NCRP Publications

2017

Brail, S., & Kumar, N. (2017). Community leadership and engagement after the mix: The transformation of Toronto’s Regent Park. Urban Studies. First published online January-11-2017. Download PDF  

Gallagher, K., Starkman, R., & Rhoades, R. (2017). Performing counter-narratives and mining creative resilience: using applied theatre to theorize notions of youth resilience. Journal of Youth Studies, 20(2), 216-233.

Walks, R. A. (2017). Metropolitanization, Urban Governance, and Place (In) equality in Canadian Metropolitan Areas. In Inequality and Governance in the Metropolis (pp. 79-106). Palgrave Macmillan UK.

2016

Ahmed, I., Araf, M., & Wilson, B. (2016). Private-sector rental housing in greater Toronto: Towards a research agenda. Toronto: Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership & Social Planning Toronto. 26 pages.  Click here for the Report & the Blog about it

Carriere, J., Howarth, R. & Paradis, E. (2016). Connecting the power of people to the power of place: How community-based organizations influence neighbourhood collective agency. Toronto: University of Toronto, Neighbourhood Change Research Paper. 52 pages.  Download PDF

Carriere, J. (2016). Neighbourhood collective efficacy: A scoping review of existing researchToronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 239. 42 pages.   Download PDF

Gosse, M., Ramos, H., Radice, M., Grant, J.L., Pritchard, P. (2016). “What affects perceptions of neighbourhood change?The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien, 60(4), 530-540.

Grant, J. L., & Gregory, W. (2016). Who lives downtown? Neighbourhood change in central Halifax, 1951–2011. International Planning Studies, 21(2), 176-190.

Harris, R. (2016). The historical paradoxes of affordable housing. Alternatives Journal (forthcoming, spring).

Jones, C.E., & Ley, D. (2016). Transit oriented development and gentrification along Metro Vancouver’s low?income SkyTrain corridor. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien, (60)1, 9-22.

Logan, J., & Murdie, R. (2016). Home in Canada? The settlement experiences of Tibetans in Parkdale, Toronto. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 17(1), 95-113.

Miller, B. (2016). A New Kind of Suburb? Suburban Planning and Development under Calgary’s Sustainability-Focused Municipal Development Plan. Forthcoming.

Townshend, I., Miller, B. & Evans, L. (2016, In press). Socio-Spatial Changes in Neighbourhood Income Characteristics in Calgary: An Exploration of the Three Cities Model. 22 pages.

Townshend, I. & Coppola, F. (2016). Changing Patterns and Segregation of Seniors in Calgary, 1981-2006: Are There Links to the Three Cities Model? Forthcoming.

Townshend, I. & Coppola, F. (2016). Visible Minorities in Calgary’s Neighbourhoods: A Three Cities Perspective on Changing Patterns of Segregation 1981-2006. Forthcoming.

Townshend, I., & Donoghue, D. (2016). A Method for Identifying Typologies of Neighborhood Social Structural Transformation through Space and Time in an Urban System. Forthcoming.

Walks, A. (2016). Homeownership, asset-based welfare and the neighbourhood segregation of wealth. Housing Studies, 31(7), 755-784.

Alan Walks, A., Dinca-Panaitescu, M., & Simone, D. (2016). Income inequality and polarization in the City of Toronto and York Region Part I: Examining levels and trends from spatial and non-spatial perspectives. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto,  and NCRP, Research Paper #238.   Download PDF    Download Powerpoint Presentation

2015

Davies, W.K.D., & Townshend, I.J. (2015). New Urbanisms: From Neo-Traditional Neighbourhoods to New Regionalism. Chapter 2 in Davies, W.K.D (Ed). Theme Cities: Solutions for Urban Problems. Springer, pp. 17-62.

Dinca-Panaitescu, M. & Walks, A. (2015). Income inequality, income polarization, and poverty: How are they different? How are they measured? Toronto: Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership.   Download PDF

Distasio, J. & Kaufman, A. (2015). The divided prairie city: Income inequality among Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods, 1970-2010. Winnipeg: Institute of Urban Studies. 110 pages.  Download PDF   Download Summary

Grant, Jill L. & Gregory, W. (2015). Who lives downtown? Neighbourhood change in central Halifax, 1951 to 2011. International Planning Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13563475.2015.1115340

Harris, R., Dunn, J. & Wakefield, S. (2015). A city on the cusp: Neighbourhood change in Hamilton since 1970. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, Research Paper 236. 33 pages.   Download PDF

Hulchanski, J.D. (2015). Unrealized Renewal, Chapter in The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood, edited by John Lorinc et al., Toronto: Coach House Press.

Jones, C.E. (2015). Transit-oriented development and gentrification in Metro Vancouver’s low-income SkyTrain corridor. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 237. 41 pages.   Download PDF

McLean, H., Rankin, K. & Kamizaki, K. (2015). Inner-Suburban Neighbourhoods, Activist Research, and the Social Space of the Commercial Street, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(4), 1283-1308. Open access.

Prouse, V., Ramos, H., Grant, J. L., & Radice, M. (2014). How and when scale matters: the modifiable areal unit problem and income inequality in Halifax. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Canadian Planning and Policy Supplement, 23(1), 61-82.

Rankin, K.N., & McLean, H. (2015) Governing the Commercial Streets of the City: New Terrains of Disinvestment and Gentrification in Toronto’s Inner Suburbs, Antipode, 47, 216–239.

Rosen, G., & Walks, A. (2015). Castles in Toronto’s sky: Condo-ism as urban transformation. Journal of Urban Affairs, 37(3), 289-310.

Roth, N., & Grant, J.L. (2015). The story of a commercial street: growth, decline, and gentrification on Gottingen Street in Halifax. Urban History Review 43(2): 38-54.

Stapleton, J. (2015). The working poor in the Toronto region: Mapping working poverty in Canada’s richest city. Toronto: Metcalf Foundation. 40 pages.

Suttor, G. (2015). Rental housing dynamics and lower-income neighbourhoods in Canada. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 235. 50 pages.  Download PDF

United Way Toronto. (2015). The opportunity equation: Building opportunity in the face of growing income inequality. Toronto: United Way Toronto. 119 pages.   Download PDF

Werner, A., Distasio, J., & McCullough, S. (2015). Living in the red: Exploring Winnipeg’s debt-scape. Winnipeg: Institute for Urban Studies, IUS In-Brief Series. 12 pages.

2014

Ghosh, S. (2014). Everyday lives in vertical neighbourhoods: Exploring Bangladeshi residential spaces in Toronto’s inner suburbs. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38(6), 2008-2024.

Harris, R. (2014). Why neighbourhoods matter more than ever. Paper prepared for The Urban Forum, University of Chicago, April 24-25, 2014. 27 pages.

Hulchanski, J. D. (2014). Toronto’s mayoral election in four maps. Blog entry published at spacing.ca, 29 October. http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/10/29/torontos-mayoral-election-four-maps/

Kaufman, A., & Distasio, J. (2014). Winnipeg’s vanishing rooming houses: Change in the West Broadway and Spence neighbourhoods. Winnipeg: Institute for Urban Studies, IUS In-Brief Series. 20 pages.   Download PDF

Kaufman, A., & McCracken, M. (2014). Winnipeg must save its rooming houses. Op-ed published in Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/winnipeg-must-save-its-rooming-houses-256652091.html

Murdie, R., Maaranen, R. & Logan, J. (2014). Eight Canadian metropolitan areas: Spatial patterns of neighbourhood change 1981-2006. A typology based on a combined statistical analysis of census tract data. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, Research Paper 234. 85 pages.   Download PDF   Summary Report   Set of Maps

Murdie, R. & Logan, J. (2014). Bibliography and review of neighbourhood typologies with a focus on Canada, the United States, and Australia/New Zealand. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, Research Paper 233. 59 pages.   Download PDF

Paradis, E., Wilson, R. & Logan, J. (2014). Nowhere else to go: Inadequate housing and risk of homelessness among families in Toronto’s aging rental buildings. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, Research Paper 231. 47 pages.   Download PDF

Procyk, S. (2014). Understanding income inequality in Canada. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, Research Paper 232. 35 pages.   Download PDF

Prouse, V., Grant, J., Radice, M., Ramos, H. & Shakotko, P. (2014). Neighbourhood change in Halifax Regional Municipality, 1970-2010: Applying the “Three Cities” model. Halifax: Dalhousie University. 56 pages.   Download PDF    Powerpoint Presentation

Rankin, K. and H. McLean (2014) Governing the commercial streets of the city: New terrains of disinvestment and gentrification in Toronto’s inner suburbs, Antipode.

2013

Hulchanski, J. D. & Murdie, R. (2013). Canada’s income polarization trend: An international and a four metropolitan area comparison. Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership Policy Brief #4, April 2013. Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for its study on income inequality in Canada. 10 pages.

Hulchanski, J. D., Murdie, R., Walks, A., & Bourne, L. (2013). Canada’s voluntary census is worthless. Here’s why. Op-ed published in The Globe and Mail, 4 October. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/canadas-voluntary-census-is-worthless-heres-why/article14674558/

Murdie, R., Logan, J., & Maaranen, R. (2013). Eight Canadian metropolitan areas: Who lived where in 2006? Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 229. 50 pages.  Download PDF   Set of Maps

(Summary) Murdie, R., Logan, J. & Maaranen, R. (2013). Who lived where in 2006? A neighbourhood typology of eight Canadian metropolitan areas. Toronto: Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership. 13 pages.   Download Summary PDF

Rankin, K., Kamazaki, K., & McLean, H. (2013). The state of Business on Weston Road: Disinvestment and Gentrification in Toronto’s Inner Suburbs, Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 226.

Rose, D. & Twigge-Molecey, A. (2013). A city-region growing apart? Taking stock of income disparity in Greater Montréal, 1970-2005. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 222. 58 pages. (Also available in French as Research Paper 222f).   Download English PDF   Download French PDF

 (Summary) Rose, D. & Twigge-Molecey, A. (2013). Une métropole à trois vitesses? Bilan sur les écarts de revenu dans le Grand Montréal, 1970-2005. Montréal: Centre – Urbanisation Culture Société, Université INRS. 8 pages.

Rose, D., Germain, A., Bacqué, M., Bridge, G., Fijalkow, Y., & Slater, T. (2013). ‘Social mix’ and neighbourhood revitalization in a transatlantic perspective: Comparing local policy discourses and expectations in Paris (France), Bristol (UK) and Montréal (Canada). International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(2), 430-450.

Twigge-Molecey, A. (2013). The spatial patterning of wealth and poverty in the Montréal region, 1971-2006: A literature review. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 230. 53 pages.   Download PDF

Walks, A. (2013). Income inequality and polarization in Canada’s cities: An examination and new form of measurement. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 227. 124 pages.   Download PDF

Walks, A. (2013). Canada growing unequal: The evidence and the need for labour market and tax reform. Brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for its study on income inequality in Canada, 5 April. 5 pages.

2012

Black, J. (2012). The financing and economics of affordable housing development: Incentives and disincentives to private-sector participation. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 224. 50 pages.   Download PDF   Research Bulletin Summary

Ley, D. & Lynch, N. (2012). Divisions and disparities in Lotus-land: Socio-spatial income polarization in Greater Vancouver, 1970-2005. Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Paper 223. 38 pages.   Download PDF

Murdie, R. (2012). In a state of good repair? The City of Toronto’s public housing. Toronto: Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, University of Toronto, NCRP Policy Brief #1. 12 pages.

Walks, A. (2012). Anything but scattered: The proposed sale of Toronto Community Housing’s standalone scattered-site housing and implications for building an inclusive Toronto. Toronto: Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, University of Toronto, NCRP Policy Brief #2. 9 pages.

Walks, A. (2012). Canada’s new federal mortgage regulations: Warranted and fair? Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and NCRP, Research Bulletin 46. 15 pages.

2011

Mazer, K. M., & Rankin, K. N. (2011). The social space of gentrification: the politics of neighbourhood accessibility in Toronto’s Downtown West. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 29(5), 822-839.

Murdie, R., & Ghosh, S. (2010). Does spatial concentration always mean a lack of integration? Exploring ethnic concentration and integration in Toronto. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36(2), 293-311.

Murdie, R., & Teixeira, C. (2011). The impact of gentrification on ethnic neighbourhoods in Toronto: A case study of little Portugal. Urban Studies, 48(1), 61-83.

Rankin, K. N., & Delaney, J. (2011). Community BIAs as practices of assemblage: Contingent politics in the neoliberal city. Environment and Planning A, 43(6), 1363-1380.