Introducing
University
of Toronto

School

of

Cities

The world's urban population is growing by 60 million per year.
Today, more than half of
humanity lives in cities.
Our future depends on the
success of urban centres.
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About The School of Cities

The University of Toronto School of Cities will convene urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just.


Our Vision

The School of Cities will be a world-leading centre for innovative interdisciplinary urban research, education and engagement. It is where diverse communities will come together to spark new insights and design creative ways for cities and their citizens to thrive.


Current Funding/Grant Opportunities

The School of Cities has funding opportunities to support urban-focused research, education and outreach initiatives by members of the University of Toronto community.


Please see the links below to learn more about the funding programs and how to apply.


Education | Outreach | Research
International Postdoctoral Fellowships | Student Fellowship Awards

3 Campuses
10 Divisions
42 Programs

The School of Cities Interim Working Group brings together scholars from more than 20 disciplines across ten academic divisions. Over the last year, this group has worked together on the vision and mission for the School of Cities, identified interim programming and activities in support of the mission, and begun building the School’s community of scholars.

Leadership
Matti Siemiatycki Matti Siemiatycki Interim Director
Shauna Brail Shauna Brail Associate Director Partnerships & Outreach
Mark Fox Mark Fox Associate Director Research
Marieme Lo Marieme Lo Associate Director Education
Richard Florida Richard Florida Distinguished Scholar in Residence
Meet Our Working Group
Nathaniel Baum-Snow Nathaniel Baum-Snow Associate Professor Rotman School of Management
Shauna Brail Shauna Brail Associate Professor, Teaching Stream Urban Studies Faculty of Arts & Science Director, Urban Studies Program
Gabriel Eidelman Gabriel Eidelman Assistant Professor School of Public Policy & Governance Faculty of Arts & Science
Mark Fox Mark Fox Distinguished Professor Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez Associate Professor Curriculum, Teaching & Learning OISE
Jason Hackworth Jason Hackworth Professor Geography & Planning Faculty of Arts & Science
Farzaneh Hemmasi Farzaneh Hemmasi Assistant Professor Ethnomusicology Faculty of Music
Sara Hughes Sara Hughes Assistant Professor Political Science UTM
Charlie Keil Charlie Keil Professor History/Cinema Studies Faculty of Arts & Science Principal of Innis College
Mark Kingwell Mark Kingwell Professor Philosophy Faculty of Arts & Science
Marieme Lo Marieme Lo Associate Professor Women and Gender Studies/African Studies Faculty of Arts & Science
Liat Margolis Liat Margolis Associate Professor Architecture, Landscape, and Design John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Director, gritlab
Ruth Marshall Ruth Marshall Associate Professor Study of Religion Faculty of Arts & Science
Fadi Masoud Fadi Masoud Assistant Professor Architecture, Landscape, and Design John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Rhonda McEwen Rhonda McEwen Associate Professor Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology UTM CRC in Tactile Interfaces, Communication and Cognition
Valentina Napolitano Valentina Napolitano Professor Anthropology Faculty of Arts & Science
Khandker M. Nurul Habib Khandker M. Nurul Habib Associate Professor Civil and Mineral Engineering Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Ato Quayson Ato Quayson Professor English Faculty of Arts & Science
Mauricio Quirós Pacheco Mauricio Quirós Pacheco Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream Architecture, Landscape, and Design John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Shoshanna Saxe Shoshanna Saxe Assistant Professor Civil and Mineral Engineering Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Micheal Shier Micheal Shier Assistant Professor Social Work Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Matti Siemiatycki Matti Siemiatycki Associate Professor Geography & Planning Faculty of Arts & Science CRC in Infrastructure Planning and Finance
Daniel Silver Daniel Silver Associate Professor Sociology UTSC
André Sorensen André Sorensen Professor Human Geography UTSC
Joshua Barker Joshua Barker** Associate Professor Anthropology Faculty of Arts & Science Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Vice-Provost, Research and Education **Affiliated Faculty
Richard Florida Richard Florida** University Professor Rotman School of Management Director of Cities, Martin Prosperity Institute **Affiliated Faculty
Suzanne Stewart Suzanne Stewart Associate Professor Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Dalla Lana School of Public Health Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health CRC in Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions
“The most challenging issues facing cities today will require solutions drawn from the widest possible range of disciplines”
— U of T President Meric Gertler
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