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Cities Centre congratulates Research Associate Minelle Mahtani, winner of the 2011 Glenda Laws Award which is administered by the Association of American Geographers and endorsed by members of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, and the Institute of British Geographersmore

All welcome: Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto will hold a Public Meeting Help Shape the Future of the Port Lands on Monday, December 12 6:30-9pm at the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon …more

The latest Insight from Martin Prosperity Institute: The Occupational Classes: Not All Jobs are Created Equal – Number of Jobs Editionlink

The annual C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy invites applications from doctoral students who are writing dissertations in fields that address these areas of interest: Valuation and Taxation; Planning and Urban Form …more

What does a complete street look like to you?Toronto Centre for Active Transportation would like your input toward creating complete streets in Toronto. Please provide any comments and suggestions to by Friday, December 16.

Kelli Korducki of The Torontoist reported on Toronto’s outgoing Chief Planner Gary Wright’s presentation and discussion at an event hosted by hosted by the Canadian Urban Institute, the Cities Centre at University of Toronto, and NRU Publishing on December 8th, The Past and Future of City Building in Torontolink


Opinion CERIS invites you to visit its discussion board and post your thoughts on its future course.

Call for Volunteers14th National Metropolis Conference CERIS …more

Call for Applications14th National Metropolis Conference Travel Grants CERIS. Due December 15more

Call for Special Sessions Toward Integration 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Due December 16more

Call for Papers Re-Mixing The City- Towards Sustainability And Resilience? REAL CORP 2012, due December 23 more

Call for ProposalsOccupied: Taking up Space and Time Indiana University, Bloomington, due January 1more

Call for ApplicationsThree-year Assistantships re Ph.D. degree in Planning, Design, and the Built Environment. Clemson University. Due January 5more

Call for Papers City Solutions Expo& Conference 2012 Qatar, due January 5more

Call for ApplicationsThe William Waters Scholarships in Urban Education due January 16more

Call for Papers Canadian Population Society 2012 Annual Meeting Wilfred Laurier University and University of Waterloo. Due January 16more

Call for ApplicationsPlanning Student Trust Fund Canadian Institute of Planners, due January 27more

Call for Submissions Examples of city leadership on immigrant integration Cities of Migration, due January 30more

Call for Applications Lincoln Institute of Land Policy C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program due February 1more

Call for AbstractsAnnals of the Association of American Geographers 2014 Special Issue: Migration. Due February 1more

Call for Abstracts Toward Integration 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Due February 10more

Call for ApplicationsMaster of Public Policy School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, due February 10more

Call for ApplicationsACHIEVE Research Partnership: Action for Health Equity Interventions Post-Doctoral Fellowships, due February 13more

Call for SubmissionsAugust Lösch Prize 2012 due March 15more

Call for Entries CONNECT EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition due April 20more


Friday, December 9, 12-2pm: A Plague of Prisons: Lessons for Canada from the US ExperienceProfessor Ernie Drucker, Professor Emeritus and former Director of Public Health and Policy Research, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University; Scholar in Residence, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Presented by the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent W, 2nd floor, Ericson Seminar Room …more

Friday, December 9, 12:30-2pm: Hungary, Canada and the Roma: Roma Rights Seminar and Discussion Aladàr Horvàth, Chair, Roma Civil Rights Foundation, Hungary.Presented by CERIS and The Centre for Refugee Studies. Room 626, York Research Tower, York University. For information mmillard@yorku.camore

Monday, December 12, 6:30-9pm: Help Shape the Future of the Port Lands Public Meeting hosted by Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon …more

Wednesday, December 14, 5-6pm presentation/Q&A; 6-7pmcocktails and book sale/signing: Launch:The Evolution of Great World Cities Christopher Kennedy. Economic Growth Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman. Martin Prosperity Institute (part of Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto), 101 College Street, Suite 420 (fourth floor), MaRS Centre. $24.95 plus HST per person (includes a seat at the session and 1 copy of The Evolution of Great World Cities) …more and register

Wednesday, December 14, 5-7pm: Idea Jam 11: Upper Toronto Special Edition ThingTank, 376 Bathurst …more and register

Thursday, December 15, 10:30am: From Buildings to Cities: Informing Practical Decisions with Agent-based ModelsClint Andrews, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development, and Director of the Center for Green Building, Rutgers University. Presented by the Department of Civil Engineering, Galbraith Building, GB303, 35 St. George Street.For more information:

Friday, December 16, 7:30-11:30am: Investing in Tomorrow’s Infrastructure – How Smarter Choices Can Help Battle Climate Change Keynote speaker: Tom Rand, author of“How to Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit,” venture capitalist and CleanTech Advisor to MaRS. Session chair: Sean L. Gosnell, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. With commentary from:Phil Jessup, practice leader, The Climate Group; David Klacko, Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Dan Stone, MCIP, RPP, co-chair, Canada Green Building Council initiative to expand National Green Municipal Tool Kit, and Manager of Economic Development and Sustainability, Town of East Gwillimbury; Tim Dettlaff, Senior Vice President, Ameresco. Presented by Canadian Urban Institute, in collaboration with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Ted Rogers School of Management, Cara Commons Room, 55 Dundas St. W, 7th Fl. …more and register

Sunday, December 18, 6-8pm: Launch of Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place by Shelley Hornstein The author is a faculty member with CITY Institute at York University. Presented by Swipe Design and Ashgate Publishers. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Gladstone Gallery …more


January 13: Is there Planning Law or just City Politics? Conference on Municipalities and Land Use Planning University of Toronto Faculty of Law, free, registration required …more

February 10-11:Nationalism and the City The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge …more

February 21-22: Seeking Solutions: Access to Health Care for the Uninsured in Canada Women’s College Hospital …more

March 4-7: Green Cities 2012Sydney, Australia …more

March 23-24: Systemic Differences, Path Dependencies, Economic, Social and Environmental Impact(1900 to tomorrow) A workshop organized jointly by the German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington DC, the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies (CCGES), and the Schulich School of Business, York University. Toronto…more

May 28-June 2: Toward Integration2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo …more

June 26-29: Cities in MotionPresented by Velo-city Global, Vancouver …more

July 14-17: Greater & Greener: Re-Imagining Parks for 21st Century Cities New York City …more


Continuing to December 9: Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s The Japan Foundation, 131 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor of the Colonnade …more

Continuing to February 26: 2011 Design Exchange Awards Winners Exhibition 234 Bay Street …more

Continuing to May:A World of MusicCelebrating 90 years with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, including many unique documents, photographs, prints and audio recordings. City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road …more


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