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Events and Recordings

Sharing city building research and insights


Mississauga: Urban Innovation in Action

New for Winter 2022

We are proud to present three new webinars in our Urban Innovation Cafe series in partnership with the City of Mississauga. Join us explore how the City of Mississauga is demonstrating leadership in city building and creating the city of tomorrow today. 


The Forefront

Podcast Season 2

The Forefront is a podcast from Alumni Relations that showcases how Ryerson is tackling big issues. Season 2 is focused on city building, and explores dimensions of creating more inclusive, sustainable and livable cities. The six episodes feature many of the researchers and innovators you've heard about from City Building Ryerson. Listen and subscribe!

Past Events

Fresh Voices

Webinar Series Fall 2021

Meet our newest city builders!

This webinar series shined a light on the ideas, perspectives and research priorities of the new faculty members across campus doing work related to building healthier, more resilient urban systems, places and communities.

In this series: Dr. Roxana Suehing, Dr. William Galloway, Victor Perez-Amado, Dr. Rania Hamza, Dr. Samantha Biglieri

City Building Research in Focus

Webinar Series Spring 2021

This series was designed to showcase timely Ryerson research and thought leadership across disciplines that adds depth and dimension to core city building concepts.

In this series: Dr. Vik Singh, Dr. Zhixi Zhuang, Prof. April Lindgren, Diana Petramala and Hannah Chan-Smyth, Dr. Josephine Wong, Dr. Tor Oiamo and Linda Zhang

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Urban Innovation Café (ongoing)

The urban innovation driving solutions in our cities

Our Urban Innovation Café series brings together diverse leaders, researchers and policy makers in panels led by an expert moderator to discuss current urban innovations and their potential to solve big problems.

Past events in this series: Smart Freight


COVID in Focus 2020

In this webinar series, which ran in Fall 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