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Past Events

City Building Ryerson is proud to present events that facilitate learning and exchange, responding to pressing issues and unique opportunities in city building and urban innovation. This page features recordings of our past presentations.


Alain Bertaud, external link is one of North America's foremost thinkers on land use planning. On Monday, November 23, 2020, City Building Ryerson was pleased to present Mr. Bertaud in conversation with Diana Petramala, Senior Economist at the Ryerson Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, on the topic of Bertaud's data-led approach for evaluating affordable housing policy options in the GTA. Presented in recognition of National Housing Day 2020.

COVID in Focus 2020

In this webinar series, which began in September 2020, we explored aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic’s wide-ranging impact on cities. Ryerson faculty members presented their latest research into the effect of policy measures enacted during the pandemic, as well as newly apparent needs for pandemic preparedness and the protection of public health in an urban context. Watch the past discussions here.

How our homes impact our health with Dr. Terri Peters

Road safety as a public health issue with Dr. Linda Rothman

How cycling infrastructure can save lives with Dr. Anne Harris

Mapping children's healthy movement during COVID-19 with Dr. Raktim Mitra