Thian Yew Gan

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 […]

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Che Gossett

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 […]

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Heather Dorries

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 […]

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Kuni Kamizaki

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 […]

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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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