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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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