Friday, March 9, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sian Sullivan Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Making nature investable? Considering some outcomes of coupling ‘nature’ with ‘capital’ The contemporary moment of global ecological crisis is also a moment wherein ‘nature’ is being named and framed as ‘natural capital’. The term ‘natural capital’ is […]Read more "Sian Sullivan"
Friday, February 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Thian Yew Gan Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Global Climate Change Impacts to the Cryopshere and Remote Sensing of Environment Besides climate change impact to the hydrosphere, the cryosphere is also undergoing rapid changes during the 20th and the early 21st Century, such as […]Read more "Thian Yew Gan"
Friday, February 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Che Gossett Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Abolitionist Entanglement: Palestine, Animal Necropolitics and Anti-Colonial Ecology In this lecture Che Gossett brings together Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Afropessimism as well as recent Palestinian films about animal necropolitics to consider both abolitionist aesthetics and how abolition […]Read more "Che Gossett"
Friday, February 2, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Heather Dorries + Susan Blight Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) What Would a Decolonial City Be Like? Speculations on Sovereignty, Planning Theory, and Indigenist Urbanism At its core, planning is a speculative practice. Imagining alternative futures has long been considered a step towards addressing […]Read more "Heather Dorries"
Friday, January 26, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Kuni Kamizaki Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Struggles over urban land: Organizing the Community Land Trust for equitable development and economic democracy in Parkdale Housing unaffordability, eviction, and displacement are everyday challenges faced by low-income and marginalized communities in gentrifying neighbourhoods, as urban development assumes […]Read more "Kuni Kamizaki"
Friday, December 15, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Thorben Wieditz + Zachary Spicer + Amy Buitenhuis Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) AirBnB and Toronto: How Is Short-Term Renting Affecting Our City? This panel will be presenting and discussing how the rise of the platform, short-term rental housing has affected the City of Toronto. Thorben will […]Read more "AirBnB and Toronto"
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Naomi Paik University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Sidney Smith Hall – SS2125 (map) Rightlessness: Hunger Strikes, Force-feeding, and testimony at Guantánamo Naomi Paik will address themes raised in her new book, Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps Since World War II, which grapples with the history […]Read more "Naomi Paik"
Friday, November 24, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Xinyue Ye Kent State University Sidney Smith Hall – SS2125 (map) Modelling Network and Flow Using Big Data in an Interdisciplinary Context The research agenda in socioeconomic dynamics has been substantially transformed and redefined in light of big data. Aggregate spatial inequality can be examined through […]Read more "Xinyue Ye"
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Stefan Kipfer + Herman Rosenfeld Sidney Smith Hall – SS2125 (map) Free Transit: Demands, Promises, Challenges Transportation harbours more than transportation questions. It alerts us to all sorts of urban problems, connects us to people’s daily rounds, and reminds us of the role of state […]Read more "Stefan Kipfer"
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM John Curry Bousfield Distinguished Visiting Scholar Sidney Smith Hall – SS2125 (map) Transformation of Values to Sustainability: Exploring Values in Society, Professional Planning and First Nations Values are principles or standards which humans develop from early childhood and ultimately help mould our actions, opinions and […]Read more "John Curry"