Junfeng Jiao

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Junfeng Jiao Sidney Smith Hall, Room SS5017 | 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3 (map) Transit Deserts USA—Lessons from 52 Major Cities Transit Deserts (originated by the Dr. Jiao) describe urban neighborhoods where there are gaps in transit demand and supply. Using publicly available […]

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Friday, October 19, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Urbanism in a Time of Turmoil Alumni Hall, Victoria College | 91 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1K5 (map) Alexandra Flynn (University of Toronto) Kanishka Goonewardena (University of Toronto) Suzanne Narain (University of Toronto / Jane Finch Action Against Poverty) Alan Walks (University of […]


Willem Salet

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Willem Salet Sidney Smith Hall, Room SS5016 | 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3 (map) The Turn to Institutions in Action The ignorance of institutions is one of the larger problems today. The aspirations of individuals, organizations and states, their perceptions of problems […]

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Tom Burgoine

Friday, September 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tom Burgoine Sidney Smith Hall, Room SS2125 | 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3(map) Obesogenic neighbourhood food environments: building the case for neighbourhood effects and translating this evidence into public health action Poor diet and excess weight are leading causes of preventable non-communicable disease […]

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Priyamvada Gopal

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Priyamvada Gopal Jackman Humanities Building, Room 616 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 (map) Co-sponsors:Asian Institute, Centre for South Asian Civilizations at UTM, Department of English Interpreting Insurgency: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent This lecture is drawn from the introduction to my forthcoming […]

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Andrea Mubi Brighenti + Andrea Pavoni

Monday, July 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Andrea Mubi Brighenti + Andrea Pavoni Sidney Smith Hall – SS5016 (map) Urban Animals – Domestic, Stray and Wild   In this presentation, we explore ‘domesticity’ as a social territory defined by the relationship it entertains with the conceptual and ecological space of ‘the wild’. The leading research question can be framed […]

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Wesley Attewell

Friday, April 27, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Wesley Attewell Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Just-in-time imperialism: Logistics infrastructures and the Vietnam War   In this talk, Attewell argues that an important, yet understudied consequence of the Vietnam War was an imperial turn towards modern logistics management. Drawing on archival documents collected from […]

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Nadia Abu-Zahra

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Nadia Abu-Zahra   208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place (map) Please register for the talk here! A new take on Palestine/Israel: The violence of bureaucracy, and the potential of justice Palestine/Israel is often described in a sequence of battles or ‘clashes’ regarding ideology, land, violence, economy and […]

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Tom Slater

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tom Slater   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Territorial Stigma and the Production of Ignorance: Vested Interest Urbanism and the UK Housing Crisis   This talk explores the history and traces the realisation of a category that was invented by journalists, amplified by free market think […]

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