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.  

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

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

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

First class: PLAN 675 Canadian Suburbanisms Working Paper

May 2nd PLAN 675 class

What are the suburbs? This was the question guiding the discussion for the first meeting of the Canadian Suburbanisms Working Paper reading course (PLAN 675). Run by Dr. Markus Moos, Assistant Professor in the School of Planning, the focus of the course is just as it sounds – exploring the nature of suburbs. However, it […]

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)