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The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development is an expert-led research Centre, dedicated to formulating policies and solutions to address the concerns confronting urban growth and change within the Greater Golden Horseshoe, as well as to educating students to take leadership roles in these pursuits. Its orientation is founded on uniting economics and market analysis within the context and understanding of social and environmental considerations.

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CUR's Latest Research


June 5, 2021
Will the new mortgage rules tame Canada's overheated housing market? Experts surveyed by the Star say they doubt it, external link

The Star interviews CUR's Senior Economist, Diana Petramala, on the Canadian housing market and potential strategies to cool rising prices
By: Joseph Hall

June 5, 2021
Ground-related housing vs. apartment permits across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, external link

Feature on CUR's analysis of trends in building starts and trends in the GGH housing market
By: Brandon Donnelly

June 3, 2021
Small-Town Homes, Big-City Prices: Welcome to the Everywhere Boom, external link

The Globe and Mail interviews CUR's Director, David Amborski, on the rapidly rising prices in the Canadian housing market 
By: Rob Carrick

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