Infrastructure is the backbone of a city. School of Cities affiliated initiatives and faculty conduct research and analysis of civil and social infrastructure, and are building local and global expertise in infrastructure planning, decision-making, and delivery.
The School of Cities partners with the Infrastructure Institute, an affiliated initiative and a training, advisory, and interdisciplinary research hub aiming to build local and global expertise in integrated planning for civil and social infrastructure, decision-making, and project delivery. Led by Professor Matti Siemiatycki, the Infrastructure Institute seeks to refine collaboration between public, private and the not-for-profit sectors, and become Canada’s hub for infrastructure training and interdisciplinary knowledge.
News, Media & Research
City Visions | Megaprojects for Megacities: A Comparative Casebook
John D. Landis (Emeritus Professor of City and Regional Planning at Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania) discussed his edited volume of case studies.
Eric Miller & Shoshanna Saxe in The Globe and Mail | If you love traffic jams, you’ll love Ontario’s plan to develop the Greenbelt
Shoshanna Saxe in The Globe and Mail | EVs won’t cause roads to crumble faster, but our love of heavier cars is causing problems
Knowledge Café | Lived, not ideal: Planning resilient water infrastructures at the street-level in middle India
As climate change affects water availability, concepts of climate resilience are increasingly shaping practices for water infrastructure planning and service provision.