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Downtown Recovery

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic renewed longterm debates about the future of downtowns in North America. With the initial shock of the pandemic, downtowns emptied out as people were… Read more

School of Cities India

On February 1, 2023, the University of Toronto partnered with Tata Trusts to launch the University of Toronto India Foundation (UTIF), with goals to create opportunities for students, faculty and… Read more

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Equitable Development Data Insight Training

The Equitable Development Data Insight Training Initiative (EDDIT) trains equitable development-focused organizations to expand their reach and impact using the data and resources they already have. EDDIT offers selected U.S. and Canadian organizations a… Read more

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Areas of Focus

The School of Cities integrates the research and analysis of scholars and students from across the University of Toronto with the knowledge and lived experience of communities, civil society organizations… Read more

The School of Cities is a unique multidisciplinary hub for urban research, education, and engagement creating new and just ways for cities and their residents to thrive. Based at the University of Toronto and in a fast-growing, culturally diverse, and economically dynamic urban region, the School of Cities supports leading scholars, practitioners, and community members spanning disciplines and lived experiences to co-create new understandings, policies, and practices.
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