Research Centres and Labs
The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development formulates policies and solutions that address the concerns confronting urban growth and change within the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
The Ecological Design Lab tests new strategies, develops evidence-based next-generation practices, and finds tangible solutions to sustainability and resilience, as we rethink, remake, reinvent and renew our relationship to nature in the city.
ReActivate is a brownfields research lab focused on the study of the assessment, redevelopment, and reactivation of urban and rural spaces in North America.
The Ryerson City Building Institute is a multidisciplinary centre focused on issues relevant to city regions nationally and globally. The Institute brings together political leadership, policy ideas and people from diverse backgrounds to address critical urban challenges.
Together Design Lab takes an immersive and collaborative approach to investigating and creating innovative solutions to housing issues with marginalized communities in Canada — addressing existing cultural, gendered and class-based outcome gaps.
TransForm Lab develops and invests in students while examining how existing and novel means of transportation influence urban systems, and how our regions and neighbourhoods shape travel behaviour and human movement.