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 and governments throughout city regions across the country and globally. Together we investigate and inform multidisciplinary, evidence-based solutions to the most pressing urban challenges of our time.  . 

Our three priority theme areas to 2026 are climate and justice; belonging, migration and thriving; and inequality, data, and democracy (see our Strategic Plan). But we also continue to work on other opportunities that make cities thrive and challenges constrain them, including in the areas of culture, governance, housing, infrastructure, mobility, pandemic recovery, and urban data.

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