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

Suburbanisms Conference: A Suburban Revolution?

Atlas lead Markus Moos and affiliate Pablo Mendez will be presenting at the first Global Suburbanisms conference at York University, Sept 26-29 2013

SUBURBAN CONSTELLATIONS: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century

A new book edited by Roger Keil of the Global Suburbanisms project, entitled “SUBURBAN CONSTELLATIONS: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century” features a chapter by Markus Moos and Pablo Mendez

Changes in Socio-Economic Status of North Etobicoke, an Inner Suburb of Toronto

Sanathan Kassiedass presents “Changes in Socio-Economic Status of North Etobicoke, an Inner Suburb of Toronto”, the second in a series of working papers from the PLAN 675 Canadian Suburbanisms reading course

A sprawled Waterloo Region? Considering an alternate view

Atlas lead Markus Moos comments on the arguments against suburban sprawl in light of regional planning decisions

Housing Affordability and the Canadian Suburb

Tristan Wilkin presents “Housing Affordability and the Canadian Suburb”, the first in a series of working papers from the PLAN 675 Canadian Suburbanisms reading course

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.

Markus Moos on WNPR: Atlas of Suburbanisms featured on Where We Live “Suburbs 4.0”

Conneticut public radio calls on Markus Moos and the Atlas of Suburbanisms as part of a radio segment on the changing nature of the suburbs

Atlas maps featured at Strip Appeal design charette

A research team from the City-Region Studies Centre at the University of Alberta recently made use of Atlas of Suburbanisms maps as part of a design charette for the Strip Appeal urban design competition

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.

Guest Lecture – Dr. John Lewis, School of Planning – PLAN 675 July 10, 2012

Prof. John Lewis, School of Planning, led a guest lecture offering his take on the unique task of writing and publishing for private sector and political audiences, drawing on his own experiences as a consultant

Guest Lecture: Glenn Miller, Canadian Urban Institute – PLAN 675, June 20

Glenn Miller hosts a guest lecture for the PLAN 675 Canadian Suburbanisms working papers reading course, drawing on 25 years of editorial insight offered up for discussion.

Greenbelts as boundaries: Roger Keil

Roger Keil investigates the conceptualization of greenbelts as boundaries between the urban and suburban in an essay at the Global Suburbanisms project website

Atlas Launch @ CAG 2012

The Atlas of Suburbanisms officially launched to a full house at a lunch time session as part of the 2012 CAG Annual Meeting. Read more to see photos of the session and tweets about the launch.

Atlas of Suburbanisms: Introduction

Welcome to the Atlas of Suburbanisms

Welcome to the Atlas of Suburbanisms! For an introductory video explaining the project, see the YouTube presentation by Markus Moos, then head on over to the main introductory page to see what the Atlas of Suburbanisms is all about.

Guest lecture: Robert Shipley, UW – PLAN 675, May 18

Robert Shipley, associate professor in the School of Planning, brought the editor’s perspective to continued discussions of how academic publishing actually works in the 2nd guest lecture in PLAN 675

Guest lecture: Pablo Mendez, UBC – PLAN 675, May 16

Pablo Mendez, post-doctoral associate visiting from UBC, offers his insight on the finer points of academic publishing in the first of several guest lectures lined up for the PLAN 675 working papers class

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

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)