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Research and Innovation


Issue 29: April 2018


    Our increasingly globalized world renders obsolete the kind of inward-facing planning that benefits only the immediate city and its current population. Modern city building takes into account the strength of urban hubs while remembering their place in a much larger ecosystem.

    We are better equipped than ever before to rise to the challenge. Be it through data generated and gathered via global mapping systems, social media, street level tracking sensors, or a host of other new and emerging technologies, the science of building great cities has a wealth of information ready to be harvested, parsed and analyzed.

    The work profiled in this issue is illustrative of Ryerson's focus on city building and the important challenges and opportunities in cities.


              360 Degrees explores a research topic from two different angles. In this issue we examine planning for better transportation options in an urban setting.