A one-day invitational symposium with the SSHRC Partnership Grant proposal team, June 23, 2011, Neighbourhood Change Research Group, University of Toronto. Much has occurred in the broader socio-economic context that requires new ways of thinking about how and why urban neighbourhoods change, and how we should study neighbourhood change. Little consideration has been given to how traditional ideas about neighborhood change affect analyses of urban areas. We need to move forward to new ways of thinking, researching, and offering policy advice about the often dramatic changes that are taking place in urban socio-spatial patterns.
The presentations of six of the speakers are posted here.
1. How should we study neighbourhood change today?
- Janet Smith, U of Illinois at Chicago PDF of presentation
- Peter Marcuse, Columbia University
2. Socio-spatial Inequality: What to Focus Research on and Why?
- John Myles, Sociology, UofT
- Armine Yalnizyan, Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives PDF of speaking notes
- Neil Smith, Geography, City University of New York
3. Population Groups: Defining Priorities for Cross-Disciplinary Thematic Neighbourhood Research
- Kathleen Gallagher, UofT, Youth & Urban Schooling PDF of presentation
- Jino Distasio, U Winnipeg, Urban Aboriginal Neighbourhood Issues PDF of presentation
- Sheila Neysmith, UofT, Age Friendly Neighbourhoods PDF of presentation
- Bob Murdie, York U., Immigrant Settlement and Integration PDF of presentation
4. From the Field: Emerging Issues & Research Needs
- Mike Buda, Director, Policy & Research, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- Harvey Low, Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto
- Social Planning Toronto, Community development planners who work in Toronto’s “City #3”