivisions” by Rush

Paul Krugman on Arcade Fire on World Bank??

Krugman notices the connection between the would-be nominee for the World Bank top job, Jim Yong Kim and Arcade Fire (the latter being a popular band among suburbanists)

Ben Folds Five – Rockin the Suburbs

Some more music for your suburban enjoyment:

Arcade Fire – Suburbs

No blog about suburbia would be complete without some music:

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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)