Welcome to City Building Ryerson
As the global population becomes increasingly concentrated in urban centres, the health of our cities will have a profound impact on the success of our species. The stakes have never been higher. From climate change to population growth to a new pandemic, the challenges are as tremendous...as are the opportunities. It's possible to build a better future. In fact, we’re already doing so.
Urban research with global reach
With our collective future tied to the fate of cities, Ryerson research is devoted to the key issues that will define them. Our faculty are making decisive contributions in an array of fields. Just as urban health has never been more urgent, the work of our researchers has never been more important.
City Building Ryerson is a new university-wide collaboratory for research, learning and engagement
Who We Are
City Building Ryerson represents city building and urban innovation activity across the university. Want to know more?
The future of cities starts at Ryerson
Humans place an incredible strain on the natural environment. If we are to mount a serious defence against climate change, our cities will need to find ways to be ecologically sustainable by reducing emissions and waste.
By 2050, experts estimate that upwards of 250 million people could be displaced by climate change. This profound shift in migration patterns will pose both an enormous challenge and an opportunity for the cities of the future.
Of any vote cast in Canada, perhaps the most important is one for a city councillor or a mayor. With the global population concentrating in cities, the role our municipal governments play in fostering quality of life has never been more crucial.