• Mapping the Dimensions of Suburbanisms

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    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.

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

    Estimating Canada’s suburban population

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    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.

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  • Elvin Wyly explains the preliminary findings of the Canadian suburbanisms research

    Continuity & change: Elvin Wyly on Suburbs

    Friday, May 11, 2012

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

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

    Commuter rail transit in the suburbs

    Monday, May 7, 2012

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

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

    Vancouver: Gender of Work

    Monday, May 7, 2012

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

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Atlas News

Jan
23

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

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Oct
19

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.

Read More
Jul
25

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

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Jul
24

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

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Suburban nature of Toronto rendered in Google Earth, using Gordon's "Transportation" method
Jul
13

Estimating Canada’s suburban population

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.

Read More

Miscellaneous

Jun
20

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

Jun
18

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.

May
31

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.  

May
11

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

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)