Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, simultaneously requiring the transformation of infrastructure, reconfiguration of financial systems, mobilization of the electorate, and more. Cities are poised to lead the way in both devising and implementing solutions.
Climate Positive Energy
The School of Cities partners with the Climate Positive Energy, an initiative at the University of Toronto that is developing social, scientific, technical, economic, and policy solutions to transform our energy systems, ensure energy access and production is equitable, and help Canada become a global clean-energy model.
Positive Zero Transport Futures
Positive Zero provides expertise to launch pilot projects, design intervention studies, conduct research with partners and affected communities, and most critically to share the real-world experiences gained across the network.
News, Media & Research
This full-day event will bring together academics and policymakers to discuss cutting edge research and policy implications for urban communities disproportionately affected by climate change.
This exhibition highlights the role of parks and open spaces in fostering climate action in Toronto’s inner suburbs. Urban green spaces range from expansive ravine networks to pocket gardens, and… Read more
This introduces the TCO, describes our approach and initial research program. The audience will learn about emerging topic in human-centered climate informatics and about opportunities to participate in an exciting new initiative on campus.
As climate change affects water availability, concepts of climate resilience are increasingly shaping practices for water infrastructure planning and service provision.
Towers in the Park: A Prospective for Equitable Resilience looks at the untapped potential of the “parks” in “Towers in the Park”. Many of these tower neighbourhoods were built between 1950-80’s… Read more