The School’s mission is to convene urban-focused researchers, educators, students, practitioners, institutions and the general public to explore and address complex urban challenges, with the aim of making cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous and just. The School embraces equity and diversity as a source of creativity and inspired scholarship. The School aims to reflect the diversity of people and communities of the local urban region, and is especially committed to the active participation of underrepresented and equity seeking groups, especially Indigenous, Black, immigrant, and racialized people.
The School will reflect a global sense of urbanism, with attention to the interplay between local and global contexts, and the relationships and networks that shape a sense of place. Locally, its scope will include the cities and metropolitan areas that comprise the Greater Toronto Area. The School’s core values will inform its partnerships, and it seeks meaningful collaborations with its partners, recognizing that communities and their members are not sites or objects of research, but actors and collaborators in knowledge-making projects.
For student groups and educators interested in partnering with the School of Cities on educational initiatives, visit our education small grant funding page for requirements. The School also provides small grant funding for co-sponsored outreach events.
Educational initiatives/curricular innovation supported by the School of Cities:
|Nov 15||City Building: Careers with Impact||Urban Studies Program, Innis College; Hart House Social Justice Committee; Career Exploration & Education; and the Centre for Community Partnerships|
|Nov 8-10||Decolonizing Conference||Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS)|
|Nov 6-8||Spatial Data Analysis Tutorial Networking Event||Department of Human Geography (UTSC)|
|Nov 2||The Environmental Governance Lab in Conversation wiht David Miller: The Future of the Environment Post Toronto Elections||Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy|
|2018/19 Series||6Place Toronto||McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology|