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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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June 14, 2021
When baby boomers in Toronto finally leave their current homes, it will free up space for hundreds of thousands of young homeowners. But will they be able to afford them?, external link

The Star interviews CUR's Director, David Amborski, on trends in the Toronto housing market as baby boomers downsize
By: Victoria Gibson

June 12, 2021
York Region municipalities must carve out a future for affordable housing, external link references CUR's report on the potential uses of government surplus lands to build affordable housing
By: Yvonne Kelly

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

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