AirBnB and Toronto

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 […]

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Naomi Paik

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 […]

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Xinyue Ye

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 […]

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Stefan Kipfer

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 […]

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John Curry

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 […]

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Engin Isin

Friday, November 3, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Engin Isin Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) and University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) UC179 – University College (map) Brexit: a genealogy   The UK’s decision to leave the European Union may well become one of the […]

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Carolin Genz

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Carolin Genz Humboldt-University of Berlin Sid Smith Hall, Room 5017A Reclaiming the Right to the City – Berlin’s Grassroots Movements Strategies and Network Practices of Urban Resistance The right to the city is fare more than a right of individual access to the resources that […]

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Kelly J. Clifton

Friday, September 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Kelly J. Clifton Portland State University Sidney Smith Hall 1071 A framework for integrating pedestrians in travel demand models This presentation will introduce a framework and proof of concept application from Portland, Oregon that facilitates the integration of walking activity into four-step travel demand models, […]

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Timothy Oakes

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Timothy Oakes Professor | Department of Geography University of Colorado Boulder 108N – North House, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place Register here Ethni–cities: urbanization and ethnic space in China China’s explosive rate of urbanization has attracted attention for its unprecedented scale and […]

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