Discover City Building at Ryerson
Our on-campus city building community
Across campus, our faculty members and students are collaborating on an impressive collection of city building initiatives, in multi-disciplinary labs and hubs where innovations are developed and tested in real time, to public policy research centres tackling critical issues related to urban development, smart cities, social equity, urban sustainability and more. Discover city building at Ryerson.
Urban Innovation Labs
TransForm Lab examines how existing and novel means of transportation influence urban systems, and how our regions and neighbourhoods shape travel behaviour and human movement.
The Laboratory of Innovations in Transportation (LiTrans), external link is dedicated to creating the cyber-physical future of urban mobility using intelligent technologies and mathematics.
Data Science Laboratory
Data Science Laboratory joins disciplines to model, analyze, learn and extract knowledge in diverse domains from biomedicine to environment, engineering, business, software and banking.
Expert Centres in Policy and Practice
Office of Social Innovation
The Office of Social Innovation (OSI) creates transformative approaches to challenge complex social issues through teaching, learning and research. Our commitment to research is informed by the understanding that novel approaches are required to challenge systems of exclusion. Students study, explore and act on complex social systems through academic courses, work and internship placements, and collaborative opportunities with community partners.
Ryerson Institute for Infrastructure Innovation
The Ryerson Institute for Infrastructure Innovation (RIII) provides a catalyst for innovation on all aspects of infrastructure design, construction, financing, maintenance and operations. It adopts a systems approach through multidisciplinary research to address various infrastructure issues ranging from engineering and technological advancement to managerial and policy innovations.
Centre for Urban Research and Land Development
The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development (CUR) is dedicated to formulating policies and solutions to address the concerns confronting urban growth and change within the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.
Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute
The Ryerson Urban Analytics Institute, external link fosters data-driven insights and solutions to urban issues. Its mission is to collaborate with public, private, and non-profit sectors to devise and implement Smart City solutions for urgent urban challenges.
Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity
The Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) is a member-supported non-profit research centre with a mission to enhance the competitiveness of the consumer service sector for the benefit of Canadian society, located at the Ted Rogers School of Management.